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Flume Trail

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, NV 89452
(775) 831-0494
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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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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If renting a bike in Incline Village area I would avoid Flume Trail Bikes. There are many other vendors to choose from. I went to FTB last week and the young man recommended what was suppose to be a 'moderate' trail (not Flume Trail). They dropped me off at trailhead with a basic map and said trail was obvious and... More

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Truckee, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are four reasons to ride the Flume Trail and rent a bike (if necessary) from Flume Trail Bikes 1. The Flume Trail is an epic ride with spectacular views. It is not super technical or difficult for a "fit" individual. Fit does not mean attending an aerobics class for 30min 3X/week. Please look at You-Tube videos. Also if you're... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My Husband and I decided to do this based on a positive review in the tourism magazine we found in our hotel room. We had no idea our little "bike ride" would be that challenging. I'd consider myself a novice mountain biker, even though I frequently ride my bike around town. All reviews are accurate that the first 1/3 is... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The views are spectacular on this trail! We brought our MTBs to travel it. The first 4miles are a hard uphill climb. I recommend going when it is early. We didn't and suffered in the heat! However once you get to the top you forget the climb because it is so beautiful! Be careful for hikers, blind corner, and death... More

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Dana Point, California
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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

First there's alot of good rides in tahoe, so I would make sure you know what you r doing before you attempt. My first flume experince turned into an epic. anyway here's the ride. Your going to up hill for 4 miles, by the way your at elevation, you will go around the lake an enter the flume trail. You... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Don't underestimate the energy it will require to get past the 4 mile uphill start to this one. ...and the water will go quickly. The view definitely pays off once you get past this hurdle and the rest is gravy! Be prepared for hand cramps from the last 4 miles of braking and remember to use your rear brakes too!... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is an absolute breathtaking hike along this trail. It is a very easy hike above the lake. At a. Purple os points it appears that you could jump over the edge and land in the water below. I would go hike this one again!

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Unless you are driving up to Tahoe, do not bring a bike, just rent one at Spooner summit or any of the other rental outlets---of which there are many. Heading north, expect a very steep climb up to the Flume Trail then right past the lake, it becomes a single track on the edge of a cliff for about 5... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Writing this review as I sit in the hospital in Reno. My wife and I heard and read all the great reviews mentioned and agree for the most part. We were told this was an easy ride. We are not experienced mountain bikers and don't want to discourage anyone like us from this experience, but be careful. We made it... 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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