MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES
This trail is a beautiful beginner/intermediate 9 mile challenging single track trail with less 1000 vertical ft of climbing that is close to downtown Truckee. This trail winds its way through the forest and has some great views of the Truckee River canyon and the Sierra Crest ridge. Longer options are available from this trailhead.
Duration: About 1-2 hours
This newly constructed trail extends the Sawtooth ride with a great downhill with challenging single tract and fun features. It is best to ride in the downhill direction. You can climb op the 06 Road to the top and descend back down to the Sawtooth Trail.
We get out on snowmobiles and pack this trail down so that there is a super fun ride throughout this entire trail system. We love happy face, sawtooth and all the surrounding trails and they are just as much fun to ride in the winter!
This is a long beginnier/ intermediate 17+ mile single track trail that ends at Boca Reservoir. This is a great cross-country trail that melts out early and a great first Tahoe Mt Bike ride. It can be shortened as it is a rolling out and back ride with a tough climb at the end before the reservoir.
Duration: About 2-3 hours
This is one of Bike Truckee's all time favorite Tahoe loops. Great climbing and an amazing decent. About 2000 vertical feet in 12 miles of hardcore single track with great views .
Duration: About 2-3 hours
This is a great 18+ mile cross country ride with lots of single track. It climbs up Schaffer Creek and across the Backside of Northstar to an exciting downhill on the Bob Watson and Cena Lar Trails. Or extend onto the new Big Chief Trail back to the Sawtooth.
Duration: A good 2-3 hours
This is a great short loop for kids and beginners. Its under 3 miles with very little climbing. Some longer rides can also be done from this trailhead. Great views of Northstar and Martis Valley
Tahoe Donner has 23 miles of trails that are well marked and maintained. There are both fire roads and challenging single track with great views for riders of all abilities. At the base there is a great lodge with post ride food and drinks at The Alder Creek Cafe.
A local favorite. This is a amazing long ride starting in Truckee and climbing up 2000 vert ft with an epic decent with Donner Lake views and spectacular single track. Not a beginner ride. Warning, this trail is somewhat hidden and is good to have someone who has been there or a GPS track to find the trail entrance.
Duration: 2-3+ hours
Short but sweet! This is a great flow trail to lap several times or get a quick ride in on. It is a fairly easy climb to the top of the ridge and flows downhill with great banked turns and optional hits and rock climbs. A must do for riders of all abilities
Duration: About 30 minutes.
This is a amazing long ride starting in Truckee and climbing up over 2000 vert ft with an epic decent. There are many huge Donner Lake views and over 15 miles of spectacular technical single track. Not a beginner ride.
Duration: 3-4 Hours