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

 4.8 (37)

5.2 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


60' 18 m


-2,374' -724 m



Avg Grade (5°)


Max Grade (14°)

8,809' 2,685 m


6,494' 1,979 m


Shared By Michael Ahnemann


All Clear 49 days ago
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A well-known classic in the area, Mr. Toad's is a technical, rocky descent for advanced riders only.

Michael Ahnemann

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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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Nov 8, 2018
Jonathan Coupal
Oct 1, 2018
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
Oct 24, 2017
Matt Norris

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  4.8 from 37 votes


in Lake Tahoe


  4.8 from 37 votes
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Toad's is one of the best rides around Tahoe. There are a handful of different ways to get to the top. My favorite is from armstrong pass. The tough climb is rewarded with an awesome descent. The top part of Toad's is very rocky and techy. With lots of rock gardens, drops and all out tough terrain. The bottom section is very flowy and fast. It's one of the most physically demanding trails I've ridden. Don't let this put you off though. It's crazy fun and rewarding. Feb 11, 2016
What is the best way to loop Mr. Toads? Up sidewinder corral? Tying to get this done in like 1-2 hours. Jan 5, 2018

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