1 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-500 ft
Descent
00:07:41
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Donner Lake Rim Trail
    Truckee, California
  • Ref Number
    #15E72
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15636 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Access trail for the Donner Lake Rim Trail. Mostly fast and loose singletrack with a couple of short technical sections. Expect it to be very dry from mid-summer on.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Wendin Way Access Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -497 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,402 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,899 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,899 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,402 ft
  • Grade
    -7.686%
  • Grade max
    -22.789%
  • Grade min
    6.129%
  • Distance climb
    123 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    389 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:51
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (6 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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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to wendin-way-access-trail trailhead (39.344990, -120.290340)
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      Wendin Way... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      Closer to the bottom, there are about three shallow running water crossings. Otherwise, it's very very dry, loose, loose, and dusty
      May 21, 2020 @ 2:52pm
      May 21, 2020
      90%-95% tacky with 2 snow mounds at the upper 25|% and full patch at Summit Lake.
      May 3, 2020 @ 9:20pm
      May 3, 2020
      Forest Road has a few snow patches left, same for the trail but otherwise 98% clear and tons of fun!
      May 3, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      May 3, 2020
      Very minor patches of snow. Lots of snow still above toward drifter hut and Donner lake rim trail
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 9:42am
      Nov 23, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 165 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 172 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 19, 2020 @ 9:24pm
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      Jul 19, 2020 @ 9:24pm
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