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13.2 mile 21.3 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,171' 357 m
Descent: -1,171' -357 m
High: 7,244' 2,208 m
Low: 6,194' 1,888 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)


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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A nice intermediate loop featuring Page Meadow.

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There are many complicated sections of this trail, near the start, around Alpine Meadows, and around Page Meadow. Use the MTB Project mobile app, or you'll probably get lost!

This is a great combination of paved paths, easy dirt roads, and moderately challenging singletrack. It is suitable for intermediate riders, even though part of it is marked "difficult" on the map - that is for the uphill direction, and you'll be going downhill on this ride.


Start in the large public parking area just south of the Truckee River and follow the Truckee River Bike Path over a bridge and along the north side of the river. This part is easy, beautiful, and suitable for all abilities. It's crowded, so don't go too fast or get too distracted by the bikinis... I mean rafters. When you come to the River Run restaurant and Alpine Meadows, turn left and head towards the ski area.

Turn left on Snow Crest Road and climb uphill a while. Before descending, look for a dirt road going off to the left. This is 16N48, which you follow steeply uphill for a while. This first part is rocky, loose, and not very nice, but it's over quickly. It then gently climbs up through dense pine forest with glimpse views of the mountains and Lake Tahoe on much smoother, fast dirt.

After a few miles, you level off and are now in the Page Meadow area, where there are tons of trails. Feel free to explore - they all reconnect eventually, and this area is the highlight of the ride. To follow this route, pass the first left turn option (which leads to Page Meadows) and keep a sharp eye out for another left. It has a "no vehicles" sign but no name. Walk your bike across a short boggy section and you'll soon intersect the Tahoe Rim Trail - Truckee River to Ward Creek.

Turn left and enjoy the spectacular trail through the meadow. Once done, loop around a little more if you like, or if you're ready to return, follow the TRT down a steep singletrack back to the Truckee River, and your car soon after that.


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Aug 22, 2018
Peter Senechalle
Aug 19, 2018
Andrew Abrass
Jul 25, 2018
Joel S
Amazing ride! 16.2mi
Jun 28, 2018
Smashley S
Jun 3, 2018
Nico Wedekind
Jun 3, 2018
Ivy Meep
I totally sucked on the uphill, walked most. walked a bit of the downhill near the end. page meadows was too wet to go through. flowers just sta… 14.9mi
Jan 10, 2018
Josh Crain

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  4.3 from 12 votes


in Tahoe City


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None of the trails are marked except for a couple of the TRT junctions, I had to back track a couple times, so definitely want to have the app with you (Google doesn't show most of the trails). The uphill is very tough, rocky and loose, the downhill was fairly flat and fast at times, but left me wanting more. Did the loop in 2:05. Paige meadow is pretty especially early in the day. Sep 4, 2017
Smashley S
Truckee, CA
Smashley S   Truckee, CA
I really didn't have a problem following the trail but I did use the app as backup. I started at Snow Crest since I live nearby... like the description mentions, the beginning is not enjoyable - as a beginner/intermed rider, I had a lot of trouble on the loose rock and finally gave in to walking it past this section. The rest of the ride was really nice, with the exception of the section right after the 2 mile marker to Tahoe City. Next time I might try to find another way out just to avoid this downhill section. Really loose rocks that I kept slipping on, just not an enjoyable downhill at all. After I got through it, it was back to good dirt and fun! Jun 28, 2018

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