Lake Tahoe’s Top Biking Trails

16th May, 2018

The birds are chirping and May is finally in full swing, rising spring temperatures have everyone ready to get outdoors. But, did you know that May is also National Bike Month? So, what better time to hop on a bike, and pedal into new exciting terrain around Tahoe South. From beginners to experts alike, Lake Tahoe is home to some of the most scenic bike trails around. Check out more about the top bike trails in Lake Tahoe!

Leisurely Cruise

Biking in Lake Tahoe is a truly unique experience and the bike path around Tahoe South is simply amazing, it seems almost built for the free beach cruisers offered by Hotel Azure. It is the perfect family-friendly ride that weaves in and out the town and right next to beautiful Lake Tahoe. Beginners will have fun riding the flat paved path clear through town from the Heavenly Village to Camp Richardson. Once you reach the quaint ice cream shop at Camp Richardson, you can enjoy your sweet treat and rest up before pedaling back.

For the intermediate rider, you can stretch the adventure a bit further by riding from Nevada Beach to the Tallac Historic Site. From there you can lock the bikes up and take a free walking tour through the Pope-Baldwin Historic Estates, using your smartphone to learn about the site’s history, buildings, and local historical figures.

If you’re someone who does everything 110%, then challenge yourself by riding from Round Hill Pines Resort to Baldwin Beach. These are two furthest points of interest accessible by the bike path, which also makes them the most rewarding. The climb out of Round Hill Pines is short but steep, easily making it the most challenging part of the 13-mile ride. Once you reach Baldwin Beach, you can take a refreshing dip into Lake Tahoe, or make your way over to Ski Beach where it’s always a party all summer long.

Technical Riding with a View

Do you prefer your mountain bike trails with a view? Then we got you covered on a thrill ride that hugs Heavenly Mountain and will not disappoint. Get ready for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe as you pedal from Nevada to California on the Van Sickle Bi-State Park trail. It’s a fun ride starting at the Stagecoach Lodge of Heavenly Mountain Resort and finishing under the Heavenly Gondola line. The trail starts with a small climb wrapping around the North Slope and descending nearly 1400 feet before you reach the parking lot. A majority of the ride down is full of fun rock sections, stair sets, and natural rock jumps. Remember to ride cautiously, as with most Lake Tahoe mountain biking trails can be technical due to loose, sandy, rocky sections, but provide the perfect challenge for all mountain bikers.

Mountain Bike Berm

Full Send

If you’re an experienced rider on a full suspension mountain bike and live for adrenaline-pumping thrills, then Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride trail is calling you. The iconic six-mile trail features a rocky, technical, fun descent, plunging through towering forests and boulders on the upper sections. There is a huge rock stair step that comes up quickly if you're not cautious. After three and a half miles the trail gives way to fast, banked turns on the lower section. Be careful around some of the blind turns, as you'll find endangered wild pine trees with branches that present on trail obstacles. The legendary Lake Tahoe bike trail combines expansive views, meadows, and forests into one special ride. There are several options for making a loop off the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) for all day fun. When riding Mr. Toad's Wild Ride remember to be careful, watch your speed, and definitely wear a helmet.

Extreme Mountain Bike Trail

A Lake Tahoe bike ride is the best way to get around town and experience all the little things missed when you drive. No matter what style rider you are Hotel Azure is your ideal location for accommodating your Tahoe South stay when you come out to play. Book online or contact our in-house reservation team at 1.800.877.1466