6%

Lake Tahoe

Northstar California

Great trail to practice small jumps and berms

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
362 m
Ascent
6 m
Descent
24 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
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6% Map

Description

Besides the "Bumps & Bends" zone "6%" is one of the best trails on the mountain to practice your jumping and turning on berms. In order to access, you must ride "Easy Rider" or "Mineshaft" first and you will see the trail head about halfway down "Village Run" which is a hike-only trail. Once on "6%" you will encounter a straight zone where the Gondola cable and towers are right above you. This is where the jumps begin. This is the best area to practice jumping since the jumps are smaller (both dirt jumps and wooden ladder jumps). Once you are past the jump zone, you will encounter the berm switchback section. These are small/medium sized berms, perfect for practicing and getting your technique down. Once you complete the berm section, you will end the trail at the "Home Run" parking lot in The Village where you will have to ride through the center of The Village to access the Gondola again.

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Equipment required

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