As of February 15, 2018:
Most trails in Tahoe are snow covered and icy. There are a few trails around lake level that are ridable although you will encounter mud, ice and snow patches. The best riding nearby is on the east and west slope of the Sierras. To the east, trails in Reno, Carson City, and Carson Valley are clear. To the west trails in Sly Park, Auburn, Nevada City and areas in-between are clear.
If you are riding Tahoe trails in the winter watch out for downed trees and rockslides on newly-opened trails. Please don’t rut up soft trails or make new trails around downed obstacles. The faster we know about obstacles blocking trails the faster we can take care of them. Please email email@example.com with any major issues regarding trail conditions to report.
Also, you can use the Trailforks website for crowd sourced data on trail conditions.
- Peavine MAP HERE
- Galena Trails
Carson Valley: MAP HERE, Carson Valley Trails Association
- Genoa Trails
- Clear Creek
- Pinyon Trail/Pine Nuts –
Carson City: MAP HERE, Muscle Powered
- Ash Canyon Trails
- Ash to Kings
Truckee area: INFO HERE, Truckee Trails Association
Also, if you are looking to meetup with other riders for some Tahoe mountain biking adventures join our new group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RideTahoe/
If you have additional trail condition info to contribute please email it to: info @ mountainbiketahoe.org
Here’s some more riding options nearby :
* Genoa, NV – There’s about 12 miles of newly-built single along with a new connector trail up to the Rim Trail near the Bench. Only a 25 minute drive from South Lake Tahoe. For a map, check out the Carson Valley Trails Association. This volunteer group has done an amazing job getting these trails built. Support them!
*Reno, NV – Plenty to ride on 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 for dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and horses. Get some gps tracks first or you might get lost. It gets hot and dusty out there in the summer, but time it right in the winter, spring, or fall and the riding is really fun.
*Auburn, CA – Perennial favorite for winter riding about a two-hour’s drive from Tahoe.
*Sly Park, CA – Just off highway 50 near Placerville. There’s some good loops out there. About an hour from South Lake Tahoe.
*Downieville, CA – A true classic. More info on the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship page.