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Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Wilderness Boundary

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Trail

14.9 mile 24.1 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,457' 749 m
Descent: -2,456' -749 m
High: 9,184' 2,799 m
Low: 7,067' 2,154 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Joel Wilson

A good singletrack out and back with some technical rocky sections near the turnaround.

Joel Wilson

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Typical riding season is June through October depending on the snow conditions.

Overview

A solid climb brings riders to a nice view at the Mt. Rose Wilderness Boundary. The difficult section is at the end with technical rocky terrain. While this trail is a great descent, you can also head down to Kings Beach via fire roads and the Lower Kb Enduro singletracks.

Respect the Wilderness Area boundary, as bikes are not permitted to continue any further on the trail.

Description

The trail starts with a steady climb on nice singletrack. There are a few rocky sections but it is mostly hard packed dirt. Soon there will be a side trail up to a viewpoint on the left. This is a great view and worth the extra climb.

After a couple miles, the trail crosses dirt roads that connect to Martis Peak and highway 267 to Kings Beach. At about mile 4, the trail follows a dirt road to the right for a few tenths of a mile, then branches off to the left soon after you pass a dirt road to the right. At approximately 6 miles in, it briefly follows a dirt road for a few tenths. You'll follow this road up a steep climb and soon find the trail jetting off to the left.

The final segment to the wilderness boundary has some very technical, rocky terrain. Most people walk the technical sections near the top. Be careful if you try to ride these sections because if you can't make it, you'll step or fall into large and sometimes sharp boulders.

The wilderness boundary is at over 9,000 ft and the view is well worth the effort. Snow drifts can linger here far into the summer. They can be walked over, and are a fun test of skill to ride down. Be careful if you try to ride down the technical sections as it is easy to endo into boulders.

Return down the way you came up for the best singletrack descent. There are some fun flowy sections, but be watchful of and courteous to hikers. Enjoy the ride!

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Jun 15, 2019
Matt B
Snow near connector/gas line road 15mi
Sep 3, 2018
Kyle Chong
Jul 23, 2018
Winston Parsons
Worth the hard climb. Singletrack galore.
Jul 8, 2018
Yun Yeh
4mi
Oct 9, 2017
Jack Desmond
Sep 26, 2017
David Stanfield
Jul 1, 2017
Stefan Aprodu
15.2mi — 1h 58m
Jun 27, 2017
court leve
5 miles from 267 you'll hit snow. Can go a bit further hike a bike but after 6 miles. Too much snow

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 8 votes

#5

in Lake Tahoe

#1062

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#5

in Lake Tahoe

#149

in California

#1,062

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Ride with a view.... Fun trail. Solid climb. Great view and some rocky technical sections near the top.
Aug 18, 2016 near Incline…, NV
Great views spanning from Lake Tahoe to Donner Lake and all the way to Bocca Resevoir
Aug 18, 2016 near Incline…, NV
Looking south over Lake Tahoe.
Oct 8, 2015 near Tahoe V…, CA

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