W6/SC-057 – Slide Mountain

I thought there was a road of some kind all the way to the top of this summit because of the fire lookout tower, but I was wrong! Because of this, I thought it would be a good bike ride. Park near Frenchman’s Flat Campground at the gate. You need a forest Adventure Pass displayed to park. Continue almost all the way down the paved road. You will see a small gate on the right, blocking a fire road – this goes to the summit. This road gets narrower and narrower the further you go up, ultimately ending up as a single track. At the top is a lookout tower which was built in 1969. This summit also offers nice views of Pyramid Lake. I setup my vertical and worked 20m, 40m, and 2m bands. About half way down the trail, I got a flat tire – but left my patch kit in my other bike bag – doh! Ended up walking most of the way back to the car. Overall, it was a fun day. Can’t wait to come back again!


Total distance: 10.82 mi
Max elevation: 4656 ft
Total climbing: 3009 ft
Total time: 05:52:34
Download file: SlideMountain.gpx

Date:07/05/2021 | Summit:W6/SC-057 (Slide Mountain)

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21:36KJ7UIZ14MHzSSBS51 R51
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At the gate
Old road, no cars.
At the gate to Slide Mountain
Single track. I didn’t expect this.
More single track
First view of Pyramid Lake, trail is very narrow here.
First view of the tower.
Made it! I’m never riding up here again.
Station setup