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Level: Advanced
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +996/ -944 ft
Total: 130 riders

Mountain Biking Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

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#14 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#289 in the world

Mr. Toads Wild Ride is one of Lake Tahoe's Premier technical rides. This ride is one of my favorites! It is one of the finest downhills in the Lake Tahoe region as well. It is a somewhat difficult one with over 3200' vertical feet of climbing involved, but once you get to the top it is all downhill! The descent from Tucker flat is a technical test piece followed by some fantastic single track riding down the Saxon Creek drainage. The trail combines expansive views, meadows, and forests into one special ride. The downhill is mostly all single track too and very technical in sections. Total riding distance on this ride is a little over 20 miles. You will want to take a full camel bag or two bike bottles.

First added by dppaladino on Apr 28, 2005. Last updated May 9, 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
Toads wild ride starts in South Lake Tahoe, California. The best place to start is at the bottom where it ends. From highway 50 going south into Myers take a left on Pioneer(Refer to the Map), which is the only stop light in town. Follow Pioneer for about 3/4 of a mile and take a right on Oneidis. Go through the residential area and look for a turn off on the dirt after you go past the forest service gate. Now you are at the bottom of Toads Ride. Park here and this is where the ride begins.
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Rider questions

Q: Looking to ride Mr. Toad without shuttling. I know you start at Oneidas/Fountain Place, but what's the best route up to the Mr. Toad trailhead? I am sure there are some places not to ride to avoid downhill riders. Thanks.

Q: Or is there any trails in South Lake Tahoe area that's rideable in late November?