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Page Meadows Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (16) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice intermediate loop featuring Page Meadow.


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Map Key

13.2

Miles

21.3

KM

50%

Singletrack

7,244' 2,208 m

High

6,194' 1,888 m

Low

1,171' 357 m

Up

1,171' 357 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

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.

Description

Start in the large public parking area at the Tahoe City Transit Center 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 with a fancy wood+metal-trimmed gate. 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Nils Bunger

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 16 votes

#2

in Tahoe City

#692

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  4.4 from 16 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#2

in Tahoe City

#103

in California

#692

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Photos

Going through Page Meadow
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA
On the Tahoe Rim Trail, going through Page Meadow.
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA
Nearing the end of the steep part.  It's much easier on the way down (intermediate).
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA
The pleasant, flat section of this trail.
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA
Through Page Meadow
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA
A short boggy stretch.
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA

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Jul 2, 2020
Nils Bunger
Sep 14, 2019
Katie Bloom
Aug 10, 2019
BIG FUN
Steep. But fun down hill
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
13.6mi