Looking for an adrenaline rush or just a new way to experience the great outdoors of Lake Tahoe? Mountain biking just might be the sport for you. Whether it’s your first time riding downhill or you’re a seasoned veteran, Tahoe has trails, and rentals, for every type of rider.
Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Trails
Emigrant Trail is perfect for novice and intermediate riders that want to get some miles under their belt, or it can serve as a great early season warm-up for more experienced riders as it is can be one of the first snow-free trails. You’ll travel from Prosser Dam to Stampede Reservoir if you complete this 15-mile singletrack ride.
For rentals, visit Cyclepaths Bike Shop.
This is one of the most popular mountain bike trails in Tahoe because of its unparalleled views of the lake and is best for intermediate riders, or beginners looking for a challenge. Take a shuttle from Tunnel Creek Station in Incline Village makes this a stress-free ride to get to, or opt for the Tahoe Rim Trail to make it a loop ride back to your car.
For rentals and shuttle info, visit Flume Trail Bikes.
Northstar Mountain Bike Park
For those seeking a heart-pounding adventure, Northstar’s downhill mountain bike park is everything you’re looking for. Get suited up with a bike and gear at the rental shop in Northstar’s village, and then hop on the gondola, which takes you and your bike up to a premium trail system, with freestyle trail options for those looking to get some air.
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association
For more trail details, current trail conditions, local mountain biking community events and more, visit the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association.