- 10 - 30 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2+ hours
- Summer - Fall
The Tahoe Rim trail is a 165-mile trail that circumnavigates Lake Tahoe, created in 1981 by combining dirt roadways and new and existing trails. Designated sections of this trail system are open to mountain bikes.
The Tahoe Rim trail weaves in and out of wilderness areas and the Pacific Crest Trail, neither of which allow bikes. About half of the Tahoe Rim Trail is open to biking. The sections that are open to riders feature moderate elevation gain and great views of the Lake Tahoe valley. There are a variety of trail access points open to bikers and a map is a necessary piece of equipment to navigate which areas are open and closed to bikes.
Various sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail open to bikes
Time To Allow:
Depends on section ridden
The Tahoe Rim Trail is multi-use and riders should understand and practice appropriate right of way protocol. Riders should also carry a first aid kit, bike repair kit and extra water and food. Be sure not to ride on restricted trails to ensure future access by bikes. A map will come in handy due to the complexity of the trail system.