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blueBlack Valley View Trail

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Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -435' -133 m
High: 6,912' 2,107 m
Low: 6,477' 1,974 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Grant Lewis

An easy shuttle or fun pedal trail up !Tahoe Mountain Road.

Grant Lewis

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Open all year from Tahoe Mountain Road. Fallen Leaf Road is closed in winter.

Description

This trail was rerouted in 2017 due to severe erosion issues. The new reroute makes this trail longer with a couple added rock gardens and two very large and long log rides toward the bottom that are lots of fun to ride.

Park at the top of Tahoe Mountain on Deveron Way, and the trail starts to the right by the sign posted clearing between the giant houses. Climb for ~10 Minutes on tight switchbacks to a Y. From here the views of Meyers, Freel Peak, and Christmas Valley are amazing - don't miss them.

After you'd had your fill of views, take the lower trail and start the descent. The first obstacle is a large rock roll-over with a ride around option. Banked turns continue the fun as they lead down through an old section of burned trees from the Angora Fire.

Be aware, there are three main rock gardens you travel through, but each is short lived (15-20 feet). There is a banked turn that goes through a creek bed that has some loose sand in it (go easy)! The bottom section is full of fun, fast turns that flow excellently.

This trail does very well after rain, but be sure to ride early morning for a Sunrise cruise. Ride and enjoy Tahoe Mountain!

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Jul 11, 2017
Cory Buchanan

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Bob Ward
Santa Fe, NM
Bob Ward   Santa Fe, NM
I don't consider Lower Valley View a shuttle ride as it is just as nice as a climb. With that said, I consider the Upper Valley View section (not this trail) as a one way down trail although a strong rider can climb it. Nov 2, 2017

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