5,163 ft
Distance
69 ft
Climb
-875 ft
Descent
00:28:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Church (17E37) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Angora
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • AKA
    Angora Lake Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #86477 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Steep and absurdly technical alpine-style trail dropping from Angora Lakes trailhead down to Fallen Leaf. Upper half is mostly rideable by a skilled rider, while the lower portion can be cleared only by a select few. Odds are better for you if you have solid trials technique. Mandatory hike-a-bike uphill.

Access Info

Begins between the upper and lower Angora Lakes parking lot and ends at the Fallen Leaf Chapel adjacent to the Fallen Leaf Fire House.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Church Trail (17E37) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -805 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,398 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,248 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,398 ft
  • Grade
    -15.597%
  • Grade max
    -58.976%
  • Grade min
    22.152%
  • Distance climb
    869 ft
  • Distance down
    4,041 ft
  • Distance flat
    252 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:05
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      The Church Trail... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:04pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      All clear. Better be a badass on rocks to ride this trail... which I am not.
      May 28, 2018 @ 6:47pm
      May 28, 2018
      Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Apr 16, 2018
      Still snowed in at the top, when viewed from Angora parking lot.
      Sep 28, 2017 @ 1:02pm
      Sep 28, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag NVJAY775 (Sep 29, 2018 at 8:23)
       Super fun technical descent for skilled riders, or riders looking to better their technical descending skills.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag TOOnaturalproductions2N (Nov 6, 2018 at 9:50)
       super fun , rowdy rock sections all the way down, loose slate , technical, pick lines wisely!!!!!
      [Reply]

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