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The Grinder

 4.5 (4)

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-564' -172 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

7,433' 2,266 m

High

6,869' 2,094 m

Low

Shared By S. Lengyel

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All Clear 43 days ago
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A rad connector following Watson Creek between the TRT and 16N74 that is flowing and rocky!

S. Lengyel

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The Grinder is a great connector between the TRT and Forest Road 16N74. It is most fun downhill due to some technical rocky sections (and the climb up the TRT is easier).

Grinder winds through open meadows before crossing through a rocky section. Really fun!

The upper intersection on the TRT is marked only by a lone post on the trail next to a large old growth incense cedar.

This trail was rerouted by USFS/CCC crews in approximately 2013 from an unsustainable creekside social trail into a great flowing singletrack that meets modern erosion controls. The USFS/CCC was rad enough to include a couple of optional burly rock features as well.

Note on the name. Not really sure if this trail has an official name, but there was a green hand painted sign on it for years reading, "The Grinder."

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Jun 5, 2018
Rich Burger
This trail is all ride-able by an experienced rider. Down is best. Going up is for super fit experts or hike-a-bike. 1.1mi
Sep 18, 2016
Frank Byndloss

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  4.5 from 4 votes

#12

in Lake Tahoe

#3944

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#12

in Lake Tahoe

#230

in California

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