5.5 miles
Distance
819 ft
Climb
-1,849 ft
Descent
01:09:14
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of TRT: Heavenly Trail

TRT: Heavenly Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jul - Nov
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36748 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #22055 in Trail Running
    • #21222 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

Difficult from Nevada side, but rewards with awesome views down into Carson Valley, then shady steady work before abrupt unclimbable stairstep switchbacks get you up to the saddle in a hurry From there you can continue the TRT to Star Lake or go right and out on Cold Creek and Powerline, as I did.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for TRT: Heavenly mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,029 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,778 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,817 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,817 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,788 ft
  • Grade
    -3.549%
  • Grade max
    -46.154%
  • Grade min
    42.557%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,938 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:14
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:05
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Status:
on May 19, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      TRT: Heavenly Trail Reports

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      May 19, 2021 @ 6:44pm
      May 19, 2021
      A few downed trees and snow piles, but passable
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 9:30am
      Jun 14, 2020
      Dry! A couple big trees down but trail is g2g.
      May 24, 2020 @ 7:36am
      May 24, 2020
      Lots of snow through lower Killebrew and Mott.
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:59pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 1:29pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      Recent rains have made this much more rideable
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      All
      • 192 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      17 |
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 1:35pm
      Aug 8, 2021
      94 |
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      111 |
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      216 |
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Aug 1, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      WillieB (Sep 11, 2019 at 11:29)
       If going up, ride the Heavenly maintenance road when given the opportunity. It skips a really rocky and nearly unrideable uphill section.
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      Videos

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      Lake Tahoe - TRT Heavenly
      17:19 | 348 | Sep 17, 2019 , South Lake Tahoe
      Tahoe Rim Trail to Van Sickle
      2:37 | 249 | Jun 26, 2019 , South Lake Tahoe
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