Stamford Rock Loop

This classic West Shore mountain bike ride starts just west of Ward Creek Park, south of the creek and makes a steep climb up to a brief view of the lake than a more moderate but steady climb for over a mile+ to an overlook of Blackwood Canyon. From there the trail continues well over another mile+, with a couple of very steep short sections, to Stamford Rock overlooking Ward Canyon and Twin Peaks. The classic loop ride than heads down a very loose section to intersect with the Tahoe Rim Trail and over a series of rock steps all the way down to Ward Creek and eventually out to Ward Creek Road. The “loop” is about 7+ miles and it can be ridden in either direction, although a bit more challenging from Ward Creek up over all the rock berms and that last loose leg up from the Tahoe Rim Trail to Stamford Rock.