Location: Incline Village, NV
Miles: 14 miles
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours Ride Time
Users: Mountain biker. No wheelchair access.
Features: The views are spectacular. At the 10 mile mark, you can connect to the Tahoe Rim Trail to head back to the parking lot or follow the signs to the shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you back to the parking lot for $12.50 or you may opt for a gradual climb of 8 miles on the road back to the park for free.
This is a great ride, and possibly the best non-technical ride Ive ever done. The views of Lake Tahoe are phenomenal after a good bit of climbing to start with sketchy and sandy downhills to finish off the trails. I’d definitely suggest taking the shuttle back, unless you’re a total beast and take care on the Flume Trail proper – unless flying off the edge and become a permanent fixture on the mountain sounds appealing.
Follow the trailhead signs posted in the parking lot to getting started on your 1000 ft climb on the fire-road before your descent to the lake. Hang a left around the perimeter of the lake until you make it to the Flume trailhead. It’s mostly singletrack with scattered technical sections, but overall a fairly easy ride on the mountain ridge overlooking Spooner Lake.
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