Tahoe Rim Trail: Watson Lake to Tahoe City

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This trail is strenuous. It is long and requires a good deal of climbing, and can be quite hot in the summer. There is steep, rocky terrain that includes technically challenging sections. It is know locally as the "Fiberboard Freeway." Starting at 7200', trail drops off towards Lake Tahoe with a mild 2 mile descent, then a moderately steep climb for 3 miles toward Tahoe City. A flat section around the lake turns to one of the most picturesque, and technical, descents to be found anywhere in the Lake Tahoe Basin. A little more climbing leads to another fun rolling descent, then up again to Painted Rock, and along the ridge and the clinking shale of Glass Mountain. The ride ends with a technical 4 mile descent to town, then a 2 mile cruise down the bike path to the Tahoe city trailhead. This portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and some awesome technical singletrack.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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July 24, 2014
Review: One of my favorite trails in Tahoe. This one has lots of techinical riding involved. I suggest leaving a car at both ends or your looking at a big out and back I parked in Kings Beach at the Safeway and when I ended in Tahoe City I took a bus back for $1.

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Tahoe Rim Trail: Watson Lake to Tahoe City MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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