Silver Lake / Hidden Lake Trail

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

A big cross country-style ride near Silver Lake, Granite Lake, and via the Hidden Lake Trail.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
21 km
Ascent
606 m
Descent
606 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
Silver Lake / Hidden Lake Trail Map

This loop serves up a classic XC-style mountain bike ride in the greater Silver Lake area.

Description

Begin with a long jeep road climb to access the top of the ridge and the beginning of the Hidden Lake Trail. This trail drops quickly off the ridge, through some moderately-challenging rocks, all the way down toward Silver Lake.

Near Silver Lake, you have the option to add on a little extra out-and-back if you haven't had enough yet. Or, you can cut the loop slightly shorter if you're eager to get back to the car.

Sources: http://www.carsonpass.com/activities/mountainbiking.html

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

July, August, September, October

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Road sections
  • Rock Slabs

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