Train Tunnels

3.33 out of 5
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Out & Back
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I recommend that you bring a ligh as it can be extremely dark inside the tunnels. The trail goes all the way to Truckee, but if you do that I recommend that you leave a car there, because of all of the elevation you lost on the way down.
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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April 15, 2011
Review: Some areas are pitch black and then next thing you know your riding thru a 1/2 foot deep puddle. Stop at any of the exits to see beautiful view of Donner Lake. Suggestion, take a light of some sort.

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Granny Gear

February 22, 2009
Review: If you want this to be an epic ride, park at Donner Lake Interchange (just behind the gas stations next to the hotel) and ride the singletrack along the south side of Donner Lake Park. When the trail hits pavement continue along South Shore drive towards the West End of Donner Lake, about half way there is a forest service rd. that goes up Lakeview Canyon and to the historic townsite of Eder. At the top of this climb (short but steep) you will hit the old SP tracks which you can then ride the old rail bed and tunnels to the summit. Once there take the Lake Mary/Sugar Bowl singletrack/dirt road to Emigrant pass between Mt. Judah and Donner Peak. At this point there is the Coldstream Single track that will take you back down into Donner Lake Interchange. There are many hidden singletrack options off of this with historic value. Apolies for not being more specific, but mountain biking is about discovery-at least it used to be. Go to Paco's in Truckee and they can give you all you need to go on this ride (25 mile loop/intermediate thru advanced).

Similar Trail: Donner Rim Trail, Pole Creek.

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Granny Gear

April 16, 2008
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Review: If you go out and back, the trail is totally flat. The views of Donner Lake and Truckee are amazing. The tunnels can stay wet and cold so it's a bit weird if you are riding without a light. Watch out for hikers and cars though.

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Train Tunnels MTB Trail 3.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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