Diamond Peak Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.60 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
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↓ 1,300 ft
7,736
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Start at parking lot go downhill to Y go right onto Fairview , climb Fairview until intersection with Hiway 431 . Cross Hiway 431 to dirt road directly across stay on dirt road until it intersects with 431 again cross again continue on dirt road . Climb @3/4 mile turn right follow bike tracks between Forest Service brown markers . Stay on main path downhill . This is the start of the Diamond Peak downhill . Non-stop action on the downhill , lots of rock ledges , tight banked sweeping turns , log crossings and drops for close to 4 miles . Trail exits on Tirol Blvd follow this road to the left back to the ski area and your car. Awesome views of Lake Tahoe from the trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (5)
 

Gramcounter

August 18, 2015
 
Review: As of August 2015 the trail is pretty dusty, wash boarded, chattery, and a TON of fun. This trail does not seem to get the use, or the love that the S. Lake Tahoe trails get. Corral has super smooth berms and brand new table top jumps, for example. D.P. gives it to you rough, with great rock gardens and roots. This is not a flow trail, more of a "downhill" feel than "trail" in places.

One thing on the directions: When you reach hwy 431, if thre is NOT a dirt road directly across from you, just go up the hill about 3 blocks. You'll see it there.
Also, you won't see the brown Forest Service trail markers. Take the third offshoot to the right, cross a fire road and you'll see the trail there.

Similar Trail: Mr. Toad's.

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Poseur

September 8, 2012
daniele415 Poseur  
 
Review: Trail is still up and rocking. By far the best trail I know of in the area, at least in my opinion, it blows the socks of The Zipper and beats Mr. Toads marginally. It is worth it to note locals know the trail as "Tyrolean." For the downhill lovers this is a rather easy shuttle: park where the forest service road crosses the 431 for the second time and park at the bottom. The forest service road is on Google maps.

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Granny Gear

October 28, 2008
snowbro1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: first off, the downhill on this trail is epic. awesome banked turns, great jumps scattered around and some real good chances to get crazy. the only bad part is finding the trail after going up hill forever. me and my friend ended up on the tahoe rim trail trying to find the start of the downhill. but overall this is an awesome trail and i highly recommend it.

Similar Trail: Northstar

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Doubletrack


August 6, 2008
 
Review: I haven't done the loop here, but the downhill. AKA Kamikazi downhill, Rose downhill. This downhill is very technical with banked turns mild jumps scattered. Rock banks, drops and rock fields. There are a few tree rides scattered in there. Someone spent some hard hours on this downhill to make it so good. Later in the season the sand can be a pain but overall great. Don't expect to hit this trail without going down at least once. I would invest in some knee/elbow guards and definitely wear a helmet.

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Bunny Hop

July 4, 2008
Valerie Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Only flaw in this ride is the climbs are on the pavement

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Diamond Peak Loop MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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