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Sidewinder Corral Ride

 4.6 (32)

9.2 Miles 14.7 Kilometers



1,394' 425 m


-1,397' -426 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (12°)

7,706' 2,349 m


6,328' 1,929 m


Shared By Josh Dulberger


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Dry - Road closure does not effect access History

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Great moderate, flowy singletrack.

Josh Dulberger

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed


Fun, moderate singletrack, and a great intro to South Tahoe riding.

Need to Know

There are easy shuttle options, and often plenty of folks parked to set up a quick one.


From South Lake Tahoe, take Pioneer Trail towards Meyers and turn left onto Oneidas Drive. Take Oneidas as it narrows, and if the gates are closed, park and ride up the road. Otherwise, you can park at a well-established parking lot, or work the shuttle up to the bottom of the Armstrong Connector #18E09A /top of the Corral Trail #18E14.

Assuming you parked at the bottom, ride up the narrow, nicely paved road for 2-3 miles. At the top of the Corral Trail #18E14, continue up the paved road (while you can ride up the Armstrong Connector #18E09A, a nice singletrack climb, it would be best to keep it directional and respect downhill traffic). Then descend the connector, pick up the Corral Trail #18E14, air it out on some of the kickers, enjoy the banked turns, and cruise back to Powerline dirt road. Take a left, and you'll get back to the parking lot in short order. Super fun!


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Aug 31, 2018
Jack N
Jul 31, 2018
John Peterson
Up Cold Creek/Star Lake, down Armstrong/Corral 25mi — 5h 00m
Jul 28, 2018
Sandro Zanolari
Jul 21, 2018
Roy Rezentes
Great trail. Logging still going on, but not active today. Sick jumps at bottom of trail. 9.2mi
Jul 9, 2018
Brian Renyer
Jun 30, 2018
Dan Padden
Rented E bikes at the Bike and Brew. Fun times getting to rip around and fly uphill
Jun 26, 2018
Doc Jay
Road out from Tahoe Valley RV Park. Fun ride. I proceeded with caution because of sandy nature of much of the down hill. 22.5mi
Jun 23, 2018
Sidney Hilton
Do it! perfect berms. jumps. rock gardens. 9mi

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  4.6 from 32 votes


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  4.6 from 32 votes
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Chris Meyer   N Lake Tahoe
Great day Aug 11, with my young buddies Kyle and Kole from WB PA, Sidewinder and Corral jumps and shuttle Aug 15, 2016
I would not recommend climbing up Connector, at least in the summer. No reason to get in the way of people coming down. The road only has one stout section in the middle (although it's kinda long!). Jun 29, 2017
Climb the road it is not bad or shuttle it. This is one of the best trails in South Lake. It never gets old. Sidewinder is great for just about all ages. Jul 7, 2018

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