3 miles
182 ft
-1,539 ft
Avg time

TRT: Ward Canyon Details

  • Riding area
    Ward Canyon
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
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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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,892 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,137 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 17, 2017
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