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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,” 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 creating five sections of single trail to bypass the worst sections of eroded logging road. Originally anticipated to take three years to complete, 4 of the 5 sections will be completed before winter forces us from the mountain in 2018. This progress constitutes more than a mile of new single track. Less logging road grind and more flowing singletrack! In addition, the new sections will pass through some gorgeous locations. Want to work with panoramic lake views? We got that. Want to build flowing trail through a section of old growth forest? We got that too.

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 –