Class 1 E-MTB Recommended Trail opportunities on the Tahoe National Forest

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The Tahoe National Forest offers a wide variety of e-mountain bike (E-MTB) riding opportunities.  This includes over 2,000-miles of roads, 195-miles of OHV trails, and an additional 190 miles of single-track motorcycle trails available for E-MTB use.  All roads and trails open to motor vehicle use are available for all performance classes of E-MTB. 

 

 

In addition, Class 1 E-MTBs will be extended additional opportunities on the Tahoe National Forest starting in 2019.

A “class 1 electric bicycle,” or “low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle,” is a bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.

In addition to forest roads, OHV trails and motorcycle trails are open to e-bikes, and in 2019, the Tahoe NF will be extending opportunities for Class 1 E-MTB riders to use recommended non-motorized trails across the forest.

Class 2 and 3 E-MTB’s can use all roads and trails designated for motorized use, but are prohibited from riding on any non-motorized trails.

Class 1 eMTB Trail Opportunities List PDF

 

Class 1 E-MTB Recommended Trail opportunities on the Tahoe National Forest

 

Class 1 E-MTB Recommended Trail opportunities on the Tahoe National Forest
DistrictTrail RouteNameMileageRating
TKRD/SVRD14E25HOLE IN THE GROUND6.8Most Difficult
16E05SAWTOOTH8.4Moderate
16E30COMMERATIVE OVERLAND EMIGRANT15.7Easy
14E08MOUNT LOLA7.4Moderate
15E24COTTONWOOD OVERLOOK0.8Most Difficult
YRRD09E11PIONEER (National Recreation Trail)25.2Easy
09E06NORTH YUBA15.9Moderate
Bullards Bar Trail System
08E07BULLARDS14.9Moderate
08E04REBEL RIDGE1.6Moderate
08E05SEVEN BALL1.0Moderate
08E06EIGHT BALL3.8Easy
08E10SCHOOLHOUSE0.7Easy
System Total22.0
Forest City Trail System
10E17TRUCKEE DITCH10.3Moderate
10E14SANDUSKY5.1Moderate
10E16RIDGE RUNNER2.5Easy
10E09HIGH GRADE TRAIL1.5Easy
10E13PLUM VALLEY DITCH5.2Moderate
10E12PLUM DITCH TIE0.2Easy
System Total24.8
Downieville Motorized Single-track Trail Network
11E08BUTCHER RANCH6.0Most Difficult
11E07THIRD DIVIDE3.3Moderate
11E03PAULEY CREEK2.8Most Difficult
10E08FIRST DIVIDE3.2Most Difficult
11E33SECOND DIVIDE5.9Most Difficult
11E29GOLD VALLEY RIM5.3Most Difficult
11E10BIG BOULDER5.4Most Difficult
11E68LAVEZZOLA CREEK6.5Most Difficult
10E07CHIMNEY ROCK4.0Most Difficult
11E02EMPIRE CREEK4.0Most Difficult
09E03HALLS RANCH5.3Most Difficult
09E07FIDDLE CREEK RIDGE5.8Most Difficult
System Total57.5
ARRDSUGARPINE Motorized Single-track Trails
11E43HUMBUG (LOOP 5)17.2Most Difficult
11E44CODFISH (LOOP 6)15.3Most Difficult
System Total32.5




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