2.3 miles
Distance
603 ft
Climb
-51 ft
Descent
00:30:32
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tahoe Mountain
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    17E80A
  • AKA
    Tahoe Mountain South Side
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #7249 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13841 in Trail Running
    • #48333 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Owner
    USFS

This trail was completed after the 2007 Angora Fire and was renamed in 2018 to "Tahoe Mountain Trail." The trail is largely in open tree-less areas with great mountain view and lake views at the top. The trail surface is mostly decomposed granite on the lower sections and increasingly rocky on the upper sections. During very dry periods parts of the trail can become loose. There are no technical sections and no added features, but the lack of tree cover and southern aspect means this is the first trail to melt out in spring. Fun as an out and back or loop into Northside and Valley View.

Access Info

Lower access is officially west off Tahoe Mountain Road immediately across from Forest Mountain Drive where there is parking for a few cars. However, access is also possible off the paved bike trail across from Sawmill Rd...follow the paved path a few hundred feet to a distinct right hand turn. Continue straight on a dirt/gravel road for another couple hundred feet. Look for a single track trail to take off to the right.

The upper trailhead is at the intersection of Valley View and Tahoe Mountain trails.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tahoe Mountain Trail (South Section) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    554 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,446 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,047 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,492 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,047 ft
  • Grade
    4.6%
  • Grade max
    -17%
  • Grade min
    25.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    988 ft
  • Distance flat
    666 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:52
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on May 10, 2024
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      Tahoe Mountain... Trail Reports

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      May 10, 2024 @ 10:11am
      May 10, 2024
      reporter tree cleared
      May 4, 2024 @ 11:50am
      May 4, 2024
      reporter Multiple trees across trail.
      May 4, 2024 @ 10:53am
      May 4, 2024
      reporter Large tree across trail. 30” dia
      Apr 18, 2024 @ 7:08am
      Apr 18, 2024
      reporter Trail is now clear of down trees.
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 11:42am
      Apr 17, 2024
      Trees have been cleared, only a couple of small puddles.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 1,171 rides
      • Last: May 24, 2024

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      Jul 11, 2023 @ 7:03am
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      Jul 1, 2023 @ 12:50pm
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      Jun 16, 2023 @ 1:07pm
      Jun 16, 2023

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