Caples Crest

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

An intermediate-level descent from the top of the mountain on doubletrack.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
2.5 km
Ascent
17 m
Descent
186 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
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Description

Caples Crest is an intermediate-level descent from the top of the mountain, down through the Kirkwood Bike Park. The "trail" follows doubletrack and dirt roads as it takes a lengthy, less-steep route down the bike park. However, this doubletrack-filled descent does provide access to several singletrack options that can make the descent more difficult.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

July, August, September

Features

  • Shuttle-run
  • Road sections

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