4.8 miles
Distance
1,298 ft
Climb
-905 ft
Descent
01:26:56
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Freel High Country
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    #19E00
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jul - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12484 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9965 in Trail Running
    • #2357 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Gorgeous high alpine riding through terrain different from the High Meadow and Heavenly portions of the TRT. Climb from 9100 ft at star lake up to 9700 ft where the Freel Peak hiking trail branches off. Then a fun descent down to Armstrong Pass. Views of Lake Tahoe, Freel Peak, Mt Tallac, Pyramid Peak etc. The trail is mostly the crushed granite sand found throughout Tahoe but was no problem to climb with my cross country 2.2 tires.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tahoe Rim Trail (Freel Peak) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    393 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,678 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,728 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,720 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,112 ft
  • Grade
    1.548%
  • Grade max
    -33.47%
  • Grade min
    35.991%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,128 ft
  • Avg time
    01:26:56
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:26
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on Aug 23, 2023
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      Tahoe Rim Trail... Trail Reports

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      Aug 23, 2023 @ 8:09am
      Aug 23, 2023
      Some walk a bike sections leaving Star Lake.
      Jul 27, 2023 @ 2:28am
      Jul 27, 2023
      A few snow patches on the Star Lake side, with the two largest ones near the summit, however, they are passable.
      Jul 21, 2023 @ 8:16pm
      Jul 21, 2023
      Lots of snow on the Star Lake side. I mostly hiked up it today. It's clear on the Armstrong Pass side
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 11:40am
      Jun 8, 2022
      No snow, dirt is prime. One tree down but able to walk around.
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 10:44am
      Jun 27, 2021
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      • 881 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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      youtuber Freel's Flatliner - Tahoe Rim Trail - South...
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