Power Line

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California 95614

Distance5.3mi
Elevation Gain730ft
Trailhead Elevation6,302ft
Top6,530ft
Elevation Min/Max6302/6530ft
Elevation Start/End6302/6302ft

Power Line

Power Line is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 6,302 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 730 feet. Along the trail there is a meadow. This trail connects with the following: Railroad Grade.

Power Line Professional Review and Guide

"Get out of town quickly with this ride along the edge of South Lake Tahoe. Smooth singletrack follows the contours at the base of the mountains rising above Heavenly Valley. There are no long climbs, just undulating trail with several short rises; the biggest challenge is moving into the correct chain ring. Ride this as a loop, returning along the paved Pioneer Trail thoroughfare, or as an out-and-back entirely on singletrack. A portion of the ride is accessible to motorcycles and ATVs and gets dusty and chewed up by summer. This is balanced by a quiet meander along Trout Creek near the turnaround point. Most of the ride is through the shaded pine forest, with clearings along the way that offer views of Freel Peak and Lake Tahoe. Expect some seasonal creek crossings. This is an easy connect for other rides up Cold Creek and Fountain Place Road."

Power Line Reviews

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8/24/2012
I went mid morning. Hot and dusty. I suggest in summer to go early.
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9/15/2010
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8/17/2009
Nice single track (mostly) which is very easy/nontechnical.
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9/10/2007
Trail was great and not crowded at all. It is nice to ride a trail and not to have to work through traffic.
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Trail Information

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Nearby City
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Parks
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Local Contacts
USGS South Lake Tahoe, Freel Peak
Local Maps