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Mountain Biking at Lake Tahoe
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The Flume Trail to Marlette Lake.
Photo Courtesy Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Mountain Biking Trails at Lake Tahoe

The table below contains information on the difficulty and distance of
several trails in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Following the table are brief
trail descriptions. Weather conditions can change rapidly. Be prepared with
the proper clothing, wear sunscreen and bring lots of water. For safety, wear a helmet.
Bikes are not allowed in wilderness areas, on the Pacific Crest Trail, on parts of
the Tahoe Rim Trail nor on the self-guided nature trails at the Lake Tahoe Visitors
Center. Most other trails and logging roads are open to mountain biking. If in
doubt, check with us before you begin your trip. While riding, please help protect
the Basin's high alpine environment, an extremely fragile resource, by staying
out of meadows and wet areas. Please do not cut switchbacks or make new trails.
National Forests belong to a variety of users. Trails are shared by hikers,
horses and mountain bikes. Please use caution and courtesy
when encountering another user. Enjoy your ride!
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 573-2600 (Voice) - (530) 541-4036 (Hearing imparied)




 Miles (One Way)
 1. Fountain Place



 2 to 10 miles
 2. Angora Ridge



 2 miles to Angora Lookout, 4 miles to Angora Lakes
 3. Twin Peaks



 1 to 2 miles
 4. Meiss Trail



 5 miles
 5. Rim Trail



 18 miles

 6. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride



 3 miles
 7. Genoa Peak



 8 to 12 miles

 8. Brockway Summit to Martis Peak



 5 miles

 9. McKinney / Rubicon Road






 10. Marlette Lake/Flume Trail



  5 miles

This area has several mountain biking opportunities, from paved roads to more difficult trails.
See the map for your options. NOTE: Mountain bikes are not allowed past the gate at the end
of Fountain Place Road nor the High Meadows area (Private property). From Highway 50 take
Pioneer Trail one mile to Oneidas Road. Follow Oneidas to the end and park at the staging area.
Enjoy a moderate ride with spectacular views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Mt. Tallac.
Take Fallen Leaf Lake Road from Highway 89. Park past the campground on the right.
Ride along Fallen Leaf Lake Road, take the first left, continue 1/2 mile and turn right
on Angora Ridge Road (12N14).

Perfect for the biker with limited time, this short steep ride to the top of a mountain peak has
great views of Lake Tahoe. Open for public use from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Access is off of
Lake Tahoe Boulevard approximately 2 miles from the intersection of Highway 50 and 89.
Caution: This area is a very popular OHV Area.

Rising abruptly from Highway 89 for the first 1/2 mile, this trail levels off as it reaches Big
Meadow. Trails leading to Round, Scotts and Dardanelles lakes provide access into Meiss
Country with views of aspen covered hills from lodgepole cloaked forests. NOTE: This trail
eventually intersects the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) where mountain bikes are not allowed. Take
Highway 89 south from Meyers to the Big Meadow parking lot. Follow the trail at the southern
end of the parking lot which leads across the highway to the trailhead.

Experience breathtaking scenery with exceptional views of Lake Tahoe. Take the Rim Trail past
Freel Peak, the highest peak in the basin (10,881'). Take Highway 89 south from Meyers to the
Big Meadow parking lot. The trail starts at the north end of the parking area. A longer trip is
possible by taking two cars and parking one car at the Heavenly Ski Resort's Stagecoach
parking lot. The trailhead begins 1/8 mile up Stagecoach Run. NOTE: Mountain bikes are not
allowed on the trail from Armstrong Pass north to Fountain Place nor from Star Lake north to
High Meadows (Private property).

A technical ride for the experienced mountain biker, this trail drops from 9,000' to 6,800' in
three miles. Take the Rim Trail from the Big Meadow parking lot 2-1/2 miles to Tucker Flat.
Turn left and follow the drainage of Saxon Creek. In two miles the trail forks again. The right
fork leads to Oneidas Street off of Pioneer Trail. The left fork leads to Highway 89, south of the
Highway 89/50 junction. Watch for hikers and equestrian riders on the trail and pass with
caution and courtesy.

Enjoy a moderate ride along a ridgeline with scenic views of the Lake Tahoe Basin to the west
and Carson Valley to the east. Several spurs off the main road access peaks, Genoa Peak being
the highest (9,150'). An excellent 10 mile loop off the main ridge is possible. NOTE: Mountain
bikes are not allowed on the Rim Trail, from Highway 207 to Spooner Summit. From South
Lake Tahoe, take Kingsbury Grade (Highway 207) and turn left on North Benjamin Road, which
turns into Andria Drive. Continue to the end of the pavement and park. Take Genoa Peak Road
(14N32). A longer trip is possible if you take two cars. Park the second vehicle off of Highway
50 behind the Nevada Department of Transportation Station (NDOT), 1/4 mile south of the
Highway 28 and 50 junction.

The Martis Peak Road is a short 5 mile climb well worth the effort. Drive north on Highway 267
from Kings Beach to Brockway Summit. Park 1/2 mile past the summit on Forest Service Road 18N02.

A world class OHV road which offers a variety of biking opportunities from loop rides to
difficult peak climbs. From Highway 89 north of Tahoma turn west onto McKinney-Rubicon
Springs Road. Turn left on Bellevue, right on McKinney Road, bear left onto McKinney-Rubicon
Springs Road, continue to the dirt road and park. A longer ride is possible by taking two cars
and parking one car at Blackwood Canyon.
Located in Nevada State Park, this popular trail is often crowded in the summer.
Challenging even the expert rider, the trail begins east of the picnic area near Spooner Lake.
Turn left on the dirt road that heads toward the meadow and follow a sandy
road for five miles to Marlette Lake. Turn left across the dam. With magnificent views of Lake
Tahoe, this single track trail lies 1,500 feet above the lake. Remember to wear your safety helmet.
Caution: Do not attempt if you are afraid of heights or unfamiliar with your bike. The trail ends at
Tunnel Creek Road. To make a loop, turn right and ride to the top of the ridge. You will reach Twin Lakes in 1/2 miler, 7/10's of a mile past the lake sign turn right or continue to the next
main road and turn right. Turn right again on Forest Service Road 504, climb the ridge
and where the road forks, continue straight to Marlette Lake. Take Highway 28 to the
Spooner Lake parking lot at Nevada State Park. A parking fee is charged. If you take two
cars, limited parking is available at Tunnel Creek Road by Ponderosa Ranch.

Bike Shops

The Back Country
225 No. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City {530}581-5861
Mountain bike rentals, sales, accessories and repair service.

Leif and Jana's Electric Touring Bikes
Horizon Casino and Resort (next to valet parking) Stateline, NV
(24 hr answering and reservations)
The only electric bike rentals at Lake Tahoe! Travel up to 20 miles at 15mph!!
Free helmet and bike path maps.
Leif and Jåna's Electric Touring Bikes

Hwy 267 at Northstar Drive, Truckee
(530) 562-1010 Ride 2 chairlifts with your bike to
mid-mountain & miles of trails. Tours and rental packages.

Porter's Ski & Sport
(3 locations)
501 No. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (530) 583-2314
Crossroads Center, Truckee (530) 587-1500
885 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village (702) 831-3500
Bicycle, in-line skate and water ski rentals. Full line of clothing and accessories.

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Squaw Valley U.S.A.
Squaw Valley (530) 583-6985
Ride the Cable Car with your bike to the top. Miles of trails.
Organized tours and packages.

Village Ski Loft and Village Bicycles
800 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village (775) 831-3537
Mountain bike sales, rentals and repairs.

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