South Lake Tahoe, CA Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Al Tahoe Bike Trail

1.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

El Dorado Trail

35.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail

1.9 mi
State: NV
Asphalt

Incline Village Bike Path

7 mi
State: NV
Asphalt

Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pat Lowe Memorial Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pinedrop Trail

1.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pope-Baldwin Bike Path

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Round Hill Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: NV
Asphalt, Dirt

Sawmill Bike Path

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ski Run Bike Trail

0.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

South Lake Tahoe Bike Path

2.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway

2.5 mi
State: NV
Asphalt, Concrete

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

19.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway (NV)

49.6 mi
State: NV
Asphalt, Dirt

Truckee River Legacy Trail

4.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Union Valley Bike Trail

5.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Al Tahoe Bike Trail is a paved sidepath along Al Tahoe Boulevard in the scenic resort community of South Lake Tahoe, California. The trail runs between the road and dense pine forest for its...
CA 1.1 mi Asphalt
Passing through California’s historic Gold Rush country, the El Dorado Trail runs more than 35 miles from Camino west to the line between El Dorado and Sacramento counties, just south of Folsom. The...
CA 35.9 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The multi-use Historic Virginia & Truckee Trail (formerly known as the Carson City Trail) runs between Kings Canyon Road and Combs Canyon Road, passing through subdivisions and among the desert scrub...
NV 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Incline Village Bike Path consists of several paved trails alongside local roads in scenic Incline Village, Nevada. The community, resting on the northern shore of majestic Lake Tahoe, is well...
NV 7 mi Asphalt
The Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path follows its namesake road for its entire route in scenic El Dorado County, but unlike most sidepaths, this trail offers a winding course through dense forest. Smooth...
CA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Lake Tahoe Community College Bike Path winds through the school's scenic wooded campus in South Lake Tahoe, California. The college is removed from the resort town's crowded—albeit...
CA 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Pat Lowe Memorial Bike Path runs on both sides of State Route 89/US 50 in tiny Meyers, California. The paved trail provides access to several businesses along the highway. On the west side of...
CA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Pinedrop Trail is a paved link between the community of Kings Beach, located on the northern shore of Lake Tahoe, and North Tahoe Regional Park. The trail winds through a hilly landscape of pine...
CA 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Pope-Baldwin Bike Path is one of the most popular paved trails in the scenic Lake Tahoe area, as it winds through pine forest not far from the lakeshore. The trail parallels State Route 89...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Round Hill Bike Path is a link between the communities of Round Hill Village and Kingsbury on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The trail winds through pine forest on a ridge above US 50. The northern...
NV 1.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Sawmill Bike Path currently consists of two open segments—with a third in the works to link them—just south of the resort town of South Lake Tahoe. When complete, the trail will provide a seamless...
CA 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Ski Run Bike Trail is a short paved sidepath adjacent to Ski Run Boulevard in the scenic resort community of South Lake Tahoe. On its route northeast towards the majestic lake, the trail links...
CA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The South Lake Tahoe Bike Path consists of several disconnected trail segments along Lake Tahoe Boulevard (US 50) in the beautiful lakeside resort town of South Lake Tahoe. The longest continuous...
CA 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway is an ambitious project to create a paved trail along the entire eastern shore of scenic Lake Tahoe. Planned to stretch from Crystal Bay in the north to Stateline in...
NV 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Tahoe Trailways Bike Path meanders along the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California. From a hub in Tahoe City's 64-Acres Park, the system branches out with three paved legs, reaching Dollar Point...
CA 19.4 mi Asphalt
The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a planned route spanning the California–Nevada border from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. The bikeway is designed to loosely follow the Truckee River, which flows...
NV 49.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Truckee River Legacy Trail follows the river's south side, providing scenic views and access to two recreational amenities: Truckee River Regional Park and Riverview Sports Park. The paved trail...
CA 4.4 mi Asphalt
The Union Valley Bike Trail is a two-lane, paved route that connects the campgrounds on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The trail skirts the shores of the...
CA 5.8 mi Asphalt

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El Dorado Trail

El Dorado Trail & Placerville Trail

July, 2019 by chris180

When you experience this trail you first need to realize it is actually about 37 miles long but is longer than that to Folsom or to Tahoe (Epic Trail System). That said, the El Dorado Trail is a "trifecta of trails" with rail, earthen trail and Class I bike path under construction. This is the goal of the entire corridor to the El Dorado County line BECAUSE it is the goal of the organization that manages it, the SPTC JPA.

The El Dorado Trail or Gem of the Western Sierras, is a rough, somewhat untamed trail testament to the folks who built it and many with legacy family members in the area. In fact, many with less than 75 years in the are do not know about the EDT. Come out and ride the rail now in Shingle Springs in the depot at Sam's Town Cyclery or rent bikes to ride the earthen trail. You can also ride the rail in El Dorado and soon they will have a Class I (ADA approved) bike path along with improved earthen trail.

