3 miles
Distance
462 ft
Climb
-758 ft
Descent
00:28:01
Avg time
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TRT: High Meadows 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
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jul - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 TRT: High Meadows mountain 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
    00:28:01
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Status:
on Jun 28, 2018
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to trt-high-meadows trailhead (38.877111, -119.890205)
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TRT: High Meadows Trail Reports

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Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:24pm
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Jun 28, 2018 @ 8:23pm
Jun 28, 2018
May 31, 2018 @ 1:51pm
May 31, 2018
From Monument Pass its clear for about 1.5 miles then mostly snow until you get to Star Lake... Info from hikers who camped at star lake on 5/26
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:22am
Nov 17, 2017
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Jun 30, 2018 @ 6:02am
Jun 30, 2018
TRT: High Meadows, Lake Tahoe

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