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Powerline Trail

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Nice mix of quick uphills and fun downhills. You''ll go over 3 creek crossings (all easily manageable). Great downhill section about 4 miles into the ride. It''s a good beg/int. ride. Only issue is that it gets very sandy in some areas so be ready to be pushed from side to side. If you run through it fast you should have no problems.
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Latitude
39.061849134291535
Longitude
-120.0146484375
Trail Directions
Trailhead is at the top of Ski Run Blvd., off Pioneer Trail. It's a good warmup from the bottom of Ski Run. You'll see a sign marking the trail at the top.
Trail Length
8 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
South Lake Tahoe
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 9, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: genejo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was a nice summer morning trail. The hardest part is a fairly steep climb up Ski Run Blvd to the trailhead. Theres a good mix of uphill and downhill, singletrack and fireroad, a couple parts are pretty dusty and sandy. A lot of it is covered in shade. Lots of nice scenary, especially overlooking the lake and valley. You cross a couple creeks, really nice resting spots. The best part of the trail is called "Best Little Downhill", its a fast downhill section with a lot of jumps, rolls, and wide berms. I liked this trail a lot.

Recommended Route:
Just stay on Powerline and ride it down to the bottom, you can also loop around and come back up on the other side trails.



Comments
nicdelzer (11/07/2008)
Loads of up and down but sandy in many spots. Good intermediate trail. The uphills are somewhat tough due to the sand, so you'll have to ride fast, like genejo said. Some nice views. If you get tired of Powerline, you can always head off on a couple of other trails - go to the local bike shop and get a map first though. I prefer riding without the sight of the actual power line itself.
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Review Date
September 2, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MVRIDER ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great ride you can ride to the trail head from the hotels on Lake Tahoe Blvd. by taking the short steep climb up Ski Run Blvd. Lots of ups and downs which is fun. I went in the late summer so there was a lot of sand and dusty dirt on the trails. Don't use your break ride through it. Overall ride from the hotel was 17 miles half of which was on the dirt. Lots of fun

Recommended Route:
From Ski Run Blvd. all the way out to Pioneer Trail, then back on Pioneer approx. 7 miles to the start.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Flume Trail in North Lake Tahoe



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