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Marlette Flume Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (24)

One of Tahoe's most spectacular trails for any skill level.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

Singletrack

7,872' 2,399 m

High

7,673' 2,339 m

Low

99' 30 m

Up

240' 73 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The Flume Trail is enjoyable mostly flat singletrack twisting along a steep mountain side dropping only 40' per mile. If you're afraid of heights, this ride might not be for you, but it's an intermediate trail otherwise, and an incredible one at that. The views are spectacular and the riding is flowy and fun.

There is one very short rock slide area that you'll walk over that has a sign warning you.

Access to the Flume Trail is via the North Canyon Road at Spooner Lake State Park or the Tahoe Rim Trail through Tahoe Meadows.

The first section is very technical, and many riders walk this section. It is very short, and once you clear it, the ride gets much easier. From here, the singletrack swings out on the side hill and gives you a great view of Lake Tahoe. Follow the singletrack north for 4.2 miles (10.5 miles) where you'll intersect Tunnel Creek Road.

From here you could go right and intersect the Tahoe Rim Trail, or intersect with the Red House Flume trail, or just turn around and retrace your path back to Spooner Lake State Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Markk Knowles with improvements by Sue Hughes

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 24 votes

#338

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  4.5 from 24 votes
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#3

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#338

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Photos

Tahoe Flume Trail!
May 4, 2018 near Incline…, NV
Yup, it really looks like that.  For miles.
Jul 12, 2014 near Incline…, NV
Hard to keep your eye on the trail!
Jul 12, 2014 near Incline…, NV
The most amazing views! Loved this trail!
Sep 11, 2017 near Incline…, NV
Superb passage!
Mar 10, 2016 near Incline…, NV
View of Sand Harbor.
Sep 11, 2017 near Incline…, NV

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Sep 14, 2019
L. Fiore
Jul 31, 2019
Greg Scott
Jul 14, 2019
Nick Crisp
14mi — 3h 30m
Sep 10, 2018
Don Childrey
south half due to closure 5mi
Sep 2, 2018
hasan Adil
Incredible scenery. 14mi — 2h 00m
Aug 17, 2018
Carmen Magana
Jul 4, 2018
Vien To
Jul 2, 2018
Jody Ellinwood