Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe  by Lorene Jackson

Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe Guide Book

by Lorene Jackson (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe  by Lorene Jackson
Up—and down—spectacular peaks, past ultra-blue lakes, through crisp clear air, Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe profiles the greatest rides in this cycling paradise shared by California and Nevada. Veteran mountain biker Lorene Jackson recommends her favorite routes, from easy cruising along the Emigrant Trail to hard-core technical rides on segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Look inside to find: GPS-compatible trail maps and route profiles; Mile-by-mile directional cues; Tips on riding and trip preparation; Difficulty ratings, average riding times, best seasons, and much more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 35.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.

Warm up with a bit of singletrack along Fallen Leaf Road before the long, steady climb up Angora Ridge. A lookout on the ridge offers dramatic views of Fallen Leaf Lake, Mount Tallac, and Lake Tahoe o ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
This is the easiest way to enjoy some of the singletrack tucked in the forest above Tahoe City. The ride begins at the trailhead for the Tahoe Cross Country ski area and meanders through the heart of ...
Tahoe City, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
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Saxon Creek Trail is more commonly known as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Noted for its wild downhill, this is one of the legendary trails in Tahoe. There are several ways to access Mr. Toad’s, but this loop ...
Meyers, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.7
This is one of the best rides on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Despite a ragged start, the generally smooth and hard-packed trail passes through pine forests, stands of aspen, and meadows with intermitte ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
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This ride follows the paved Blackwood Canyon Road up to Barker Pass before tackling a steep singletrack climb to Ellis Lake. There are plenty of options for exploring the dirt roads throughout Blackwo ...
Tahoe City, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19.4
This quiet ride on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) offers some of the best overlooks of the Lake Tahoe Basin, as well as northern views of Castle Peak, Donner Lake, and Boca Reservoir. There is no hedging t ...
Kings Beach, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
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Follow the well-marked and maintained Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from Brockway Summit on California Highway 267 to Tahoe City. Expect about 3,000 feet of climbing and 3,900 feet of downhill—not a bad deal. ...
Kings Beach, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.7
Burnside Lake is a pleasant place to swim, fish, canoe, and, as evidenced by the camping around the lake, generally hang. The ride is on a wide and generally smooth dirt road, with sections of serious ...
Meyers, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
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The lower Cold Creek Trail is a popular and easily accessible ride out of South Lake Tahoe. It begins with a ride up the graded High Meadow Road. After less than 2 miles, the loop segment crosses Cold ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
One of several easily accessible rides off Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe. Ride the paved Fountain Place Road up to the Corral Trail for a quick singletrack fix. Enjoy smooth, meandering turns and ...
Meyers, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
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Follow the recently completed section of the Donner Lake Rim Trail (DLRT), an exciting gateway for mountain bikers into the Castle Peak backcountry. This is the beginning of 23 miles of singletrack th ...
Truckee, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
It’s hard to imagine wagons moving through Alder Creek Canyon or,worse yet, holing up for a winter here. Hold that thought as you take an easy cruise along Alder Creek—that’s not a smooth easy. While ...
Truckee, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
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Take a journey back in time and follow the spirit of the early settlers. This popular and well-marked trail parallels the actual pathway the pioneers traveled on their westward migration. Unlike the c ...
Truckee, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.6
Meander through mixed forests of pine and aspen around Fallen Leaf Lake and along Taylor Creek. While the trail itself reaches the shore in only a few places, there are plenty of spur trails that take ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
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Welcome to the most photographed trail in Tahoe—the Flume Trail. With commercial shuttle service, there are several ways to explore this area. This loop connects the famed ride overlooking Lake Tahoe ...
Incline Village, NV - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22
The General Creek area offers something for all abilities; you can simply turn around at any point. Begin at Sugar Pine Point State Park Campground and cruise up the canyon on a well-graded dirt road. ...
Tahoma, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
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In the land of gonzo climbs, enjoy a tempered cruise through the forest at the base of Angora Ridge and Echo Peak. The narrow Gun Mount Trail weaves behind the Tahoe Paradise neighborhood, with enough ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
The Hawley Grade National Recreation Trail was once a Pony Express route over Echo Summit. Starting at the top of the grade, it is a dramatic drop to the Upper Truckee River 1,000 feet below. The chal ...
Meyers, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.1
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Hole-in-the-Ground is one of the premier rides in Tahoe. Well-designed and technical singletrack takes you up ridge tops to sweeping views of Castle Peak and beyond. Miles of smooth, hard-packed trail ...
Soda Springs, CA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.8
Bring plenty of water and a camera for a day’s trek along the southern section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. While you will encounter hikers at the beginning and end of this ride, the traffic thins in the m ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.8
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