Great Trail Race Elite Course
ElevationAscent: 2,977' 907 m
Descent: -2,259' -688 m
High: 7,515' 2,290 m
Low: 5,863' 1,787 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
Popular rides nearby
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8.3 mi 13.3 km • Point to Point • 1,222 ft Ascent 372.58 m Ascent
Painted Rock Loop via Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)
18.4 mi 29.6 km • Loop • 1,959 ft Ascent 597.17 m Ascent
Page Meadows Loop
13.2 mi 21.3 km • Loop • 1,171 ft Ascent 356.84 m Ascent
Kings Beach Short Loop
4.6 mi 7.4 km • Loop • 775 ft Ascent 236.11 m Ascent
Kings Beach Long Loop
10.3 mi 16.6 km • Loop • 1,537 ft Ascent 468.37 m Ascent
Kings Beach Superloop
22.5 mi 36.3 km • Loop • 3,477 ft Ascent 1059.84 m Ascent
“The Epic course from Truckee to Tahoe City.”— Will Sullivan
Race - Oct 6, 2019
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Both the Elite and Classic Courses start at the Truckee Regional Park in Truckee and finish at the Highlands Community Center (also known as Tahoe Cross Country) 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145.
The Classic Course features a route through the Tahoe National Forest on fire roads, and trails. There is a paved section while on the 73 or (Fiberboard Freeway). The distance is approximately 18.9 miles or 30.5 kilometers.
The Elite Course features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail. The distance is approximately 22.25 miles or 36 kilometers and has approximately 3,000′ of ascent.
There are six aid stations along the course. Each station has water and Gatorade. Aid Stations further in, closer to the finish, will also have food items.
Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office