5 miles
Distance
1,298 ft
Climb
-905 ft
Descent
01:46:22
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Tahoe Rim (Freel Peak) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    , California
  • Ref Number
    #19E00
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #14732 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

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.

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More Stats for Tahoe Rim Trail (Freel Peak) bike 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
    01:46:22
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Tahoe Rim Trail... Trail Reports

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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 6:36am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 5:15am
      Sep 2, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Still lots of drifts on the east/north side of Freel Pass heading down to Star Lake but nothing that wouldn't make it worth piecing together an...
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 9:13pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 9:13pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Still a lot of drifts on the east/north side of the pass going down to Star Lake but nothing that wouldn't make it worth p piecing together an...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 2 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
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      • 99 rides
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      Oct 16, 2019 @ 3:14pm
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      Jul 7, 2019 @ 9:15am
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      Jul 7, 2019 @ 9:15am
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      Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:46pm
      Jun 28, 2018

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