Pole Creek Area For Mountain Biking

The 78th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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From Truckee take Highway 89 South for approximately 7 miles. Across the street from Big Chief is a parking area where Forest Service Road 8 begins. Park here. There are many options in the Pole Creek and Silver Peak area. To get to the spectacular scenery below the ridge line and the head of the drainage, follow road 8 which climbs gradually. You will come to a sign for Upper Pole Creek, turn left here and continue the climb The mountain bike rider will experience forested areas, beautiful meadows and awesome mountain peaks. With a good map the cyclist can find Silver Peak (to the south of the head of the Pole Creek drainage) and easily bike to the summit in an hour. As always use caution descending the well graded lower portion of Forest Service Road 8.

Overall, Pole Creek Area is the 78th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Pole Creek Area including Flume Trail, Coldstream Canyon Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sierra Canyon Trail, Verdi Peak Trail and Ellis Peak / Ellis LakeLower Lola Montez Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (916) 265-4531; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Cyclepaths Bike Shop, Tahoe City.

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  High Country Inn (800) 862-1530 in Truckee, CA at Yuba headwaters

Luxury Loding:  Royal Gorge Resort (800) 500-3871

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Squeeze, Truckee

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  5902


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