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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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Carbondale, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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159 reviews 159 reviews
5 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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49 attraction reviews
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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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