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Stanford Rock Reroute

Project Status: Currently in progress on Phase 2 of the project.


The Stanford Rock Trail is currently an eroded and degraded historic logging road south of Tahoe City that parallels Ward Creek from Lake Tahoe to the Tahoe Rim Trail on the Sierra Crest nearly 2,000 ft higher.

Project Profile

Within the corridor of the current “trail,” TAMBA will create a sustainable single track trail that will provide a more reasonable running, hiking, and mountain biking experience.

Phase 1: In 2018, the US Forest Service approved five sections of singletrack trail to bypass the worst sections of the eroded logging road. Originally anticipated to take three years to complete, 4 of the 5 sections were completed. This progress constitutes more than a mile of new singletrack. This provides riders with less logging road grind and more flowing singletrack! In addition, the new sections will pass through some gorgeous locations.

Phase 2: The first phase of this project is 6.5 miles up the current logging road. TAMBA will submit a proposal before January 2019 to extend the single track treatment from the crest to lake level or as close as possible. This may result in over 12 miles of new single track.

Contact: John Clausen, Project Manager –
Sandor Lengyel, Crew Leader –

Trail work on Stanford Rock

Building a log ride

Stanford Rock Summit is open

TAMBA volunteers riding Stanford Rock with tools

Riding a new turn on Stanford Rock

Moving a large rock with a ladder sling

Stanford Rock project with completed areas for 2019 and 2020