Sawtooth Ridge

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.43 out of 5
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Intermediate
9.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
5,817
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The Sawtooth Ridge Trail rolls through Sierra forests high above the Truckee River near Squaw Valley. Beginner and intermediate mountain bikers will love the stellar viewpoints, moderate climbs and fun rhythm. Occasional technical features keep things exciting. For a greater challenge, ride the trail in the opposite direction.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (255 total check-ins)
  TRiPtheNiP   on Oct 6, 2019
  dsick1   on Oct 6, 2019
  abscam   on Sep 28, 2019
  TRiPtheNiP   on Sep 25, 2019
  Karl Mendes   on Sep 23, 2019
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Reviews (13)
 

Gramcounter

June 23, 2017
 
Review: The other trails in the Truckee area are way better than this one. Its pretty rocky and slow. Not much climbing or descending, just riding through smallish rocks. Not great views, super hot. Not enough elevation change to hold interest of an experienced rider, and perhaps a little rocky for a novice. I wouldn't really recommend unless you are really just trying to ride everything in the area.

Similar Trail: Emigrant Trail






August 13, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Check out the pump track too.

https://youtu.be/Eyg6KpPdYW4




Bunny Hop

July 26, 2014
Orinda8 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The trail forms a loop around a fireroad that goes north-south up the center loop. The western loop is much more rocky with one nearly mile long rock garden that beginners will have to walk. The eastern loop is smoother and is almost a flow trail in parts although the peak of this side has rocks/gravel (?) for erosion control. Several links to the center fireroad allow one to shorten the ride or go back to the other side of the loop. Most of the trail 2-5% grade with max 11-12%




Granny Gear

July 3, 2014
jendoug Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trail was as advertised! After trail looped back on itself (at about 9 mikes) we did the loop again which was better and faster after seeing the trail once. Good first ride in Tahoe if you are getting your altitude lungs set!! Definitely want to ride this on a dual shock,!




Gramcounter

May 12, 2014
knanier Gramcounter  
 
Review: Good beginner to intermediate trail. Some loose sections, but no scree. Lots of turns at the beginning. Quick ride if you're in the area and fairly mellow grade.




Granny Gear

July 15, 2013
ccdriver Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun easy trail. There are some rocks but no scree like one of the other reviewers said.

Similar Trail: Emigrant Trail




Gnarly

July 30, 2010
 
Review: Decent trail but really not all that exciting. Great for those without too much lung power or just getting into the sport who are out in the area. The views were nice! Some fun sections.




Granny Gear

July 20, 2009
 
Review: My teenage son (beginner) and I found this to be an enjoyable and satisfying ride. We found most of the previous reviews to be accurate, although we didn't encounter anything that I would characterize as loose scree. The various climbs are not too long or very steep, but require some effort and are sufficiently spread out over the ride to provide a pretty good cardio workout. We really enjoyed the changing scenery...from relatively open pine forest to a short section of dense forest, the Truckee River valley, and a section of the trail carves its way through a manzanita blanketed mountain side. We would definitely ride this track again. July 16, 2009




Doubletrack


June 9, 2009
 
Review: Nice flowy singletrack. Very rocky in spots making it a slow ride for the most part. Got to the furthest part thinking it was only half way out. The ride back was mellow. I think that riding the opposite way out as talked about would be a good alternate that I will be trying soon. Very few people on trail supprisingly. Mainly hikers.

Similar Trail: Emigrant Trail




Granny Gear

October 5, 2008
Stzzo Granny Gear  
 
Review: The directions are misleading according to all maps I've seen. The 7-11 is actually on Brockway Rd, which is *not* Hwy 267 according to the map. Oddly, the locals I asked for directions said that Brockway Rd was 267, and the road marked as 267 is the "89 extension". Go figure...

The trail was fun. While the gradient is pretty mellow, the many loose rocks, pretty narrow trail, large pine cones, and curves every 15 feet or so keep you on your toes. If you're comfortable peddling in the curves with rocks, pine cones, and loose soil, you can get up some decent speed.



 

Granny Gear

July 15, 2013
ccdriver Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trail but I never found the loose scree. Have done this ride several times and there is no loose scree.

Similar Trail: Hole In The Ground



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