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Lake Tahoe Paved Bike Paths


Lake Tahoe Paved Bike Paths

Bicycling is a popular pastime for visitors to Lake Tahoe. If you are looking for a casual bicycle ride or have small children with you, there are a variety of designated paved bike paths and lanes in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Make some time to rent a bike and enjoy Tahoe's unmatched beauty from yet another perspective. You'll feel exhilarated and restore your sense of wonder with nature!


South Lake Tahoe Bike Path
Also called the Forest Bicycle Trail, this blacktopped trail is completely separate from the highway and meanders through the forest for ten miles. Peddle at your own pace and stop along the way to enjoy the sun at two beautiful Lake Tahoe beaches (Pope and Baldwin), visit the restored Baldwin Estate and browse at the Forest Service Visitor Center. Breathe in the pine-scented air as you cross a sparkling mountain stream on a bicycle bridge. Starting where U.S. HWY 50 first touches El Dorado Beach and Picnic Area, this increasingly popular paved path connects to other bike trails and lanes throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe and into Nevada. This trail includes the Pope-Baldwin Bike Path described next.

Pope-Baldwin Bike Path
The Forest Service maintains this nearly flat 3.4 mile path located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Running parallel to SR 89, it begins where the four-lane highway narrows to two lanes. This popular paved path passes through Historic Camp Richardson Resort and offers several scenic side trips to Pope Beach and Baldwin Beach, the Tallac Historic Site, the Lake Tahoe Visitor Center and Fallen Leaf Lake. Please stay on the paved bike trail when passing through the Tallac Historic Site!

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path
Tahoe City serves as the hub of this bike path system that offers access to numerous West Shore activities. Fifteen miles of paved pathways extend from Tahoe City in three directions. Funded by Cal Trans and maintained by the Tahoe City Public Utility District, this popular system of trails connects Sugar Pine Point State Park on the south, Alpine Meadows on the northwest and Dollar Point on the northeast. Campgrounds, picnic areas, beaches, restaurants, the Gatekeeper's Cabin Museum and the communities of Homewood, Tahoe Pines, Skyland, Timberland, Pineland and Sunnyside are found along the way.

Incline Village / Lakeshore Drive Bike Path
This 2.5 mile paved Northeast Shore bike path is known locally in Incline Village as "The Joggers Trail." The path starts at Gateway Park on SR 28. Maintained by Washoe County, this path passes close to the shore of Lake Tahoe's Crystal Bay and many interesting attractions.

For additional information about bike riding in the Lake Tahoe Basin, call, write or visit:

USDA -Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
One quarter mile north of the "Y" on SR 89

Road Cycling at Kirkwood
Kirkwood is the home base for many major rides including the ever popular Tour of the California Alps, better known as The Death Ride. Beautiful mountain roads, light with traffic, are perfect for your cycling excursions or training sessions. Call the Adventure Center for details.

Kirkwood Ski & Summer Resort

SR 88 between Silver Lake and Caples Lake

Kirkwood Adventure Center

Main Number

Bike the West
Nevada's best bicycling events.

P.O. Box 5123
Stateline, Nevada 89449


Visit the RECREATION main menu for information about other Kirkwood activities: Day Care, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sleigh Rides, Tennis.


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