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McKinney Court Connector Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 269' 82 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,610' 2,015 m
Low: 6,341' 1,933 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by S. Lengyel

Connects McKinney Court to Sugar Pine State Park. Popular neighborhood connector.

S. Lengyel

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This is one of the maze of neighborhood social trails that have been officially signed. It is a popular connector for hikers, runners, dog walkers, and cyclists to access the neighborhood trail system.

This area was the site of a Wildland fuels reduction project. Prior to 2013, this was an impenetrable stand of unhealthy lodgepole and white fir (so dense you could not see 50' into it). This was a direct result of prior clearcutting in the Tahoe basin that resulted in super dense, unhealthy stands of non-diverse trees. he USFS and has been doing major fuels reduction projects in the neighborhood for years and drastically thinning the areas. While it looks a bit chundered due to the recent logging operations, the area is recovering quickly. In a few years this will be a much healthier mix of wildflowers, trees of different species and ages, brush and wildflowers.

There are a ton of well-used, unsigned, well-maintained social trails here. It's easy to do runs and hikes from 2-15+ miles in the neighborhood. If you get "lost," head toward the lake, and you'll dump into the neighborhood.

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