The Placerville Trail (Missouri Flat to Camino) is great with some nice views and the tressle bridge over Weber Creek. However, watch out for cars and homeless in Placerville. Making way out of Placerville you can get to Camino with a little bit of a climb (estimate 600').

In the next few years projects will start to build the Class I trail next to the rail and hopefully we will see connects to Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.

Oh yeah, wildlife are plenty on the EDT having seen over the years many deer, fox, skunk and even a mountain lion!

El Dorado Trail

Work in Progress and Gorgeous

June, 2019 by iomgdiot

Started 7:00am on trail and it was a challenge through some of the obstacles... freeway construction zone, Saturday Farmers Market, Gold Rush festival but that was the easy stuff. Problematic areas began after Missouri Flat Road / Walmart. Here the trail was either rocky, on an edge next to tracks or on the tracks. At least the worst was riding on tracks which is ok if you have good dual suspension and are dialed in. Views were awesome, no loose dogs, trails were challenging at times. We eventually abandoned the rails due to low air and low water I’d do it again but start in Camino and end in Walmart.

El Dorado Trail

IQ Test Hieroglyphics for Pedestrians & Bicyclists.

May, 2019 by paradisesean

The main problem with the trail are the folks that cannot figure out the little stick figures (and text) painted on the pavement surface at most major crossings.

The pedestrian figure and the bicyclist figure are obviously travelling in the same direction of travel---pedestrian limbs and leaning into the walk, bicycle sitting on the bicycle facing forward. Pedestrian is on the left side of the trail as you read the right-side up text, "Left", and the bicyclist is on the right side of the trail as you read the "Right" text.

All the clues are there, but so many people don't seem to figure it out, so it is a bit annoying to have to go around them as they walk towards you on the trail.

I hope this helps.

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Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway (NV)

Reno/Sparks Section

March, 2019 by jbowen101

Very nicely paved well maintained with benches and trash cans along Veterans PKY and Sparks Drive.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway (NV)

DO NOT RIDE FROM WADSWORTH!

September, 2018 by erynlizabeth

We started at the elementary school. After having to climb through 2 gates, my bike(a trail hybrid) could not handle all the sand. 2 miles in, we decided to turn around because I was struggling. On the way back, all 4 of our bike tires went flat.

It was over grown, very awkward gates blocking the labled pathway. Lots of goat heads. So many. And the best part was we paid to do this.

Union Valley Bike Trail

Great for bikers or walkers

July, 2018 by svanarts

Beautiful scenery and an easy walk. We didn't see anyone on the trail the whole day we were there until we were walking back. There were lots of people in the campgrounds and on the lake though.

Truckee River Legacy Trail

Beautiful hike, but!

March, 2018 by delimashariff

It's such a beautiful trail. My only concern is that the dogs are not on leashes, they are allowed to run around freely. Yes they are adorable, playful whatever, but they have teeth!

Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway

Extraordinary!

October, 2017 by giddyupgram

Very well maintained. Easy terrain. POI markers along the way and jus beautiful landscape!!!! Perfect for Bikes or walking.

Truckee River Legacy Trail

Breathtaking view & fun trail

August, 2017 by 41onesweetworld

Went biking with my 11 year old on 8.12.17, Saturday. We started at the trail head on the steep hill from the Truckee River Regional Park's parking lot. We rode a total of 8.36 miles downstream and back. The landscape, wildlife, countless bird species, river, and sky were a breath of fresh air for us. Segments of shady trees in between sunny spots to rest at as well as benches to sit on and take in the surrounding beauty. Bring lots of water and snacks. Highly recommended. #leaveonlyfootprints #packoutwhatyoupackin, #LoVEarth

Truckee River Legacy Trail

Truckee River Legacy Trail

May, 2017 by crazyrae2

This trail is beautiful! It runs along the Truckee river, away from roads and is a great ride for the entire family. It is fairly flat, and the Truckee river is gorgeous during this incredible spring thaw we are experiencing. There are bike rentals available in downtown Truckee at Bike Truckee.

Truckee River Legacy Trail

Great ride!

May, 2017 by sschwinn

I rode this trail today. It was in perfect shape and the views are wonderful. Suitable for any kind of bike.

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

Sugar Pine Point SP to Squaw Valley

October, 2016 by msadlier9

Very nice ride with the exception of what I call the "Homewood Death Strip". Basically a construction project that has gone on for years, has no known end point and is dangerous to navigate. Most the trail along the lake is older bike trail, so don't expect it to be up to more modern engineering standards, but is very scenic. The trail west from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley was wonderful and modern, too bad it does not go all the way to Truckee. To do that you have to venture out on the highway with the concurrent noise and bad driving habits. Best time to go is a week after Labor Day, no crowds, very relaxing. Would give it 5 stars if it were not marred by the Homewood stretch. Town needs to get its act together.

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