Tahoe Trail Conditions – Updated November 4, 2016

October has been very wet, dumping up to 10 inches of rain in places and over a foot of snow to the highest elevations. Generally all trails above 7,000 feet in elevation are snowy, so there’s a lot of trails in Tahoe clear right now.  We’re in the the shoulder season and conditions are constantly changing. Please respect the trails and don’t push it off trail.

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 – Open as weather allows, more info at bijoubikepark.org
  • Tahoe Mountain South Side and Valley View – All clear
  • Tahoe Mountain North Side to 89 – Snow patches
  • Angora and North Upper Truckee – Snow patches
  • Powerlines – All clear
  • Railroad grade– All clear
  • Cold Creek – Snow up high
  • Star Lake Trail – Snow
  • Monument Pass Trail – Snow.  Rockslide at top requiring a hike a bike until it can be repaired. 
  • Van Sickle Trail – Snow up high
  • Cedar – All clear
  • Sidewinder – All clear
  • Corral – All clear
  • Armstrong Connector – Snow up high
  • Armstrong Trail to TRT – Snow
  • Parts of Tahoe Rim Trail – Snow on upper elevations
  • The Bench – Snow
  • Kingsbury Stinger – Snow up high
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Edgewood Creek to Van Sickle – Snow
  • Christmas Valley Trail – Snow up high
  • Scotts Lake, Dardanelles Lake, and Round Lake connectors – Snow
  • Mr. Toads – Snow
  • Hawley Grade – Snow up high

Incline Village and Spooner:

  • Flume Trail – Patchy snow
  • Incline Flume (off Mt Rose Highway) – Patchy snow
  • Rim Trail at Tahoe Meadows – Snow up top
  • Rim Trail over Marlette Peak – Snow up top
  • Tyrolean – Snow up high
  • Marlette Creek (Chimney Beach) – Snow up high
  • Snapdragon – Snow
  • Red House Flume – Snow
  • Sunflower Hill – Snow

Tahoe City / Truckee Area:

  • Emigrant Trail – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Sawtooth Ridge –  Unknown, probably snowy
  • Lloyd’s Trail –  Unknown, probably snowy
  • Coldstream Canyon –  Unknown, probably snowy
  • Negro Canyon –  Unknown, probably snowy
  • Western States to the Wall –  Unknown, probably snowy
  • Alpine Rd to Paige Meadows to Tahoe City – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Squaw to Alpine (Soccer field to Juniper) – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Animal – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Hole in the Ground – Snow
  • Tahoe XC Center / Burton Creek State Park – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Tahoe Rim Trail – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Stanford Rock – Unknown, probably snowy
  • Watson Lake – Unknown, probably snowy


  • Peavine – all open and riding great when dry 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 – snow at top
  • Ash to Kings -snow at top

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.