Tahoe Trail Conditions – Updated February 9, 2016

As of February 9, 2015 – It’s been a solid winter and the trails are snowed in top to bottom right now. The Bijou Bike Park is closed and will remain closed until it dries out this spring. Some lower trails may melt off soon, but please remember to the respect the trails – if your tires are sinking and leaving ruts, it’s not time to ride yet.  Enjoy winter! 

Flume Trail in Winter

Flume Trail in Winter

PREDICTIONS: This has been a fairly “normal” winter with snow fall, although lately it’s been warmer that normal. If we get a few more storms and no major cold snaps we’ll probably be riding lower lake level trails (Powerline, Tahoe City XC, etc) by mid to late April. Corral by late April early May, and maybe upper reaches of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Toads by mid-June.
Let’s see what happens.

Tahoe Rim Trail at The Bench on Feb. 9

Tahoe Rim Trail at The Bench on Feb. 9

– Fiberboard Freeway from Brockway Summit over the snowmobile trails, try to avoid the weekends.
– High Meadows Road/ Cold Creek/ Powerlines/ Corral
– Tahoe Donner XC (fat bike rentals available)
– Northstar XC Center (fat bike rentals available)
– Echo Lake from the snow park
– Spooner Summit area, snowmobile groomers

Above Van Sickle Trail - February, 2016

Above Van Sickle Trail – February, 2016


Tahoe Rim Trail near Monument Pass - Feb. 2016

Tahoe Rim Trail near Monument Pass – February, 2016

South Lake:

  • Tahoe Mountain – snow
  • Powerlines – snow
  • Cold Creek – snow
  • Star Lake Trail – snow
  • Monument Pass Trail – snow
  • Van Sickle Trail – snow
  • Cedar, Sidewinder, Corral and Armstrong Connector – snow
  • The Tahoe Rim Trail is all covered in snow
  • Christmas Valley Trail – snow
    Scotts Lake, Dardanelles Lake, and Round Lake connectors – snow
  • Mr. Toads – snow
  • Armstrong – snow
  • Hawley Grade – snow

Incline Village and Spooner:

  • Flume Trail – snow
  • Rim Trail above the Flume – snow
  • Tyrolean – snow

Truckee Area:

  • Emigrant Trail – snow
  • Sawtooth Trail – snow
  • Lloyd’s Trail – snow
  • Sawtooth Ridge – snow
  • Hole in the Ground – snow

Tahoe City Area:

  • Tahoe XC Center – snow
  • Tahoe Rim Trail – snow
  • Stanford Rock – snow

Reno – has been snowy and muddly most of the winter Peavine. MAP HERE

Genoa and Carson Valley have been snowy and muddy most of the winter including Clear Creek. MAPS HERE  


Trail work on Corral during a sunny Saturday, May 2nd

Trail work on Corral during a sunny Saturday this past summer.

Also, if you are looking to meetup with other riders for some Tahoe mountain biking adventures, then join our new group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RideTahoe/
If you have additional trail condition info to contribute, please email to: info @ mountainbiketahoe.org

Also, 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 min drive away 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! 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 for dirt bikes, mtn bikes, and horses, get some gps tracks first or you might get lost.  It gets hot and dusty out here 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 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 – A true classic.  More info on the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship page.