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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 32' 10 m
Descent: -299' -91 m
High: 7,184' 2,190 m
Low: 6,909' 2,106 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)


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Trail shared by S. Lengyel

A commonly used trail in Burton Creek to connect for longer rides.

S. Lengyel

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

Family Friendly An easy climb and descent on a gentle, flowing trail.


New Ocelot is here! This trail was completely rebuilt in the Summer of 2017 in a cooperative project between CA State Parks and TAMBA volunteers. Thanks to REI, who provided grant money for this project.

Ocelot is now a flowing, winding singletrack. The old fall line trail is gone. The trail is now a nice mellow climb or descent. he trail meanders through the climb and has several large sloped-in corners to enhance flow and rideability, making it lots of fun to ride.

The old straight up/down grunt is gone. This newly rebuilt trail makes several loops in the Tahoe City area more fun.


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JohnnyX Ride
North Lake Tahoe, CA
JohnnyX Ride   North Lake Tahoe, CA
Ocelot is schedule to be re-routed this summer, 2017. Earlier in May, CA State Parks entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mtn Bike Assoc.). The re-route was laid out last summer, and the State Park did its homework over winter. Once the snow melts off efforts will begin to create a more harmonious and environmentally sustainable trail. Lend a hand - contact TAMBA. May 26, 2017
JohnnyX Ride
North Lake Tahoe, CA
JohnnyX Ride   North Lake Tahoe, CA
Ocelot is currently being re-routed during late August and September, 2017. The new trail will have a much higher fun factor, and be environmentally sustainable (i.e., no more erosion trench after snow melt and thunder showers). Check out TAMBA's Facebook page, or website, for more information. Come out, lend a hand, and have some fun. Aug 29, 2017
Brian Strauss
Oakland, CA
Brian Strauss   Oakland, CA
This review and description needs to be updated. I rode the newly rebuilt Ocelot trail today. It's now really fun for bikes and follows a much more mellow path up the hill instead of the old fall line path. It can be ridden as a climber or as a fun cross country descent. Nov 22, 2017

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