Bike Paths - Biking in Lake Tahoe

The Tahoe City Public Utility District and Caltrans fund bicycle trails in and around Tahoe City. These trails are maintained by the Tahoe City Department of Parks and Recreation. These paved trails run from Tahoe City to Dollar Point, Tahoe City to Sugar Pine Point State Park, and from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley.

The paths make for great family fun after the snow melts and before it begins falling again. If you need a bit more challenge, try biking up to your favorite ski resort. The paths are also used for roller-blades, jogging, walking or to access the river for fishing

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Paved Bicycle Paths (TART serviced)

Trail Map

Tahoe City to Dollar Point

This 2 1/2 mile section of paved multi-use bike trail is mostly flat with a easy 1/2 mile climb up Dollar Point. Provides access to Burton Creek State Park, Skylandia Park, Lake Forest Beach, Lake Forest Boat Ramps and Campgrounds, Pomin Park, and Tahoe State Park. The Lake Forest Campgrounds feature fishing, playgrounds, picnic areas and athletic fields. Mountain bike trails are accessed over residential streets. TART serviced.

Tahoe City to Squaw Valley

This 4 mile section of paved multi-use bike trail runs along the scenic Truckee River and is mostly flat with a few easy grades. The trail ends at Midway Bridge where you will find the Western States Trailhead. The entrance to Squaw Valley is another 1/2 mile from Midway Bridge and access runs along the shoulder of Highway 89. Construction of a bypass to the highway is well under way and will make a beautiful addition when completed. This is a very popular, scenic path with the Truckee River lapping at the edges of the paved trail. Provides access to fishing, picnic areas and river rafting. TART serviced.

From Squaw Valley there is a designated bike lane on Highway 89 to West River Road in Truckee.

Tahoe City to Sugar Pine Point State Park

This 9 mile section of paved multi-use bike trail runs along West Shore Blvd and includes several highway crossings, 2 miles of highway shoulder and residential streets. Some moderate grades are included. Scenic lake views. Provides access to Kilner Park, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis, fishing, boating and campgrounds. Access to Ward and Blackwood Canyons await you at the end of this trail.

Tahoe Vista

A 1 mile section starts at the end of the parking lot in North Tahoe Regional Park. The path runs up National Avenue through the woods to Pinedrop Street, ending up at Highway 267.

Incline Village

Two paved bike paths are maintained by Washoe County. A 2 1/2 mile section runs between Lakeshore Drive and the Ponderosa Ranch. TART access. Another 2 mile sections runs between Sierra Nevada College and the lake. TART access.

Also, known locally as the "jogger's trail" this 2.5 mile long paved trail starts at Gateway Park on Hwy. 28 and follows the shore of Lake Tahoe. The trail passes by beautiful Lake Shore estates. Trail ends at the top of 28. If you continue along 28 south on the highway, mountain bike trailheads are located to the left and beautiful beaches to your right.

South Lake Tahoe

Take the paved 3.9 mile Pope-Baldwin Bike Path, which hugs Highway 89 and leads west to Emerald Bay, or try the South Lake Tahoe Bike Path, also paved, which starts at Highway 50 near El Dorado Beach and connects to other bike trails and lanes throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe and then into Nevada.

Pope-Baldwin Bike Path - Starting south of Emerald Bay at the Pope-Baldwin Beach the flat 3.4 mile path meanders south past beautiful Camp Richardson, the Tallac Historic Site and Fallen Leaf Lake.

South Lake Tahoe Bike Path - The South Lake Tahoe Bike Path starts where Hwy. 50 first touches Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach and connect to other bike trails and lanes throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe and into Nevada. Part of the trail bridges over Trout Creek and the Upper Truckee River just south of the lake.

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South Shore (CA)

Fantastically Fun Lake Tahoe Fishing Charters

Address: 900 Ski Run Blvd Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Truckee / Donner

Paddle Through Wild Water Rapids With IRIE Rafting Company Truckee!

Address: 11253 Brockway Rd., Suite 103 Truckee, CA 96161
South Shore (CA)
Helicopter tours in North and South Lake Tahoe starting at $70! No age restrictions, with 1 - 6 person capacity.
Address: 1901 Airport Road South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Rules of the Road

  • Ride safely at your own risk.
  • Bicyclists must obey all traffic laws.
  • Helmets are always recommended and they are mandatory for children under 18 years of age.
  • Trails are for multiple use - please yield - and remember to always ride at a safe speed.
  • Keep to the right on bicycles, to the left if walking or running.
  • Do not obstruct the trail, move to the side when stopping.
  • Ride only where bicycles are permitted.
  • Protect the environment and minimize erosion by avoiding wet and muddy areas.
  • Please don't litter, pack it out.
  • Watch for and yield to trail maintenance equipment and crews.
  • Always notify others on the trails that you are about to overtake from behind with a loud "on your right (or left)".

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The Fresh Ketch Lake Tahoe Is A Waterfront Seafood Restaurant

Address: 2435 Venice Drive East South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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The Beacon Bar and Grill Tahoe Offers American Dining Close To The Water.

Address: 1900 Jameson Road South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
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Bacchi's Restaurant Tahoe Is A Comforting Italian Restaurant.

Address: 2905 Lake Forest Rd Tahoe City, CA 96145