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TRT Tahoe Meadows to Tunnel Creek

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No. of Reviews: 5

Out and back 600' descent/1,200' gain though you could continue on with Flume to Marlette Lake and back via TRT (30 miles, 3,000' elevation gain).
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Latitude
39.307604889822194
Longitude
-119.90830421447754
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 80 to Truckee, go South on Hwy 267, take a left when you get to King's Beach, in a few miles Hwy 431 will take off to the left. Proceed on 431 for several miles until you see a big meadow with a kiosk and parking area on your right. Trail starts just before the kiosk and runs parallel to hwy.
Trail Length
8 miles one way
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Incline Village
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Lopaka ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great ride. Lots of great turns, small drops, rocky staircases, some very fast easy fun stuff and a number of technical rocky spots. You will flip out over the views of Lake Tahoe on the west and Washoe Valley on the East. Watch for snow until late June.

Recommended Route:
It is 9.5 miles from the Mt Rose Meadows parking area to Tunnel Creek Road. If you do an out and back to Tunnel creek, your looking at 19 miles. You will get the best the trail has to offer, but you will be mostly climbing on the trip back to Mt. Rose and I promise you, you will get a work out. If you go from Mt. Rose to Tunnel Creek Road, go west for a short distance on Tunnel Creek, you can hook up with the Flume Trail and go south to end up at Spooner Lake. That route is 19.75 miles. The Flume has great views but is technically "yawn" boring!!. OR, at Tunnel Creek Road, go east to the Red Flume Trail and take that South to Marlette Lake and onto Spooner.Note!!!You can only bike this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail on even numbered days. The Tahoe Rim Trail south of Tunnel Creek Road is always closed to biking.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This area is littered with great trails.



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Review Date
June 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Chris B , from San Francisco

Summary:
Just rode this a couple of days ago, snow still blocking parts (some rideable parts, others ya still had to push over) of the trail but melting rapidly. Beautiful alpine meadows, awesome views of both the lake and Nevada sides as the trail alternates sides of the rim. Don't forget most of the climbing is at 8000' feet or so and is on the return leg. Wonderful swoopy singletrack with some rocks to play on...

Recommended Route:
Out and back from 431 to Marlette Lake via the Flume Trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Emigrant for a lower, warmer type of ride. Lost Lake out of Sugar Pine Pt State Park connecting to Miller Lakes, Rubicon areas.



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Review Date
May 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Cmac , from Los Altos

Summary:
You start out at a lot then climb up. the climb seems like it wont end, but it does. Go around spooner lake then down the flume. Take shuttle back.

Recommended Route:
Down the flume trail THIS IS CALLED THE FLUME TRAIL, NOT ALL THAT TRT STUFF

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Page meadows WHAT DO ALL THE SIGNS MEAN, DID PEOPLE FALL OFF THE CLIFFS?



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Review Date
February 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: presadeporco , from incline village

Summary:
this is an awsome trail. it was recently completely redone. new banked turns and trail.

Recommended Route:
drive/ride up highway 431 from incline village. look carfully on the right and you'll see a few different trail heads. these all lead to basically the same area. when you cross the stream with a little wodden bridge stay right, this is where the downhill starts. if you go left or up it takes you out to diamond peak ski resort, a good XC, but not as good downhill though. great trail, manicured, has rocky sections, banked turns, steep downhill. nothing to technical, fast and fun, nothing too hard. youll finish at the base of ths ski resort.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
you can ride up the old highway from incline village. ride left onto the ski resort



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Review Date
June 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Randall , from Roseville, CA

Summary:
An 8 mile rollercoaster that will have you smiling from ear to ear! Follow the TRT signs and you won't get lost. Note this section of TRT is only open on EVEN DAYS for bikes so plan accordingly. Most of it is hardpack with an occasional loose section-all of it rideable though there are some steps that may prove challenging to get up. A dually is the way to go though a hardtail would be fine too. A nice date ride though don't do it as an out 'n back or she won't be talking to you on the ride home. Beginners can do it though they will probably have to bike-a-hike a dozen or so times. Don't go too fast or you will miss the awesome scenery and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Takes about 30-45min. to ride this section. When you get to Tunnel Creek Rd. you have the option of taking the Flume or continuing on TRT (my choice is the Flume). When you get to Marlette Lake take the fire road back to Spooner (watch for hikers coming up the trail!)

Recommended Route:
Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Lake (shuttle)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mr. Toads



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