Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking
Story from Greg DePhilippis, Bellman at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
My Tahoe is mountain biking.
My top three South Lake Tahoe mountain biking trails are Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, the Van Sickle Trail, and the Powerline Trail. Of the three, my favorite is Mr. Toad’s because it has something for everyone. The first third of the downhill is pretty technical, then you hit some flowing sections where you can go pretty fast. Toward the end, you get a good mix of both, then you exit the trail on a fire road. Van Sickle Trail is right behind the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, so it’s super easy to get to and has some great trails for mountain biking as well.
Mountain Biking in the South Tahoe area can be a wild ride! Get the information and details you need to go on a safe and exciting mountain biking adventure when you stay at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel! Our staff can’t wait to help you make the most of your next stay with us!
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Mountain Biking Trails around the Tahoe Area:
Go out of the hotel and turn left on Highway 50. Go through town and turn left on Highway 89. You can pick up the trail at the Big Meadow parking area on Highway 89 (on the left side) or at the Tahoe Rim Trail marker near Luther pass on the north side of the highway near the beginning of Grass Lake.
Van Sickle Trail
Go out the back of the hotel towards Pioneer Trail and turn right onto Pioneer Trail. At the 3-way stop sign, turn left onto Van Sickle Bi-State STate Park.
Go out of the hotel and turn left on Highway 50 to Ski Run Blvd. Turn left on Ski Run Blvd and go to the top of the road. Turn right on Saddle Road. The trail starts at the end of Saddle. Be careful to follow the parking restrictions as you will be ticketed. Follow the signs to the trailhead.