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Christmas Valley Trail

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 5.0 (6)

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


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

7.0

KM

Singletrack

7,895' 2,406 m

High

6,511' 1,984 m

Low

28' 8 m

Up

1,411' 430 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Dogs are allowed.

Description

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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Josh Dulberger

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  5.0 from 6 votes

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  5.0 from 6 votes
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#73

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#845

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Christmas Valley Trail, through an old burn.
Jul 17, 2015 near South L…, CA
Climbing up Xmas Valley
Jul 18, 2015 near South L…, CA
Great view from Christmas Valley Trail
Jul 17, 2015 near South L…, CA
Almost to the bottom of the Christmas Valley Trail.
Jun 1, 2015 near South L…, CA

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Jul 10, 2018
Chris M
Oct 28, 2017
Freja Evans
Aug 14, 2017
Dj Hipp
2.5mi — 0h 30m
Aug 28, 2016
Eliot Landrum