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Truckee River Bike Path

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  4.0 from 1 vote
green  Easy from 1 vote
Rank: #29 in the Lake Tahoe area
#424 in CA, #5,003 Overall
Views: 477. Last 30 days: 50
Sep 15 Green - dry, cool
Trail in the area near Sunnyside-Tahoe City,
“A beautiful path along the river, and major tourist attraction in itself.”
Nick Wilder on Jun 30, 2013
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7.111.4 milesKilometers 141’43 m Ascent 6,232’1,900 m High 1% Avg Grade (0°)
Paved Path Type -160’-49 m Descent 6,118’1,865 m Low 5% Max Grade (3°)
16:30 average time for 11.2 miles. Details

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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4.7 (7)
An absolute work of Art!
near Truckee, CA
4.5 (27)
A lung-buster of a ride with huge rewards in the form of fun technical riding...
near Truckee, CA
4.2 (6)
A long climb rewarded with some of the best views in all of Tahoe and a great...
near Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA

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  2.7 from 3 votes
Along the Truckee River Bike Path (Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA)
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Along the Truckee River. (Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA)
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