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Old 11-12-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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light trails in tahoe?

Hey guys, SF Bay Area local here. Im going to be up in tahoe later this month for thanksgiving with the fam and was wondering if any one had a go-to trail they'd recommend. I'm not looking for serious offroading, just possibly some fire trails. I'm not too worried about the snow, I'm only running 33 nitto terra grapplers but they've served me well so far in mud and dust and worst case scenario I have a winch and recovery gear. Also any advice for winter driving in general is appreciated

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Hey guys, SF Bay Area local here. Im going to be up in tahoe later this month for thanksgiving with the fam and was wondering if any one had a go-to trail they'd recommend. I'm not looking for serious offroading, just possibly some fire trails. I'm not too worried about the snow, I'm only running 33 nitto terra grapplers but they've served me well so far in mud and dust and worst case scenario I have a winch and recovery gear. Also any advice for winter driving in general is appreciated
Gun it and take the rubicon trail.

In all seriousness, have fun! I'm jelous the last hollister trip was probably my last for the year

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Gun it and take the rubicon trail.

In all seriousness, have fun! I'm jelous the last hollister trip was probably my last for the year
Damn, something happen? Had some good times wheeling this summer!
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Should have some snow fun during that time. Where exactly in will you be, South Lake or Tahoe City, or...? There are some guys up there in the area that you can meet up with as well so you won't be wheeling alone.

Missed your Hollister run... with the new born in the house my wife has my ballls in her purse. So I have to tread lightly on which runs I make it on. Soon we will get out...
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Should have some snow fun during that time. Where exactly in will you be, South Lake or Tahoe City, or...? There are some guys up there in the area that you can meet up with as well so you won't be wheeling alone.

Missed your Hollister run... with the new born in the house my wife has my ballls in her purse. So I have to tread lightly on which runs I make it on. Soon we will get out...
We're up around tahoe city but I dont mind driving if the trail is worth it. I've done some trail riding on snow mobiles before and there were some incredible views but this'll be the first time in an SUV. I'm sure there'll be plenty of hollister runs in the future!
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Okay, sweet. When I get home I will list some ideas for you.
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Of course you can always check out the Rubicon, always fun to just check it out. Oh, and I would stay away from Fordyce this time of year... Barney Riley Trail is about an 1hr 30min from Tahoe City... close to hwy 89 and Hwy 4.

I don't know about the trails below, but they pulled up on quick search.

Barker Pass Loop

Blackwood Canyon & Ellis Peak at Lake Tahoe

Blackwood Canyon Trail

Hell Hole Reservoir Road

McKinney Creek Trail

Mount Watson Drive at Lake Tahoe

Mount Watson Trail

I will have more info for you when I get my handy NorCal offroad book.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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I highly recommend getting a copy of the FunTreks Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails book by Charles Wells. Some of the information is starting to get a little old in his books, but they're still a fantastic resource. I would also recommend getting it spiral bound, either buying it that way or having it done at Kinko's or similar place. It's handy to have it opened up to the appropriate page while exploring an unfamiliar trail.
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i highly recommend getting a copy of the funtreks northern california backroads & 4-wheel drive trails book by charles wells. Some of the information is starting to get a little old in his books, but they're still a fantastic resource. I would also recommend getting it spiral bound, either buying it that way or having it done at kinko's or similar place. It's handy to have it opened up to the appropriate page while exploring an unfamiliar trail.
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I like the Genoa Peak Road great views at the top

(I know is says I am from Salem, but I lived in South Lake Tahoe for 19 years, have done the Rubicon forwards, and backwards (which is a really funny story).

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