TRT Tahoe Meadows to Tunnel Creek - Trail, Incline Village, California

TRT Tahoe Meadows to Tunnel Creek - Trail, Incline Village, California

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Out and back 600' descent/1,200' gain though you could continue on with Flume to Marlette Lake and back via TRT (30 miles, 3,000' elevation gain).

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[Jul 31, 2010]
kelli
Weekend Warrior

This certainly one of my most favorite epic Tahoe rides. The views are astonishing, the trail has tons of variety from easy wide singletrack, to tight singletrack through the the pine trees to rock steps... just awesome. This route is enjoyed by intermediate to advanced riders, beginners would have fun at first however, would welcome the tunnel creek path down to the lake at incline probably 5 miles before getting to it!

Check out the link below for a route map and photos of the trail along the way. We left in October just after a snowy night, the start of the trail had most of the snow but was still ridable

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http://rgbdirect.com/tahoe-october/

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[Jul 20, 2007]
yocal420
Cross Country Rider

This trail is outstanding, at some points you can look to the west and see LT and to the east and see Washoe at the same time, very cool. This trail is also a much better way to do the famous Flume trail, but be warned if you go this way the Flume is not nearly as impressive! Trail is all ridable, but depending on skills and long power most will walk a few short sections. Obstacles are usually granite boulders and sand.

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Start in Tahoe meadows parking lot and go to tunnel creek rd (9.5 miles).
From here turn right and descend to flume trail follow flume trail to Marlette lake. Go around the lake and follow dirt road to SE to TRT. Follow TRT back to Tunnel creek rd and then Tahoe meadows. This is about 30 miles and 3000 feet of climbing, all at 8,000 to 9,000 feet, so be prepared. Water can be filtered around marlette lake.

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The TRT between Tunnel creek and marlette lake is open to bikes!! It is great. Cool climbing to spectacular Mt tops. Can be done opposite direction too. The climb from tunnel creek direction is steeper and more tech.

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[Jun 13, 2007]
Lopaka
Cross Country Rider

This is a great ride. Lots of great turns, small drops, rocky staircases, some very fast easy fun stuff and a number of technical rocky spots. You will flip out over the views of Lake Tahoe on the west and Washoe Valley on the East. Watch for snow until late June.

Customer Service

It is 9.5 miles from the Mt Rose Meadows parking area to Tunnel Creek Road. If you do an out and back to Tunnel creek, your looking at 19 miles. You will get the best the trail has to offer, but you will be mostly climbing on the trip back to Mt. Rose and I promise you, you will get a work out. If you go from Mt. Rose to Tunnel Creek Road, go west for a short distance on Tunnel Creek, you can hook up with the Flume Trail and go south to end up at Spooner Lake. That route is 19.75 miles. The Flume has great views but is technically "yawn" boring!!. OR, at Tunnel Creek Road, go east to the Red Flume Trail and take that South to Marlette Lake and onto Spooner.Note!!!You can only bike this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail on even numbered days. The Tahoe Rim Trail south of Tunnel Creek Road is always closed to biking.

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This area is littered with great trails.

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[Jun 20, 2001]
Randall

An 8 mile rollercoaster that will have you smiling from ear to ear! Follow the TRT signs and you won't get lost. Note this section of TRT is only open on EVEN DAYS for bikes so plan accordingly. Most of it is hardpack with an occasional loose section-all of it rideable though there are some steps that may prove challenging to get up. A dually is the way to go though a hardtail would be fine too. A nice date ride though don't do it as an out 'n back or she won't be talking to you on the ride home. Beginners can do it though they will probably have to bike-a-hike a dozen or so times. Don't go too fast or you will miss the awesome scenery and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Takes about 30-45min. to ride this section. When you get to Tunnel Creek Rd. you have the option of taking the Flume or continuing on TRT (my choice is the Flume). When you get to Marlette Lake take the fire road back to Spooner (watch for hikers coming up the trail!)

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Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Lake (shuttle)

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Mr. Toads

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[Feb 19, 2002]
presadeporco

this is an awsome trail. it was recently completely redone. new banked turns and trail.

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drive/ride up highway 431 from incline village. look carfully on the right and you'll see a few different trail heads. these all lead to basically the same area. when you cross the stream with a little wodden bridge stay right, this is where the downhill starts. if you go left or up it takes you out to diamond peak ski resort, a good XC, but not as good downhill though. great trail, manicured, has rocky sections, banked turns, steep downhill. nothing to technical, fast and fun, nothing too hard. youll finish at the base of ths ski resort.

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you can ride up the old highway from incline village. ride left onto the ski resort

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[May 30, 2002]
Cmac

You start out at a lot then climb up. the climb seems like it wont end, but it does. Go around spooner lake then down the flume. Take shuttle back.

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Down the flume trail THIS IS CALLED THE FLUME TRAIL, NOT ALL THAT TRT STUFF

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Page meadows WHAT DO ALL THE SIGNS MEAN, DID PEOPLE FALL OFF THE CLIFFS?

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[Jun 21, 2003]
Chris B

Just rode this a couple of days ago, snow still blocking parts (some rideable parts, others ya still had to push over) of the trail but melting rapidly. Beautiful alpine meadows, awesome views of both the lake and Nevada sides as the trail alternates sides of the rim. Don't forget most of the climbing is at 8000' feet or so and is on the return leg. Wonderful swoopy singletrack with some rocks to play on...

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Out and back from 431 to Marlette Lake via the Flume Trail

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Emigrant for a lower, warmer type of ride. Lost Lake out of Sugar Pine Pt State Park connecting to Miller Lakes, Rubicon areas.

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