Tryumph

Lake Tahoe

Northstar California

Great trail for beginners or to warm up on.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
5.7 km
Ascent
14 m
Descent
340 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
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Description

"Tryumph" doubles as a fire/access road for the bike park so it's wide enough for maintenance vehicles to drive on. When you start, be aware that "Livewire" crosses just over "Tryumph" about 200 feet from the beginning of the trail. It's clearly marked with bike park signage but always look uphill on the intersecting trail and make sure no one is coming. Once you are past the "Livewire" crossing, it's a slight descent for about a half mile. This is great for getting turns in, sliding around, playing with your brakes and there are numerous side hits to assist you in warming up or building skills you want to take to more advanced trails. About halfway down "Tryumph" is another intersection of multiple trails (Pho-Dog, Karpiel, Speed Control and Dogbone). Again these are marked but this is more of a rest area for people who have just ridden some trails so you will probably come across other riders who are winded and getting ready to drop in again. Once you pass this area, you'll come across the "Sticks & Stones" trail intersection. Past here, you'll venture further into the Northstar forest and come across 3 mellow switchbacks and then finally a gradual descent back to the "Vista Express" lift area and bike park base.

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.

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