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Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +2,454/535 ft
Total: 19 riders
 

Mountain Biking Tahoe Rim Trail to Western States

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#389 of 997 mountain bike trails in California
#4,691 in the world

The TRT trailhead is a steep sumbitch straight out of the car. Be ready. Excellent views of the Truckee River Canyon via cliff overlooks. Technical single track with a lot of volcanic rock on the TRT portion, but mainly flat. The cutoff to Western States is fun with technical single track and surprises. Western States is bermy, fast run. You'll be on your brakes a lot.

First added by gregthefine on Jul 5, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 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 on TRT immediate across the street from the Tahoe City Golf Course. Travel north and then take cutoff to Western States. Eventually the ride spits you out at the bridge beneath Hwy. 89 at the Truckee River. Then it's a paved bike path pedal back to the put-in and your car.
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