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Flume Trail

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Type: Biking Trails
Traveler Description: The Flume Trail in Tahoe is a unique adventure! The trail begins at Spooner Lake, where you'll ride on a dirt road uphill for 4 miles. The elevation... more »
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

One of the most beautiful mountain biking experiences bar none. Do it now. The sites were amazing. The first four miles to get to the trail required a 1100 foot vertical but he remaining trail was horizontal for nine miles. The last three miles was a 3000' descent overlooking the lake.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I could probably ride this trail on a 3spd beach cruiser. It's not technical. It is at least 15 miles of riding, can be more depending on detours. There is a long stretch of uphill at the beginning of the trail and some sandy downhill that requires some attention. I'm sure that many folks choose to walk their bikes for... More

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Highly recommend to add to your bucket list. If you are in the area this is a must-do activity. We rented bikes from Max at Flume Trail Bikes in Incline Village. He shuttled us to Tahoe Meadows/Mt Rose Trailhead. We peddled about 14 miles on the Tahoe Rim Trail, then peddled around Marlette Lake and over to the stunning Flume... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Its a wonderful ride, and the views are just amazing. Its is described as moderate ride, so we took our two 11 year old kids with Us. The first part of the ride is a 4 mile uphill to lake marlette. I would describe it as moderate to step uphill. We saw plenty of fit bikers pushing their bikes, in... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Flume Trail was awesome. My husband is a pretty good trail rider & I am a novice trail rider & it was super fun for both of us. The first big hill is a doozy & I had to walk my bike up about 1/3rd of it but it was totally worth it. If you are a novice like... More

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

My husband rented a mountain bike & rode this trail while I had a business workshop. He thought it was so great we should go back. We hiked it rather than do another bike rental ( I should mention it was $60.00 to rent for one day- more expensive than our weekend car rental). Wow! It was such a great... More

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Los Altos, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

October great time to do the mountain bike ride. Aspens changing colors, cool temperatures, and limited number of riders.

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Tucson, AZ
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This is an amazing ride, but not for the faint of heart or out of shape. I've ridden it at least six times. We two 70 year olds doubled the average age. Everyone except the fanatics walk their bikes on the steeps and narrows. The scary parts are where the upside cliff brushes your shoulder to push you off the... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Can't beat this ride which takes you along the flume trail. It's sits above the lake a couple thousand feet. Looking down while riding along is amazing. So many variations in blues within the waters below. Not difficult and something you have to do if you have mountain bikes.

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Houston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I wanted to moutain bike during the first part of our Honeymoon when staying in North Lake Tahoe. The Flume Trail was highly recommended and so we gave it a shot. Our ride quickly went from enjoying to surviving as this trail was much more demanding than expected of described. We are both quite fit (cross-training exercise... More

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