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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (Saxon Trail #18E13)

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 4.7 (46)

A well-known classic in the area, Mr. Toad's is a technical, rocky descent for advanced riders only.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Singletrack

8,809' 2,685 m

High

6,494' 1,979 m

Low

60' 18 m

Up

2,374' 724 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Mr. Toad's heads mostly downhill from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), with several options for making a loop.

The upper section of this trail is much more technical than either section of the TRT you're likely to ride to get here. Be careful, watch your speed, and make sure you have a helmet. Continue carefully. This upper section has many big drops, and sections of nothing but rocks. There is also a huge stair step section that comes up on you quickly.

In 3.5 miles, you'll be through the real technical sections. That does not mean you are out of the woods. Still be careful. The final section has banked turns, and is a very fast section. As you come around some of the blind turns, you'll find that there are wild pine trees (these are the endangered kind) that jump out and grab your shoulders when you least expect it, so watch for them.

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Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 46 votes

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in Lake Tahoe

#70

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  4.7 from 46 votes
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#1

in Lake Tahoe

#4

in California

#70

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Shorter teaser vid of Toad's using a gimbal
Aug 11, 2016 near South L…, CA
Mr Toad's Goodness!
Feb 10, 2015 near South L…, CA
Granite Riding
Feb 10, 2015 near South L…, CA

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Jun 29, 2019
M H
Rode up Christmas Valley, Scotts lake, then down Mr. Toad. walked about 5 minutes worth of snow total, but otherwise I would do it again. Super fun… 27mi
Nov 8, 2018
Jonathan Coupal
Oct 1, 2018
csproul
Up Incense Cedar, Sidewindr, and Armstrong connector/pass, down Toads 21mi — 4h 30m
Jul 28, 2018
Dave Reed
Top 5 21mi
Jul 22, 2018
Chris Theisen
Need help. Someone join me?
Jul 1, 2018
Andy Bussell
Jun 25, 2018
Tim Murphy
Good conditions. Fun but my skills are not up the the most gnar sections
Jun 24, 2018
Ivan Oregel
This is my favorite trail of all time. Very technical but the it's rideable. Your suspension will get tested and you better be comfortable with chu… 4.9mi