3 miles
Distance
172 ft
Climb
-1,530 ft
Descent
00:28:06
Avg time
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TRT: Ward Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Ward Canyon
    Tahoe City, California
  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5064 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

One of the most difficult and beautiful sections of the TRT, best ridden downhill. The upper section, while not terribly technical, is fast and exposed. Eventually, you reach what is arguably the most technical section of the entire (ride-able) TRT. Numerous large rock steps, loose baby head stones, and tight switchbacks make it difficult to stay on the bike at all. Bring extra tubes and don't be afraid to walk. If you choose to ride uphill, you will walk most of this section. Towards the end of the technical portion, there is an excellent view above the waterfall on Ward Creek. Once the trail hits the bottom of the canyon, it turns to easy, open singletrack before eventually reaching the doubletrack.

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More Stats for TRT: Ward Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,357 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,713 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,105 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,076 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,719 ft
  • Grade
    -7.947%
  • Grade max
    -40.589%
  • Grade min
    24.861%
  • Distance climb
    2,872 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    958 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:06
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Status:
on Aug 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
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  • Double Black Diamond

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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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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 30 rides
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