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Needles Lookout Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Combination fire road (5 miles) singletrack (2.5 miles) singletrack climb nice and rocky with an outstanding 360 degree view of the Sierras, gradually increasing difficulty to tower. Elevation about 8,200 feet
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Latitude
36.146746777814364
Longitude
-118.60702514648437
Trail Directions
Highway 190 E. past Camp Nelson. 1 mile before Ponderosa on Left side of road with highly visible sign.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Ponderosa
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 19, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fatcat18 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I did this trail today after reading about it here on mtbr. I am glad that I decided to check it out before I brought some of my newbie friends... This trail was described as a beginner difficulty level and I would strongly disagree. The ride starts off easy enough with some dirt fire roads but there were several sections on the single track section that were pretty hairy. I don't think that there are too many people that could ride the last kilometer. I would rate this trail overall as intermediate ++. Once at the top make sure and talk to the lookout ranger. She is very knowledgeable about the area and knows about lots more rides in the area. The lookout is only open during the fire season, Wed-Sun. You can also see Mt Whitney from there... A REAL TREAT!!

Recommended Route:
Same as listed... A mile or so before Ponderosa.



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Review Date
May 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steve , from Porterville

Summary:
Incredible 8,200 ft. 360 degree view of the beautiful Sierra Nevadas

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Camp Nelson trail



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