Tour of Angora Ridge/Tahoe Mountain Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,749' 533 m
Descent: -1,747' -533 m
High: 7,258' 2,212 m
Low: 6,322' 1,927 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A loop ride highlighting some of the best trails and scenery in the Angora Ridge and Tahoe Mountain trail systems.”— Jon Hart
Pick up the trail just passed the forest service gate for road 12N19 on the right. A mellow ride up Rock Garden Trail ends on Tahoe Mountain Road. Turn left up the road and climb briefly to the start of Angora Ridge Trail on the right before the turn off to Angora Ridge Road.
An awesome singletrack climb on the spine of Angora Ridge leads up to meet with Angora Ridge Road. From here you have a few options:
- Turn right on the road and enjoy a break at the historic Angora Fire Lookout about 50 yards up the road.
- Pick up Upper Angora Ridge Trail directly across the road and going right to ride up to Angora Lakes for a great mid-ride swim and famous lemonade (3.0 mile round trip detour)
- Continue on your ride as mapped by picking up Mule Deer Connector across the road and going left for a smooth, fast, flowy descent with a couple optional log rides mixed in.
When you reach the junction with Gunmount Trail, turn left and ride down Forest Mountain Drive. Pick up Tahoe Mountain Trail straight across the road and ride up to the top of Tahoe Mountain. Once you've enjoyed the views from the top drop your seat again and continue on Tahoe Mountain Trail for a fast and fun descent. Turn left on Forest Road 12N19 at the bottom junction and take it all the way back to your car.
Enjoy a cold post ride beer at one of many great breweries in town such as South Lake Brewing or Lake Tahoe AleWorX, a short drive away at the Y in town.
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