This is the 2nd run of the Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series that has over 5000′ of climbing!
The Start/Finish is located at Davis Creek Regional Park Campground. This 10.5 mile journey to the top of Slide Mountain has over 5000′ of climbing. The course begins with a gradual rise that traverses the lower contour of the mountain. This introduction doesn’t last long before the climbing gets steeper and more technical especially after crossing Ophir Creek just a couple of miles into the trail. After crossing the creek, runners will continue uphill past intersections for Rock Lake and Upper Price Lake staying on the Ophir Creek Trail. Once above Upper Price Lake, the climbing starts to become more moderate and eventually easing just before connecting with the Tahoe Rim Trail. The TRT will take runners across Tahoe Meadows up to the TRT trail head parking area along Mt. Rose highway. The course then continues across the parking area onto the Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Trail leading everyone to Mt. Rose Campground. There is a brief section of pavement through the campground before accessing a dirt road that climbs steeply up the backside of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to the top of Slide Mountain at 9698′. Here at the top, the views will take your breathe away if the elevation already hasn’t! Runners then retrace their steps back to the finish at Davis Creek Campground. This is a challenging trail with some very steep and technical sections that make it difficult to run, even downhill.