1.2 miles
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-730 ft
Descent
00:07:37
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Western States (Three Bridges) Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Mount Watson
    Tahoe City, California
  • Ref Number
    #16E10
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #2091 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11038 in Trail Running
    • #12176 in Hiking
    • #855 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 80 in Horseback

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Western States Trail (Three Bridges) is a highly rated 1 mile popular blue singletrack trail located near Tahoe City California. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 70 ft blue climb. On average it takes 7 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Western States Trail (Three Bridges) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -660 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,168 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,828 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,828 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,168 ft
  • Grade
    -10.391%
  • Grade max
    -50.15%
  • Grade min
    34.073%
  • Distance climb
    1,037 ft
  • Distance down
    5,180 ft
  • Distance flat
    139 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:38
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (10 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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      Western States... Trail Reports

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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 6:32pm
      Jul 14, 2021
      Dusty and dry
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 1:21pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      May 22, 2021 @ 10:29am
      May 22, 2021
      May 9, 2021 @ 1:55pm
      May 9, 2021
      A few tiny snow patches, overall, good riding
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 7:02pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Only a four small patches of snow that you can ride over, few wet spots, rest is summer dry, yikes
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 613 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,604 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:38pm
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      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:38pm
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      94 |
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      102 |
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 2, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Glass Mountain/ Bike Path Loop
      14 miles
      Painted Rock-OTB-Deer Creek
      13 miles
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      21 miles
      Western States to Lakeview Ridge
      16 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      hennings (Jun 25, 2019 at 8:00)
       Good to go.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      roldog27 (Jul 14, 2021 at 18:30)
       Be advised that there are single short wood steps up this trail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      windsurfsf (Sep 18, 2021 at 22:20)
       The first few hundred feet off the river path is the most technical part of this trail, after that it's not a bad uphill, not crazy steep. Downhill this is a blast, fast, flowy, a few places to grab air, very fun trail to rip top to bottom.
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      Summer's Not Over
      1:31 | 785 | Nov 1, 2012 , Tahoe City
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