Summer Activities
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is now closed for the summer. During summer operations, Kirkwood offers a bike park, ziplining, ropes course and climbing wall, hiking, and disc golf.

Mountain Biking
The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park is accessible via Chairlifts 1 and 2 on weekends, trail conditions permitting. The network of roads and single track lead you through spectacular terrain high in the Sierra. Advanced riders looking for a challenging cross country ride should check out the Sentinels Trail, intermediate riders should try the Robey Wolfe trail.
 
Zip Tahoe 
Zip Tahoe and Kirkwood bring you Tahoe’s first canopy/zipline tour!  The canopy tour brings a whole new element of adventure to Kirkwood, whizzing you between the trees at speeds of up to 30 mph 90 feet above the resort! In addition to their signature tour, Zip Tahoe offer moonlight and custom tours. Reservations are required.
 
 
Ropes Course and Climbing Wall
Kirkwood's Ropes Course & Climbing Wall includes a collection of high and low elements.  Fun for all ages, this facility provides an excellent opportunity for team and relationship building with family and peers. 
 
Hiking & Scenic Chair Rides
Take advantage of world class hiking and breath-taking views from the network of trails accessed by chairlifts 1 and 2. Visit the Summer HQ for hiking guides and trail recommendations then visit the General Store to stock up on essentials for your day.
 
Disc Golf
Praised by locals and visitors alike as one of the West Coast’s most challenging courses. Play at “DiscWood” is free—simply pick up a scorecard from the General Store, then enjoy an afternoon exploring the mountainside above the Timber Creek base area. Discs and other essentials may be purchased from the General Store.

 Kirkwood Mountain Stats - Summer
Trails 18 trails in the valley, 11 in lift accessed mountain bike park, 11.5 miles of single track
Vertical Rise  2,000 feet
Base Elevation  7,800 feet
Top Elevation  9,800 feet
Lifts  Chairs 1 & 2 operate on weekends during the summer months
Mountain Bike Terrain  10% beginner, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced, 10% expert
Bike Park Features  Features included log rides, pump track and other terrain park features.
27 June 2014

Kirkwood Will Open for Summer Operations on July 4th

KIRKWOOD, Calif. – June 27, 2014 – Summer adventures at Kirkwood kickoff on July 4 offering guests ample outdoor recreational opportunities including mountain biking, hiking, disc golf and horseback riding. The resort also hosts several popular events throughout July and August such as the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) BBQ, the 13th Annual Kirkwood Wildflower Festival and the 13th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off. 
12 May 2014

The Near Death Experience Offers High Elevation Cycle Training at Kirkwood

This June, cycling enthusiasts from around the region will have the opportunity to enjoy high alpine cycling and receive professional coaching at the 2014 Near Death Experience (NDE) cycle camp. The cycle camp is based out of Kirkwood Mountain Resort, which has a base elevation 7,800 feet, and is in close proximity to multiple alpine mountain passes.