Western States (aka Tevis Trail)
ElevationAscent: 1,478' 450 m
Descent: -511' -156 m
High: 7,137' 2,175 m
Low: 6,171' 1,881 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
Current trail conditions
Popular rides nearby
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8.6 mi 13.8 km • Loop • 491 ft Ascent 149.79 m Ascent
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Northstar at Tahoe Downhill #1 Boondocks
1.5 mi 2.3 km • Point to Point • 0 ft Ascent 0 m Ascent
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Kings Beach Superloop
22.5 mi 36.3 km • Loop • 3,477 ft Ascent 1059.84 m Ascent
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West Shore Backcountry Lakes Tour
19.4 mi 31.3 km • Loop • 2,133 ft Ascent 650.03 m Ascent
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DLRT (Donner Lake Rim Trail) Castle Valley to Donner Ridge
8.3 mi 13.3 km • Point to Point • 1,222 ft Ascent 372.58 m Ascent
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“A mix of singletrack and fire road that links Hwy 89 to Forest Road 06.”— S. Lengyel
The western end of the trail is at the midway bridge, just south of Squaw Valley.
From Hwy 89, the trail is a roughly 1.5 mile flowing singletrack climb. Think big flowing corners and big smiles. After 1.5 miles, the trail becomes a mix of old jeep road and singletrack. This is a great, tough, climb to OTB or to the 06 Road. As a climb, this is like a long staircase with steep sections follow by a short break or downhill. It is one of our favorite ways to climb to the Mt. Watson section of the TRT. For those wanting a shorter loop, this trail also connects to The Wall (16N53) and a popular local alternate.
The trail- particularly the last 1.5 mile flowing downhill- is also a great descent. Watch for - and yield to - climbing riders and hikers.
Local trivia - This section of Western States is co-aligned with the Tevis Trail - famous for the annual Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance horse race.