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Hole in the Ground

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.3 (7)

A sharp climb leads to fun technical riding and descending with great views.


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8.3

Miles

13.3

KM

Singletrack

8,042' 2,451 m

High

7,151' 2,180 m

Low

944' 288 m

Up

1,339' 408 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

To find the start of this trail, follow the jeep road west, and almost immediately you'll see a road to your left. Continue straight west for 1.1 miles and you'll see a large Forest Service sign with a map of your trip. This is where your singletrack starts.

Take a left on the singletrack, and you'll quickly gain just over 500 feet in 1.6 miles. The trail now drops down the west side of the ridge, and this is where the technical section starts, so be careful. Continue for 1.8 miles where you'll encounter a singletrack coming in from your right. This singletrack takes you to the Peter Grubb on the Pacific Crest Trail (no bikes). This is a good shelter to know about if you get stuck up here in bad weather.

Continue for 1 mile and you'll come to another fork in the trail. If you take a left, you can ride to Sand Ridge Lake, which is only 1/4 mile off of your path, and worth the view. Retrace your path, and take a left at the fork in the trail. Continue for 3.2 miles and you'll cross directly over a jeep road.

Continue over the jeep road, and the trail continues past Hole in the Ground Lake which you'll never see, and to my knowledge, has no trail to it. Anyway, continue on the singletrack for .8 miles where you'll again come to a fork in the trail.

If you take a right, you'll travel .1 miles to Lower Lola Montez Lake. This is a great spot to take a break before competing your loop.

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Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 7 votes

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in Soda Springs

#15810

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in Soda Springs

#1,284

in California

#15,810

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Photos

Some tough climbing rewarded by the great scenic sections
Aug 23, 2015 near Truckee, CA
Riding at the base of Andesite Peak after a tough forest climb on the Hole in the Ground Loop.
Aug 10, 2013 near Truckee, CA
Looking out towards Donner Lake
Jul 12, 2015 near Truckee, CA
Smelling the daisies along Hole-in-the-Ground Trail. Had a downpour early in the ride, and everything was damp and tacky. Beautiful conditions.
Aug 30, 2013 near Truckee, CA
Perfect singletrack that makes you feel like youre in the backcountry
Jul 12, 2013 near Truckee, CA
Looking east from the top of the switchbacks
Jul 12, 2013 near Truckee, CA

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Sep 22, 2015
Matt Hage
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