3 miles
Distance
462 ft
Climb
-758 ft
Descent
00:33:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Tahoe Rim (High Meadows) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    #19E00
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • 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
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jul - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #52242 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

Going from North to South, you'll leave the Heavenly TRT on the backside of the ridge and emerge through a pass onto the Lake Tahoe side of the ridge with views of South Lake Tahoe emerging and the high meadow below once used for cattle grazing. The trail is mostly flat for the first 2 miles, and then a 400 foot climb over 1 mile leading to beautiful Star Lake. The trail passes a majestic, very large and very old Juniper tree that warrants a quick stop.

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More Stats for Tahoe Rim Trail (High Meadows) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -297 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,618 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,126 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,111 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,815 ft
  • Grade
    -1.62%
  • Grade max
    -28.028%
  • Grade min
    28.957%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,186 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:18
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 3.5 (2 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • 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

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
      All
      • 103 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 3, 2018 @ 6:45am
      Jul 3, 2018
      28 |
      Jul 3, 2018 @ 6:45am
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      32 |
      Jul 3, 2018 @ 6:45am
      Jul 3, 2018
      35 |
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 6:02am
      Jun 30, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Kingsberry to Toads Loop (with public bus shuttle)
      35 miles
      Daggett to Corrall
      29 miles
      Spooner to Star Lake and Cold Creek ????????
      34 miles
      Star lake loop
      24 miles

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