1.3 miles
Distance
595 ft
Climb
-22 ft
Descent
00:23:31
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Upper Animal Crackers (16E50) Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Prosser
    Truckee, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #81415 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #14715 in E-Biking
    • #21129 in Trail Running
    • #1405 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 65 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Again, like Lower Animal Crackers, this is really a moto trail: It is rocky, a lot of it is loose, it's all uphill, making it a technical, challenging ascent; but a pretty easy, bumpy descent. Like Lower, there is no signage to differentiate Animal Crackers from the many other named and unnamed trails up there. The start of Upper Animal Crackers was very hard to spot until I passed it twice and had to rely on Trailforks with the gps. Close to the top there are some partially banked curves, and some pavers down in the trail. View at the top is pretty nice; and it better be, given the work you'll have to do to see it.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Upper Animal Crackers (16E50) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    573 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,540 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,114 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,541 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,114 ft
  • Grade
    8.552%
  • Grade max
    -11.764%
  • Grade min
    31.671%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    478 ft
  • Distance flat
    475 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:41
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Status:
on May 7, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 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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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Upper Animal... Trail Reports

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      May 7, 2021 @ 12:38pm
      May 7, 2021
      Some snow across the trail. Shouldn’t be too much longer.
      May 5, 2021 @ 7:12am
      May 5, 2021
      Still covered in large patches of snow. Give it a week or two.
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 8:51pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      May 1, 2020 @ 8:26pm
      May 1, 2020
      About 6-8 medium sized snow patches. Passable but not super fun to push through. I'd wait a few more days.
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 10:32pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Still covered in snow. Give it a week or two
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 198 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Vhurst3579 (May 7, 2018 at 19:30)
       Rough climb. There are a few sections so steep you have to hike-your-bike. The view from the top is beautiful.
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      Animal & Animal Crackers, Truckee, CA
      11:32 | 203 | May 25, 2020 , Truckee
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