1.6 miles
Distance
572 ft
Climb
-144 ft
Descent
00:21:30
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Watson Lake Road Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Watson Lake Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
    • Snowmobile
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Ref Number
    16N50
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Snow Grooming
    Classic
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 30 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in ATVing/Offroading
    • 5 in Skiing
    • 5 in Snowmobiling

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Watson Lake Road is a 2 mile less popular dirt/gravel road trail located near Tahoe City California. This multi-use trail can be used uphill primary and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 572 ft blue climb. On average it takes 21 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Watson Lake Road bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    429 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,384 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,861 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,384 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,813 ft
  • Grade
    5.163%
  • Grade max
    -30.023%
  • Grade min
    28.516%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1,776 ft
  • Distance flat
    257 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:32
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on May 30, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 35 rides
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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 8:40pm
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      Jun 22, 2020 @ 12:52pm
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