1 miles
Distance
38 ft
Climb
-456 ft
Descent
00:07:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Watson Peak (17E11) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #15443 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Fast and flowy decent from Mount Watson, reworked by TAMBA some years ago from an old user-created trail. Rideable by an intermediate rider, with the notable exception of a short but extremely technical section about half way down.

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More Stats for Watson Peak Trail (17E11) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -418 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,886 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,304 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,304 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,886 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.358%
  • Grade min
    14.966%
  • Distance climb
    684 ft
  • Distance down
    4,545 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,157 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:26
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to watson-peak-trail-17e11 trailhead (39.219280, -120.138250)
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      Watson Peak... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 11:27am
      Nov 12, 2018
      Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:09am
      Nov 17, 2017
      Jul 16, 2017 @ 10:04pm
      Jul 16, 2017
      Snow mounds are completely gone, trail is good to go.
      Jun 29, 2017 @ 10:51pm
      Jun 29, 2017
      Still some large mounds of snow at the first few turns. Turned back because of too much hiking, was afraid the rest would be unrideable.
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      6 Months
      • 26 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 130 rides
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      Dec 13, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 13, 2017
      Watson Peak Trail (17E11)

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