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THE dirt connection between Truckee and the Tahoe Basin.


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Map Key

10.6

Miles

17.0

KM

Doubletrack

7,769' 2,368 m

High

6,178' 1,883 m

Low

1,837' 560 m

Up

246' 75 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

Driving directions takes you to the wrong place. Use 11614-, 11632 06 Fire Rd, Truckee, CA 96161 (from Google maps).

Description

The 06 Road is the dirt connection between Truckee and the Lake Tahoe Basin. It connects the Sawtooth Trail parking area to the Fibreboard Freeway - Brockway to Tahoe City. The 06 Road can be used as part of longer epic rides. If you want to ride to ride from Tahoe City to Truckee, this is your route. Or ride from Truckee to the Lake and do a long, beautiful dirt climb then drop to the lake on one of the numerous awesome singletrack options.

You can also access the Northstar trail system, Western States (aka Tevis Trail), and numerous other trails from this fire road.

The 06 Road is a frequently used connector as part of longer epic rides.

It is suitable for mountain bikes and 'cross bikes and crosses the Sawtooth Trail as well. There are great views and only a few steep pitches.

This road is also used for The Great Ski Race in the winter.

Contacts

Shared By:

S. Lengyel with improvements by A S

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#8

in Truckee

#26083

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#8

in Truckee

#2,320

in California

#26,083

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Photos

Trail area entrance 06 Road. Yes, that's bear spray on the bike top tube...
Jul 18, 2019 near Truckee, CA
Climbing the 06 Road.
Aug 29, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Going down so I can go up again
Aug 17, 2017 near Sunnysi…, CA
Newly added pit toilets.
Oct 4, 2023 near Truckee, CA
Log ride at Happy Face intersection.
Oct 4, 2023 near Truckee, CA
Timber Cruise.
Nov 5, 2023 near Truckee, CA

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