Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking: East Shore
On the East Shore
THE FLUME TRAIL
Intermediate/advanced, 23-mile loop or 13.5-mile shuttle assisted downhill. You cannot come to Lake Tahoe to mountain bike and miss the Flume trail. This iconic trail provides dramatic views of the Lake while it hugs a steep hillside 1,500’ above the blue waters. Pedal with relative ease into the same backdrop you’ve seen in countless photographs depicting riders negotiating a sandy traverse high above Sand Harbor’s turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Make an out-and-back ride from Spooner Lake or have a car waiting at the Ponderosa Ranch parking lot where Hwy. 28 heads south from Incline Village. The Flume Trail is well marked throughout the ride. After the climb to Marlette Lake most of the ride traverses a mild grade. At the Flume’s end, descend left on Tunnel Creek to Ponderosa/Incline.
Getting there: From Incline Village, head south 10 miles on Hwy. 28 to the Spooner Lake State Park on the left. Paid parking only, and shuttle services are available to get you from Ponderosa back to your car.