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greenBlue Powerline Trail #18E33

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Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 322' 98 m
Descent: -155' -47 m
High: 6,643' 2,025 m
Low: 6,477' 1,974 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Bob Gardner

This trail provides easy access from South Lake Tahoe to a number of trails, loops and rides.

Bob Gardner

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Features -none-

Trailhead parking is limited--heed the no-parking signs. More parking available along Ski Run Blvd.

Description

Powerline Trail runs along the eastern city limits of South Lake Tahoe through the El Dorado National Forest in a north-south direction. From the trailhead at the end of Saddle Rd., head directly south towards the ski area on the left as the trail follows the base of the hill. Heading more west brings you to the Under Power Line Variation to Powerline Trail closer to the houses.

There's a maze of criss-crossing trails in this area but Powerline is easy to follow as it traces along a fairly level elevation contour at the base of Heavenly Ski Area on the left (east) with the neighborhoods along Pioneer Trail (road) to the right (west). Fir and pine forests provide plenty of shade and the only technical challenges are a couple creek crossings.

The trail forks just before reaching the Cold Creek Trail with the main trail on the right. Past Cold Creek Trail, Powerline ends in a short distance at High Meadow Road.

Powerline can be ridden as an out-and-back or combined into loops with Cold Creek Trail or the Corral Trail, Cedar and Sidewinder trails further south.

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Nov 18, 2018
Johnny Ellis
Ride with Ellis, Shull, and Scott families
Nov 17, 2018
Meshell Noir
4mi
Oct 7, 2018
Dave W
3.5mi
Sep 19, 2018
Jaedan Clelan
Shred with April 6.5mi
Aug 27, 2018
Jim F
7mi
Jul 28, 2018
Eric Worden
Jun 26, 2018
Alexander Traugott
Oct 22, 2017
Matthew Stephens
Nice easy trail. Up and down throughout the ride but no long climbs. Nice and shaded

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Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 15 votes

#13

in Lake Tahoe

#3897

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Rankings

#13

in Lake Tahoe

#209

in California

#3,897

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4,803 Since Jul 17, 2016
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