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Level: Intermediate
Length: 165 mi (265.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +673/ -575 ft
Total: 166 riders

Mountain Biking Tahoe Rim Trail

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#4 of 1,004 mountain bike trails in California
#55 in the world

The Tahoe Rim Trail encompasses the ridge tops of the Lake Tahoe Basin, crossing six counties, and two states. The trail overlaps with approximately fifty miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. On this trail you will find awesome technical singletrack that weaves around all of Lake Tahoe.

First added by dppaladino on Apr 25, 2005. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Trailheads for the Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway East (off of Forest Service Rd 16N56) Tahoe Meadows Trailhead (Hwy 431) Plus Parking is available at the summit on a limited basis Spooner Summit (North or South) Kingsbury Grade (North or South) Big Meadow Trailhead (Hwy 89) Echo Summit sno-park (Hwy 50 at the summit) Echo Lakes (upper parking lot) Barker Pass (Forest Service Rd 15N38)
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Mountain Biking The Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail Aug 2010
Tahoe Rim Trail Aug 2010
Tahoe Rim Trail 50 Miler 2009
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Rider questions

Q: We're from Europe and like to discover some singletracks in California (this is one handy website!). We would like to ride a part of the Tahoe Rim trail... Impossible to bring our own gear from Europe (bikes and so...). Are there any recommendations to rent some quality MTB gear in the neighbourhood of Lake Tahoe? Thanks for the replies. Grtz, K.

Q: What is the best time of year to ride Tahoe?