Best Mountain Biking in Nevada

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Nevada. Use this list to plan your next Nevada mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. The Flume - TRT Ride


Arguably the best mountain bike route in the west, the Flume Trail has been featured on postcards and in a gazillion bicycle publications. But, this ride’s popularity almost contradicts the claim. Dur…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Northern California"
Incline Village, NV - Mountain Biking - 22 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. The Flume Trail Loop


I almost didn’t include this ride, because it has been written up in so many books, but it’s such a classic that the book wouldn’t be complete without it. In contrast to most of these rides, there’s m…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California"
Incline Village, NV - Mountain Biking - 22.7 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Castle Rock


Wonderful views of Lake Tahoe from the top of Castle Rock requiring a short hike and a little bit of rock climbing will reward hikers grandly for a minimal investment of time and energy. Although te…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Stateline, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 2 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Lake Mead: Railroad Tunnel Trail


This trip takes you on a pleasant stroll through history high over Lake Mead. In 1931,work began on what was then called Boulder Dam, in an effort to ease flooding in California’s fertile Imperial Val…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#5. Flume Trail Loop


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 22 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Tahoe Meadows to Marlette Lake to Flume Trail Point-to-Point Trail


Brilliant singletrack, spectacular views, and commercial shuttles make this the most popular bike route along the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Riding here is nearly a social event. To limit congestion and k…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 23.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. The Great Flume Ride


This ride is not technically difficult, but does require basic mountain biking skills to assure safety. If you are a beginner or are afraid of heights, do not attempt the second portion of this ride…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails"
Incline Village, NV - Mountain Biking - 13.75 miles
Published by Fine Edge Productions

#8. Tom Cooke and Steamboat Ditch Trails to Hole in the Wall


The Tom Cooke Trail climbs away from the Truckee River to a connection with the Steamboat Ditch Trail, which has been the source of a heated controversy over public access in the past. With straight…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Verdi, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#9. Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit


There are spectacular vistas of lake tahoe along much of this section of trail. some of these are the most stun- ning views to be found anywhere along the tahoe rim trail. In particular, the Christoph…
From the guidebook "The Tahoe Rim Trail: A Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 23.1 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#10. Genoa Peak Road


This high (over 8,000 feet much of the way) mountain road provides great views of the Lake Tahoe Basin, especially from the 9,150-foot summit of Genoa Peak. Along the northern segment, Logan House Roa…
From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Glenbrook, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Off-Highway Drives - 10.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Dry Pond Trail


The Dry Pond Trail is a fairly new trail that provides a connection between trails in Thomas Creek and Whites Creek canyons. With that connection, hikers can now experience both canyons on a single hi…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Reno, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 6.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#12. Spooner Summit to Bench Overlook


This well-built singletrack zigzags up through forests and emerges on the side of an exposed ridge with the best view of Lake Tahoe I’ve ever encountered. It’s basically all up to the viewpoint, and a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Northern California"
Stateline, NV - Mountain Biking - 11.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Kingsbury Grade to Big Meadow


This trail section provides tremendous views of lake tahoe, carson Valley, desolation Wilderness, and the carson range. in addition, it has a wonderful high-elevation lake, star lake, and access to th…
From the guidebook "The Tahoe Rim Trail: A Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians"
Stateline, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 23.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#14. Tyrolean Point-to-Point Trail


Warm up through Tahoe Meadows on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) before peeling off on an 1,800-feet drop near the base of Diamond Peak ski resort. Like a river, this route is fed by several tributary paths…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Mountain Biking - 5.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Pine Nut Mountains Loops


There’s something on this route for riders of all abilities, from the sightseer looking to explore the areas around old silver mines, to a rider looking for some of the finest, fastest single-track an…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Northern California"
Gardnerville, NV - Mountain Biking - 32 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#16. Fay-Luther Loop Trails


Thanks to the efforts of the Carson Valley Trails Association, the Fay Canyon–Luther Creek area now has a fine network of trails crisscrossing the Sierra foothills through sagebrush scrub, Jeffrey pin…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Gardnerville, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 3.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#17. TRT: Kingsbury North to Genoa Peak


The 13-mile section of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT ) between the Kingsbury North Trailhead and Spooner Summit is one of the more recently built and lightly used sections of the 176-mile trail. Despite…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Stateline, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 13 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Spring Mountains: Bristlecone Trail


The Bristlecone Trail is a pleasant and beautiful hike through a diverse alpine forest in Lee Canyon in the Spring Mountains. It’s suitable for the whole family, and perfect to escape the heat and str…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 6 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#19. Hobart Road to Hobart Reservoir


Definitely not for the faint of heart, the stiff, nearly 2500-foot climb from Lakeview to Hobart Reservoir provides rugged hikers and mountain bikers with sweeping views, pleasant scenery, and a poten…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
New Washoe City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 10.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#20. Hidden Valley Regional Park Trails


Hidden Valley Regional Park offers a lot of possibilities for people who enjoy the outdoors, including hikers. Besides the five designated trails within park boundaries, myriad unimproved use trails a…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Reno, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 2.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press