As of May 517 2013 – It’s an early spring melt off and most of the lower trails below 8,000 feet have melted off. If you venture out to explore the higher elevation trails where snow still exists, please stay on the trail without cutting around snow patches or around downed trees. This only makes more work needed to keep the trails awesome.
If you have trail condition info to contribute, please email to: trails @ mountainbiketahoe.org
Powerline Trail – open
Valley View / Tahoe Mountain - open
Railroad Trail – open
Corral – open
Cedar – open
Sidewinder – open
Armstrong Connector – open
Cold Creek – open
Van Sickle - open
Stinger – open and dusty
The Bench (Tahoe Rim Trail) – some snow towards Genoa Peak if you ride in from Kingsbury, if you ride from Spooner, some snow as you get towards the top.
Star Lake Trail – still snowy after about a mile from High Meadow
Christmas Valley Trail – open from the bottom with trees down, snow on TRT still if you were to loop it
Mr Toads - Bottom couple miles are open, ride up from the bottom. Join us for a trail build day on the lower section on May 19th.
Flume – open
Lloyds – open
Animal – open
Tyrolian – open
Sawtooth Ridge – open
Emigrant Trail – open
TRT from 267 above Kings Beach – mostly open with some snow patches
Western States out of Squaw Valley to TRT. Clear all the way to there. TRT to Tahoe City - some snow, but minor.
And check back weekly, this is a dry spring.
Also, Here’s some more good options nearby :
* Genoa, NV - There’s about 12 miles of newly built single track open right now. Only a 25 min drive away from South Lake Tahoe. For a map check out the Carson Valley Trails Assoiciation, this volunteer group has done an amazing job getting these trails built, support them! MAP HERE
*Reno, NV – Plenty to ride out by Peavine and at the base of Mount Rose (Whites Creek and Thomas Creek).
*Pinenuts, NV – On the east side of the Carson Valley, there’s a ton of trails and dirts bikes, get some gps tracks first or you might get lost.
*Auburn, CA – Perennial Favorite for winter riding, about 2 hours drive from Tahoe.
*Sly Park, CA – Just off highway 50 near Placerville, there’s some good loops out here. Only about an hour from South Lake Tahoe
*Downieville, CA – That’s right, many of the lower trails are open in Downieville!
Powerlines Trail, South Lake Tahoe – March 24, 2013