Norcal - El Dorado County - South Lake Tahoe NickNames: #RimTrail mr. toad's wild ride
To get to Mr. Toads Wild Ride, catch the Rim Trail at the Big Meadows campground off of Hwy 89, just south of South Lake Tahoe.
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Trail UpdateMr. Toad's Wild Ride-Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is actually a 4.5 mile section of the Saxon Creek trail -- and it is all downhill. Deep canopy overhead, tree-lined banked turns, and quiet solitude make for an incredibly surreal rush. Rode the trail for the first time on 8-11-00, and immediately deemed this ride to be the total and complete out-of-body experience. Forget about the difficult climb leaving Big Meadows campground; the descent will heal you and make you a believer. Is your existence one of mundane and routine day-to-day living? Drop what you're doing, grab your full-suspension bike (or rent one from the cool guys at Sierra), and head to Tahoe before the winter storms arrive. But know your limitations; otherwise, you'll be smearing the local granite with your DNA. Ride rating: Advanced Ride distance: Enough Elevation change: Immense Singletrack=100% Steve a 43 year old Racer riding a Santa Cruz, rented from Sierra Cycle in SLT from Torrance, CA
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