4,728 ft
319 ft
-10 ft
1 miles
High Point

True Grit (Lower) Details

  • Riding Area
    Tahoe Donner
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #5093 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Tahoe Donner

True Grit is a new trail leading from Hawk's Peak to Euer Valley Rd. The trail is built with a handful of optional intermediate difficulty rock features during the decent. All features have ride-arounds, and beginning riders should be fine here, especially after a few wet cycles helps to bake in the trail bed. The top section above Sundance is steeper and may be more challenging for some riders, to avoid this climb you can take the access road around to the back of Hawk's Peak. The trail is multi-use and multi-directional.

Access Info

From the Euer Valley Rd. gate go past the gate down the road and the trail begins on the left at the first road intersection. From Hawk's Peak after the switchbacks at the top of Upper Motherlode the trail forks and True Grit is to the right.

More Stats for True Grit (Lower) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    309 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,744 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,744 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,053 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,706 ft
  • Distance down
    363 ft
  • Distance flat
    491 ft
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on Oct 28, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to true-grit-lower trailhead (39.371721, -120.256670)
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True Grit (Lower) Trail Reports

Oct 28, 2018 @ 12:55pm
Oct 28, 2018
Aug 13, 2018 @ 9:27am
Aug 13, 2018
Extremely loose, probably going to take until after winter to properly bed in.
Aug 11, 2018 @ 10:10pm
Aug 11, 2018
The signs say not to ride the top until it's done, but the top trail is done they just didn't take down those signs. Watchout for deeper loose...
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