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September 22, 2022:Trail Report

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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Come enjoy Brown Pow Week!!

The recent Pacific rain storm has dropped between 1" to 1.5" of rain in the Tahoe Basin. This has left the trails in amazing condition and is a great Fall treat for all Mountain Bike Riders. This was a perfect amount of rain to refresh all the trails without causing widespread mud. I believe after today any puddles will get absorbed leaving perfect damp soils!!

New Martis Valley Paved Trial

This new 12 mile out and back paved trail was just completed and opened in early September. It has beautiful Valley and Northstar views and has easy access out our front door.

Donner Lake Rim Trail

DL Rim trail is perfect right now. Good southern exposure and and trail incline has kept this trail great through the rain storm. You can ride to the Drifter Hut and then extend into the Tahoe Donner XC trail system or continue on the Rim Trail and drop into Johnson Canyon heading towards Summit Lake and the Sierra Crest. The trial is tacky and perfect!

Sawtooth Trailhead

The Forest service has completed miles of trails at this location. There are lot's of new trails, a great parking/staging trailhead complete with new bathrooms and even a trail host. There is miles of new beginner trail including a few short skills loops, Timber Cruise, and Gentle Jeffery. The New Happy Face directional Trail has a wonderful consistent climb and a flowy bermed trail with small to large floaty jumps that can be easily rolled over by beginners or launched by the more adventurous riders. Wood Splitter Jump Trail is a short intermediate/advanced jump and flow trail that is excellent to lap over and over again. For a longer Enduro Ride be sure to check out The Big Chief Trail.

Emigrant Trail

Emigrant trail is prime right now! The trail is slightly tacky and the views of the snow capped mountains are gorgeous! You can make it all the way to Stampede reservoir. This a great option for a long ride (about 17miles round trip). Get out and enjoy it before it gets dusty!

Donkey Town Trail/El Burro Trail (Formerly Jackass)

Donkey Town is a fun flow trail that is in fabulous riding condition. This short loop has lots of fun flow features and can get you on your game for jumping gaps and sending over jumps. Jackass is a shorter loop, about 45 min. of riding so many people opt to do a few laps. Jackass has become a very popular trail, so remember your trail etiquette and enjoy the ride!

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