Truckee River Bike Path

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7.1 Miles 11.4 Kilometers

Paved Path

141' 43 m

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-160' -49 m

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6,232' 1,900 m

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6,118' 1,865 m

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6,232' 1,900 m

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6,118' 1,865 m

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A beautiful path along the river, and major tourist attraction in itself.

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The Truckee River is a beautiful stretch of water draining lake Tahoe of it's water and tourists of their money. One warm weekends, you could probably walk raft-to-raft the entire stretch and never get your feet wet.

This path follows the river from Truckee all the way to Squaw Valley, though many people turn around at the intersection with Alpine Meadows and the River Run restaurant. It's easy, beautiful, and suitable for all abilities. It's crowded, so don't go too fast or get too distracted by the bikinis... I mean rafters.

Unlike some of the other paved paths around Lake Tahoe, this one rarely crosses a road and is far enough from the highway that you are mostly captivated by the river.

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Aug 8, 2015
Vaughn Mordecai
11.2mi — 16h 30m Delete
Sep 15, 2013
Philip Muse
Rode beyond Tahoe City along Lake Tahoe shoreline and then returned. Beautiful scenery, easy paved trail. 19mi Delete

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All Clear on Aug 15, 2016
Dusty. Just like everywhere else in tahoe right now. Insane amount of bees. Not a problem while riding. But when you stop for a break, prepare ...
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