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

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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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