Powerline Trail #18E33
ElevationAscent: 322' 98 m
Descent: -155' -47 m
High: 6,643' 2,025 m
Low: 6,477' 1,974 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
Popular rides nearby
Armstrong to Strawberry - IMBA EPIC
38.7 mi 62.3 km • Point to Point • 4,692 ft Ascent 1430.06 m Ascent
Tour of Angora Ridge/Tahoe Mountain Loop
12.4 mi 20.0 km • Loop • 1,749 ft Ascent 533.06 m Ascent
Sidewinder Corral Ride
9.2 mi 14.7 km • Loop • 1,388 ft Ascent 423.1 m Ascent
Xmas Valley Epic
17.5 mi 28.2 km • Loop • 2,685 ft Ascent 818.24 m Ascent
11.3 mi 18.2 km • Loop • 1,841 ft Ascent 561.01 m Ascent
Clear Creek Out-and-Back
20.8 mi 33.5 km • Out and Back • 1,958 ft Ascent 596.93 m Ascent
“This trail provides easy access from South Lake Tahoe to a number of trails, loops and rides.”— Bob Gardner
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
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.