5 miles
Distance
1,298 ft
Climb
-905 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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TRT: Freel Peak Details

  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jul - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14732 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 TRT: Freel Peak bike trail
  • Altitude change
    393 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,678 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
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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Directions to trt-freel-peak trailhead (38.832086, -119.912137)
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TRT: Freel Peak Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:17am
Oct 20, 2018
A few patches of thin snow/ice but entirely rideable.
Jul 17, 2018 @ 7:24am
Jul 17, 2018
Riding well. Creek coming off Freel is still running strong
Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:23pm
Jun 28, 2018
May 31, 2018 @ 1:54pm
May 31, 2018
Might be a few more weeks until this melts out
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:22am
Nov 17, 2017
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Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:46pm
Jun 28, 2018
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TRT: Freel Peak, My City
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Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:45pm
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TRT: Freel Peak, My City
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Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:45pm
Jun 28, 2018
TRT: Freel Peak, My City

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