Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner Summit to Kingsbury Grade
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Elevation: +503/ -892 ft
Total: 42 riders
Mountain Biking Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner Summit to Kingsbury Grade
#145 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
(amateur rider review): From Spooner Summit to "the bench" at the summit is mostly singletrack dirt, about 1300' of climb, none of it steep enough to be technical, but hard work. As you get higher, there are more rocks to jump, and loose scree on the top. The top offers an incredible, unobstructed view of Lake Tahoe. From "the bench" south go Kingsbury Grade is more technical with lots of trail fun, narrow slots, rock steps to jump down, and boulders to roll over. There are a few spots where the step is 1' - 2' or several in a row around sharp corners. Rock jumping potential is similar to TRT from Tahoe Meadows to Funnel Creek Road. Many people seem to prefer starting from Kingsbury Grade, riding to the summit, and back out the same way.
First added by cache on Aug 26, 2008. 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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From South Lake Tahoe, take highway 50 east/north 14 miles into Nevada. After passing Spooner Lake and highway 28 on the left, Spooner Summit is about a half mile further. The Tahoe Rim Trail crosses highway 50 here. There is a parking loop and trail marker.
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