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Fallen Leaf Lake North Shore Lollipop

Intermediate

Trail

4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer loop
75% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 257' 78 m
Descent: -257' -78 m
High: 6,466' 1,971 m
Low: 6,391' 1,948 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Chris McNamara

This ride stays from 5-100 feet from the North Shore of Fallen Leaf Lake.

Chris McNamara

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Overview

This is an incredibly scenic and mostly moderate ride along the North Shore of Fallen Leaf Lake. It also crosses a cool bridge across the dam at Taylor Creek.

There is ample parking along the road in dirt pullouts. There is also a day-use paved parking lot at the Fallen Leaf Lake Campground (but it's often full).

Description

Head north off Rd 1212 on Trail 17E74.4 as it bends along the north shore of the lake. Some trails continue to the south of the starting point but may have some private property issues and therefore is not included here. Continue onto Trail 17E74, Trail 17E74.2, and Trail 17E74.1B before looping back on Cathedral Road (1304).

From the end of the trail, on Cathedral Road (1304), you can either reverse the trail back to Fallen Leaf Lake Campground, take Cathedral Road (1304) back to a fire road that leads to the dam across Taylor Creek, or from the dam, take the Moraine Trail back to Fallen Leaf Lake Campground.

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Oct 23, 2018
Mark P
Beautiful. Salmon running along the creek on the route and at the bridge/dam. Met a local who told me to walk up river a bit to see more. 4.5mi
Oct 9, 2018
John N
Great family ride. 4.5mi
Jul 29, 2018
Joel S
4.6mi
Jul 25, 2018
Lauren Lortie
Ticas first MTB ride!
Jun 14, 2018
C M
4mi
Apr 15, 2018
Riley Hacker
Oct 26, 2017
Matt Norris
Stateline to agura lookout tower and back 25.6mi
Aug 4, 2017
Karolis Karalevičius
6mi

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  3.6 from 7 votes

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Riding next to Fallen Leaf Lake before Sunset.
Oct 19, 2017 near South L…, CA
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Nov 13, 2017 near South L…, CA

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