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Stanford Rock Loop

Lake Tahoe

A recently rerouted trail that now offers a delightful, flowy singletrack descent.

Mountain Biking Difficult

23 km
743 m
743 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Stanford Rock Loop Map

One section of the original Stanford Rock trail was an old, eroded fall line horror that TAMBA has recently rerouted into a delightful flowy singletrack trail filled with berms, plenty of grade reversals, and plenty of erosion control. With deep, dark soil and well-built berms, this section is now a delight to ride!


The original trail sections that remain are wide-open, fast, and full speed ahead thanks to long sightlines and mellow grades. You can easily let off the brakes and absolutely bomb down these wide-open sections—just watch for other trail users!

Keep your eyes open for the occasional awkward turns that you’re prone to find on old school backcountry trails, as well as trees down at the beginning of the season.

Most of this trail runs beneath the deep forest canopy, with massive pine trees towering overhead. In contrast to some areas on the eastern side of the lake, this zone on the West side is home to massive old-growth forests and delightful meadows.

Sources: https://tamba.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7sG1ha0mQQ



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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