Where To Ride In Lake Tahoe
Explore Lake Tahoe By Bike
See the beauty of Lake Tahoe by bike. We’ve put together a list of our favorite places to ride in the area, whether you’re looking for mellow multi-use routes or want to dominate MTB trails. Visiting from out of town? Rent the bike you need from us, and if you fall in love, we’ll gladly put your rental fee towards the purchase of a new bike. Call or stop by the shop for advice from locals on the best places to ride for any experience level.
Marlette Lake Vista
Mountain Bike Trail
Marlette Lake Vista is a 394 ft popular green singletrack trail located near Incline Village Nevada. This mountain bike primary trail can be used in both directions and has an easy overall physical rating with a 3 ft green climb.
Tyrolian Downhill Trail
Mountain Bike Trail
One of the better DH trails in the Tahoe area, this trail gets regular maintenance and improvements. Jumps and berms have been added to a few places along the trail. The trail mostly rips, though there are 2 or 3 sections with some big chunks to navigate. The trail can range from tacky to sandy/dusty depending on season and rain frequency. The close proximity to Diamond Peak ski area and housing there attracts some hikers, so please ride in control.
Tahoe Rim Trail
This section of the Tahoe Rim Trail can be thought of as two distinctly different trails due primarily to the geology. The southern section starts at SR-207 (Kingsbury Grade) and follows an undulating climb through granite soils, large rounded rocks, and mature pine forests. The northern section starts at Spooner Summit on US-50 and steadily climbs through angular talus and smaller pine trees to an expansive meadow with fabulous views that encompass the highest elevations of the trail. This section of trail is not technical, but the climb is relentless. The transition between the two sections of trail is fairly distinct about a quarter mile south of the meadow. At the highest point of the trail is a bench, often called "Kingsbury bench" for the section from Kingsbury to the bench or "Spooner Bench" for the section from Spooner Summit to the bench.
Northstar Bike Park
Lift-access Mountain Bike Park
Take the lift to the Northstar Bike Park. With adrenaline-pumping unique features and trails, each day brings the opportunity for new challenges and adventures. From technical descents on local favorites Sticks N’ Stones and Boondocks, to anti-gravity opportunities on the jumps of Livewire and Gypsy, Northstar's Bike Park truly has it all.
Tahoe East Shore Trail
Multi-use Bike Trail
The Tahoe East Shore Trail is a paved multi-use trail running along the edge of Lake Tahoe from Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. The trail offers amazing views of Lake Tahoe and access to its shoreline, including beautiful sand and boulder beaches. The trail is used by walkers, families with small children and people of all abilities so care should be exercised by all users when passing other users.