The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a vision of following the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, plus some sections of new trail and bridges.
Some sections will suit families out for an hour, others horseback riders, and the entire route will entice adventure cyclists traveling the distance. Lands crossed will include both public and private land in 2 states, 5 counties, 1 Indian reservation, and 3 federal agencies.
The Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway looks to open a trail through McCarran Ranch and the Truckee River Valley following the construction of a new bicycle bridge. Once this extension is complete, the valley will be home to a 9 mile trail from Mustang Ranch eastward toward Tracy and Clark, NV.
This helps bring the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway one step closer to the ultimate goal of connecting the city of Reno to Pyramid Lake through the beautiful Truckee River Valley. In total, 68 miles of trails have been forged, with 45 miles remaining before the corridor is complete.
Plans to extend the Tahoe Pyramid Trail westward at the NV-CA border are in discussions. A $45,000 grant was acquired for use of an extension trail between Verdi, NV and Farad (Floriston, CA). This roughly 10 mile segment will achieve closer connectivity to Lake Tahoe trail access.
Groundbreaking for the first section, the Mogul-Verdi link happened on Wednesday October 20th, 2004 and the gates were officially opened on May 5, 2005. The northernmost section of trail, on the Pyramid Lake Reservation, was opened in October 2005.
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