Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking Hawk's Peak Climb

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Trails are nicely maintained and comfortable fire trails within Tahoe Donner. Do not be fooled by the easy
maps presented, as these rides can get hard in some spots. Combined with altitude and changing weather
conditions, try and always plan ahead. Climb into final portion of Hawk's peak trail is singletrack and technical
and walking may be the best option at high altitude.

First added by SkidMD on May 28, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Start in Tahoe Donner. Upper Alder Creek Picnic Area is fine or just leave from house if staying in Tahoe
Donner and pick up the route. Ride counter-clockwise. Climb up to Hawk's Peak at 9000ft. Bring wind gear
as it can get cold from the wind and sunglasses. Technical climbing at top of Hawk's Peak on hard rock.
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  • dirt_diggler

    Fire road with some loose rock/steep sections until last 300 feet of single track. Final 50' loose rock, not rideable. Top of Hawk's Peak is 7729', not 9000' as previous review states. Pick up trail at the end of Alder Creek Rd. in Tahoe Donner (1/4 mile on dirt road, veer left on to trail blocked by large boulders to stop motor vehicles.) Continue down Hawk's Peak, across ridge to Glacier trail head, then out to pavement (Left down Skislope) and back to Alder Creek Rd. GET trail map at Northwoods Rec Center office or (maybe) trailhead. Cool ride if you are staying/live in Tahoe Donner, otherwise not worth making a "special" trip.

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  • activity

    I couldn't find the trail in 2 hours of looking. Thanks for a wasted Saturday. Take your website and...

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