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391 mi 629 km of trail 30 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 41 Trails Intermediate Trails 77 Trails Hard Trails 46 Trails
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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

25.2 mi 40.5 km 3,625' Up 1104.75 m Up 4,726' Down 1440.59 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 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
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 Riding up the North Side of Tahoe Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the backdrop.
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

Trails in Tahoe National Forest - 133

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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 42 
8.5 mi 13.6 km #2Sawtooth Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA 38 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Corral Trail #18E14
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 25 
20.3 mi 32.7 km #4Tahoe Rim Trail - Brockway Summit to Tahoe City
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA 16 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #5Christmas Valley Trail
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #6Cold Creek Trail #18E06
Difficult
Kingsbury, NV
Difficult
Kingsbury, NV 12 
3.9 mi 6.2 km #7Armstrong Pass Trail #18E09
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 11 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Gypsy
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #9Star Lake Trail #18E01
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10OTB
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
11.3 mi 18.2 km #11Tahoe Rim Trail - Tahoe City to PCT/Granite Chief Wilderness/T…
Very Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Very Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #12Watson Peak Trail
Difficult
Dollar Point, CA
Difficult
Dollar Point, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #13Stanford Rock - Tahoe Rim Connector
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #14Powerline Trail #18E33
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA 15 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #15Boondocks
Very Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Very Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #16Livewire
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
5.2 mi 8.3 km #17Tahoe Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #18Angora Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.8 mi 2.8 km #19Twisted Cedar Trail #18E14B
Easy/Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Easy/Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20The Grinder
Difficult
Dollar Point, CA
Difficult
Dollar Point, CA

Photos of Tahoe National Forest - 254

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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
Climbing Armstong, with Freel Peak in the background.
Jul 16, 2015 near South L…, CA
Fun stuff on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Jul 26, 2013 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
Tahoe Rim Trail
Jul 31, 2015 near Dollar…, CA