Tahoe Trail Conditions – Updated June 20, 2016

As of June 20, 2016 – Summer has arrived and melted off much of the snow on the trails below 9,000 in elevation. There are still snow patches and drifts on the highest trails and north facing areas, but it’s melting fast. 

See below for details on what’s open and still snowed in, but please remember to the respect the trails – if your tires are sinking and leaving ruts, it’s not time to ride yet.  Enjoy this spring! 

Valley View Trail at Tahoe Mountain - May 15, 2016

Valley View Trail at Tahoe Mountain – May 15, 2016

Please send us reports so we can keep this updated.  Watch out for downed trees and rockslides on freshly open 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 they can get taken care of.

South Lake:

  • Bijou Bike Park – All open except for the large slopestyle line, more info at bijoubikepark.org
  • Tahoe Mountain South Side and Valley View – All clear
  • Tahoe Mountain North Side to 89 – All clear
  • Angora and North Upper Truckee – All clear
  • Powerlines – All clear
  • Railroad grade– All clear
  • Cold Creek – All clear
  • Star Lake Trail – All clear
  • Monument Pass Trail – All clear.  Rockslide at top requiring a hike a bike until it can be repaired. 
  • Van Sickle Trail – All clear
  • Cedar – All clear
  • Sidewinder – All clear
  • Corral – All clear
  • Armstrong Connector – All clear
  • Armstrong Trail to TRT – All clear
  • Parts of Tahoe Rim Trail above 9,000 in elevation have snow patches
  • The Bench – All clear
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Edgewood Creek to Van Sickle junction is clear, please note there is no access on the Pony Express dirt road due to construction
  • Christmas Valley Trail – All clear
  • Scotts Lake, Dardanelles Lake, and Round Lake connectors – All clear
  • Mr. Toads – snow around the rock garden and a couple downed trees
  • Hawley Grade – downed trees on the bottom

Incline Village and Spooner:

  • Flume Trail – Clear
  • Incline Flume (off Mt Rose Highway) – Clear
  • Rim Trail at Tahoe Meadows – patchy snow up high
  • Rim Trail over Marlette Peak – patch of snow on north face
  • Tyrolean – all clear, Trail Day was held on May 30th with some new improvements
  • Marlette Creek (Chimney Beach) – all clear
  • Snapdragon – clear
  • Red House Flume – clear
  • Sunflower Hill – clear

Tahoe City / Truckee Area:

  • Emigrant Trail – clear
  • Sawtooth Ridge – clear
  • Lloyd’s Trail – clear
  • Coldstream Canyon – clear
  • Negro Canyon – clear
  • Western States to the Wall – clear
  • Alpine Rd to Paige Meadows to Tahoe City – clear
  • Squaw to Alpine (Soccer field to Juniper) – clear
  • Animal – all clear
  • Hole in the Ground – snow in places
  • Tahoe XC Center / Burton Creek State Park – clear
  • Tahoe Rim Trail – patchy snow up high
  • Stanford Rock – patchy snow up top
  • Watson Lake – clear


  • Peavine – all open and riding great Peavine. MAP HERE
  • Galena Trails- all open

Carson Valley:

  • Genoa Trails – all clear
  • Clear Creek – all clear   MAPS HERE  
  • Pinyon Trail/Pine Nuts – all clear

Carson City:

  • Ash Canyon Trails – all clear
  • Ash to Kings -all clear

Tahoe Rim Trail at The Bench on Feb. 9
Tahoe Rim Trail at The Bench on Feb. 9, 2016

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 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, 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.