This is the 2nd event in the Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series.
The Start/Finish is located at Davis Creek Regional Park. This 10.5 mile journey to the top of Slide Mountain has over 5900′ 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 at the junction with the Lower Meadows Loop Trail. Runners will turn right onto the Lower Meadows Loop Trail which is mostly a flat section of trail for 1.6 miles until Mt. Rose Hwy. and the first aid station. The route will then take runners up Mt. Rose Hwy. for ~1.5 miles until the very summit where the course will turn right onto 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.