Incline Flume

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada

Elevation Gain2,582ft
Trailhead Elevation7,725ft
Elevation Min/Max7340/7744ft
Elevation Start/End7725/7725ft

Incline Flume

Incline Flume is a hiking and biking trail in Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Spooner Backcountry. It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 7,725 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,582 feet. This trail connects with the following: Tyrolean Downhill and Tunnel Creek Road.

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Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"During the last half of the 19th century, the slopes of the Tahoe Basin were almost completely denuded of timber, primarily to provide lumber for the mines of the Comstock Lode and the town of Virginia City. Consequently, the trees that visitors see around the lake nowadays are almost always second-growth timber. While understanding that the forest around Lake Tahoe was the principal source of lumber for the region seems straightforward, the delivery system of that lumber to the Comstock, two mountain ranges and an intervening valley away, isn’t quite as obvious." Read more

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Trail Information

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Nearby City
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest at 775-882-2766,
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Mount Rose (trail not shown), HTNF Mount Rose Wilderness (trail not shown)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018