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Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Wilderness Boundary

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 4.6 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A good singletrack out and back with some technical rocky sections near the turnaround.


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14.9

Miles

24.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

9,184' 2,799 m

High

7,067' 2,154 m

Low

2,457' 749 m

Up

2,456' 749 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Typical riding season is June through October depending on the snow conditions.

Overview

A solid climb brings riders to a nice view at the Mt. Rose Wilderness Boundary. The difficult section is at the end with technical rocky terrain. While this trail is a great descent, you can also head down to Kings Beach via fire roads and the Lower Kb Enduro singletracks.

Respect the Wilderness Area boundary, as bikes are not permitted to continue any further on the trail.

Description

The trail starts with a steady climb on nice singletrack. There are a few rocky sections but it is mostly hard packed dirt. Soon there will be a side trail up to a viewpoint on the left. This is a great view and worth the extra climb.

After a couple miles, the trail crosses dirt roads that connect to Martis Peak and highway 267 to Kings Beach. At about mile 4, the trail follows a dirt road to the right for a few tenths of a mile, then branches off to the left soon after you pass a dirt road to the right. At approximately 6 miles in, it briefly follows a dirt road for a few tenths. You'll follow this road up a steep climb and soon find the trail jetting off to the left.

The final segment to the wilderness boundary has some very technical, rocky terrain. Most people walk the technical sections near the top. Be careful if you try to ride these sections because if you can't make it, you'll step or fall into large and sometimes sharp boulders.

The wilderness boundary is at over 9,000 ft and the view is well worth the effort. Snow drifts can linger here far into the summer. They can be walked over, and are a fun test of skill to ride down. Be careful if you try to ride down the technical sections as it is easy to endo into boulders.

Return down the way you came up for the best singletrack descent. There are some fun flowy sections, but be watchful of and courteous to hikers. Enjoy the ride!

Contacts

Shared By:

Joel Wilson with improvements by court leve

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 13 votes

#5

in Lake Tahoe

#927

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  4.6 from 13 votes
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#5

in Lake Tahoe

#145

in California

#927

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Looking south over Lake Tahoe.
Oct 8, 2015 near Tahoe V…, CA
Ride with a view.... Fun trail. Solid climb. Great view and some rocky technical sections near the top.
Aug 18, 2016 near Incline…, NV
Great views spanning from Lake Tahoe to Donner Lake and all the way to Bocca Resevoir
Aug 18, 2016 near Incline…, NV

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Jun 21, 2022
Conor OToole
Amazing ride top to bottom. Chunky tech and fast flow. Rough climb but it is completely worth it. Snowy in areas towards the top. 14.9mi — 2h 37m
Jun 25, 2021
Dustin Passalalpi
Jun 9, 2021
Eliza duPont
Aug 6, 2020
Nick Wright
Clear, no snow. One big pine fallen across the trail on the Kingsview stretch but there's a ride-around option. 15.4mi — 2h 12m
Jun 15, 2019
Matt B
Snow near connector/gas line road 15mi
Sep 3, 2018
Kyle Chong
Jul 23, 2018
Winston Parsons
Worth the hard climb. Singletrack galore.
Jul 8, 2018
Yun Yeh
4mi