When the snow finally melts and we can’t go shred on it any more it’s time to take out the mountain bike. In my opinion, Lake Tahoe is the best place for mountain biking especially this time of year.  The trails are packed down, the weather isn’t too hot and the views are amazing everywhere you go.

mountain biking in Lake Tahoe

There are mountain biking trails all around the lake.  When it comes to picking one it can get difficult. It depends on what type of rider you are and your ability level. My favorite variety of trails on the south shore:

Powerline Trails– great beginner/intermediate trails, rolling terrain always first to melt out.

Corral loop – It has a couple different trails some for intermediate and some for advanced/expert.  This trail can either be shuttled to make for a true downhill experience or pedaled up for the extra calorie burning.  It’s a very fun trail with the easy access and perfect for after work!

Mr. Toads Wild Ride – a very fun advanced loop, a good 5 mile pedal up hill, or hike a bike then a fun flowing single track down.  This trail has everything – a rock section, stair section and a fast switch back section.

The Bench – This system of trails on the top of Kingsbury could lead you all the way to Spooner Summit.  Fun, good flow and great views cross country type trail.

The North shore has some great trails too; the flume trail, emigrant memorial trail, coldstream canyon, sawtooth ridge, and dirty hairy.

Our buddies on the north shore, Northstar-at-Tahoe, have bike lift access where you can access some EPIC trails.

Have any Tahoe mountain biking questions? Leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Enjoy the summer biking season, wear your helmet and I hope to see you out there!



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