Tahoe Trail Conditions

We are all snowed in! The lowest stretches of some trails are starting to melt off  but it’s still going to be a few weeks before anything is OK to go. Higher trails likely won’t be clear until mid-late July.

Photo taken April 25th on the south side of Tahoe Mountain. This is usually the driest and most snow free trail in the Basin – conditions are not good however. There’s creeks in places never seen before, mud bogs, downed trees, deep erosion ruts and snow drifts. When you venture out this spring and summer, please be kind to the trails, they’re going to need a lot of help once melted off.

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:

Incline Village and Spooner:

Tahoe City:


  • 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
  • Pinyon Trail/Pine Nuts – all clear

Carson City:

  • Ash Canyon Trails – snow at top
  • Ash to Kings -snow at top


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

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!

*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.