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Rim Trail (Spooner-Kbry)

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Single track. Beautiful trail - for hiking. Ride it only if you don't mind rocks!
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Latitude
39.30029918615029
Longitude
-119.8828125
Trail Directions
Top of Spooner summit, parking lot on south side of hwy 50.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Incline/S Lake Tahoe
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: BleuZephyr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have done this ride a countless # of times from spooner to a couple miles past the Sand harbor lookout and back. I have also done it from spooner to little Valley into Washoe and Back into Carson City, this is an alldayer with one tired and abused body no matter what shape your in. If you can pedal all the way to marlette Lake without stopping you can do the ride, cause you have to be in pretty good shape to grind that hill. The terrain is killer, plenty of technical, extremely fast Dh with some killer air. If you haver map then you will find going around the left side of the lake will take you to the Rim trail follow to the dam at west side and get technical down to the single track with excellent views of tahoe lots of turns granite wide and skinny with excellent speed as it is flat for a while, eventually you can hook a left and ride down to the highway and back to spooner which I love but be careful especially in summer months, lots of traffic, or you can turn around and head back down the spooner grade you climbed in about a tenth of the time, which means you either love 40+ with jumps galore or you better have great brakes to enjoy the scenery. Or you can continue you from that turnoff and go the way I like to go or head over to Hobart Res, a becoming more popular ride all the time. I remember when I was in my teens even early twenties you did not see a whole lot of people. No matter where you go in this part of the Sierras be prepared to have fun, be courteous, pack it in pack it out,and enjoy.

Recommended Route:
Top of spooner heading from Carson go right at Y turn left about 1000 feet later free parking or go to spooner lake campground and pay a fee

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Many Radical trails off this ride in area best to get a topo map.



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Review Date
August 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Gregg , from Carson City, NV

Summary:
This is one of the best sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail with everything from technical rock hopping to blazing fast descents through switchbacks and trees. I highly recommend riding it both ways if you're an expert rider in very good shape. The challenge is to stay in your pedals - if you can ride it both ways without touching you're a stud - good luck!!!

Recommended Route:
Park at either Spooner Summit in the lot off of highway 50 or park at the parking lot off of Kingsbury Grade. Ride both ways for a total of 24 miles of single track.



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Review Date
June 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jimmyq , from San Diego

Summary:
Awesome trail. The view is great. Different terrains make this a great challenge. Still found patches of snow... in June!! If your in good shape you'll have a blast. I saw a few beginers pushing their bikes complaining about the trails and the distance.

Recommended Route:
use the www.tahoerimtrail.org map.



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