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Recommended Routes in Tahoe National Forest - 27

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Favorite Some tough climbing rewarded by the great scenic sections
Difficult

Hole in the Ground Loop

16.9 mi 27.2 km 2,082' Up 634.49 m Up 2,054' Down 626.17 m Down

Truckee, CA
Favorite Small rock drop leading into the jump section.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sidewinder Corral Ride

9.2 mi 14.7 km 1,388' Up 423.1 m Up 1,392' Down 424.23 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Emigrant Trail, Tahoe National Forest.
Intermediate

Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail

15.4 mi 24.8 km 829' Up 252.59 m Up 1,073' Down 327.02 m Down

Truckee, CA
Favorite Fun stuff on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Difficult

Monument Pass, Freel Peak, and Mr. Toads Wild Ride

24.8 mi 40.0 km 3,675' Up 1120 m Up 4,764' Down 1451.92 m Down

Kingsbury, NV
Favorite Good fun....
Difficult

DLRT (Donner Lake Rim Trail) Castle Valley to Donner Ridge

8.3 mi 13.3 km 1,222' Up 372.58 m Up 1,008' Down 307.31 m Down

Truckee, CA
Favorite Riding up the North Side of Tahoe Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the backdrop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tour of Angora Ridge/Tahoe Mountain Loop

12.4 mi 20.0 km 1,749' Up 533.06 m Up 1,747' Down 532.61 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite On the Tahoe Rim Trail, going through Page Meadow.
Intermediate/Difficult

Page Meadows Loop

13.2 mi 21.3 km 1,171' Up 356.84 m Up 1,171' Down 356.88 m Down

Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite Christmas Valley Trail, through an old burn.
Difficult

Tahoe Rim Trail to Christmas Valley Trail

8.9 mi 14.3 km 1,554' Up 473.66 m Up 1,543' Down 470.45 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Don't try this at home!
Difficult

Armstrong to Strawberry - IMBA EPIC

38.7 mi 62.3 km 4,692' Up 1430.06 m Up 6,637' Down 2022.84 m Down

South L…, CA

Tahoe National Forest Biking

  • 818 Miles 1,316 Kilometers of Trail
  • 30 Recommended Routes
  • 45 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 82 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 38 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Tahoe National Forest - 134

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5.2 mi 8.3 km #1Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (Saxon Trail #18E13)
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 47 
8.5 mi 13.6 km #2Sawtooth Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA 43 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Corral Trail #18E14
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 30 
20.3 mi 32.7 km #4Tahoe Rim Trail - Brockway Summit to Tahoe City
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA 19 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #5Cold Creek Trail #18E06
Difficult
Kingsbury, NV
Difficult
Kingsbury, NV 15 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #6Christmas Valley Trail
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Gypsy
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #8Armstrong Pass Trail #18E09
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 11 
5.2 mi 8.3 km #9Tahoe Mountain Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA 11 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10OTB
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA

Photos of Tahoe National Forest - 260

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Even after countless rides, I never get over the views here.  Truly a world class MTB destination.
Jun 8, 2016 near Dollar…, CA
Good fun....
Aug 18, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Fun stuff on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Jul 26, 2013 near South L…, CA
Climbing Armstong, with Freel Peak in the background.
Jul 16, 2015 near South L…, CA
Old School descending! Loose, rocky, big views, huge drainage dips, big fun!
Sep 15, 2016 near Tahoma, CA
Riding up the North Side of Tahoe Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the backdrop.
Oct 19, 2017 near South L…, CA
Some tough climbing rewarded by the great scenic sections
Aug 23, 2015 near Truckee, CA
Christmas Valley Trail, through an old burn.
Jul 17, 2015 near South L…, CA