Christmas Valley Trail

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4.3 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

28' 8 m

Ascent

-1,411' -430 m

Descent

7,895' 2,406 m

High

6,511' 1,984 m

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6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Terrific Singletrack, rocky sections, some down trees, good stuff.

Josh Dulberger

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Dogs are allowed.
Either ride this from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), which you can pick up on 89 at the Big Meadow Campground, or ride this as an out and back from South Upper Truckee Road. The TRT starts tough, but is probably a more pleasant climb overall.

You can add on a trip to the alpine lakes from the intersection with the TRT.

This is a somewhat challenging trail, but very rideable if techy at times, and super fun. It also feels like a nice long stretch of good riding - the trail really milks the terrain nicely.

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Aug 28, 2016
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Highly recommend taking a little detour to see Dardanelles Lake. Ride in as far as you can, then leave your bike and hike in for the last 1/2 mile or so. Gorgeous alpine like and a great place to jump in to cool off on a hot day! Aug 29, 2016


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