In addition to the great lift access mountain bike trails at Northstar California, Lake Tahoe offers some of the best mountain biking in the world. Below are some of our favorite rides in the area. Learn more about these rides from the staff at the Northstar bike shop.
- Coldstream Canyon - 11 mile loop.
- Emigrant Memorial Trail - beginner/intermediate. 30 miles out and back. Fun and fast single track.*
- Sawtooth Ridge Trail - intermediate. 9.1 mile loop. This network of trails spans from Truckee to Tahoe City.*
- Tompkin's Memorial Trail (TMT) - many loops from 4-10 miles.
- Northstar - riders of all ability levels can find over 100 fun and challenging mountain bike trails.*
- Hole in the Ground - 15-20 miles trail near Donner Summit to test your technical skill.*
- Western States - this trail is an out and back and can take you all the way to Auburn if you are up for it.
North Lake Tahoe - Incline Village
- The Flume - intermediate/advanced, 23-mile loop or 13.5-mile shuttle assisted downhill. Amazing views of Lake Tahoe on this classic ride *
South Lake Tahoe
- Kingsbury to Spooner - intermediate/advanced, 9.6 miles one way. Great views of Lake Tahoe. Technical riding, good climbs and fun descents.*
- Mr. Toads Wild Ride - 20 mile advanced loop. One of the most technical, demanding and exhilarating rides.*
- Powerlines Trail - beginners and kids, out and back. Fast, mellow, rolling terrain.*
North Lake Tahoe Visitor Bureau
Tahoe is a world-class biking scene for novices through experienced Roadies. Check out
for popular Mountain Biking Trails and Road Bike Trails in North Lake Tahoe. Choose a ride based on length, difficulty and season.
* Listed among Tahoe.com's "10 Great Trails"
WARNING: Mountain biking, hiking and other recreational activities involve inherent and other risks of injury and death. Trail conditions vary constantly because of weather, changes and biker/hiker use. Variations in terrain, stumps, forest growth, rocks and debris, (All of which may be hidden by tall grass or vegetation). You must assume the risks of personal injury and death related to participation in recreational activities.