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Spectacular views as you hike along the bluffs of hills of Lake Tahoe.

The view was spectacular as you hike along the trial. It took us about 3 hours in and 3 hours out... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
volson1016
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
E-bikes make all the difference!

Four of us 50-something, reasonably fit adults had an amazing ride today from Spooner Lake back to... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
LisaL969
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The Flume Trail is a beautiful, classic Tahoe ride, but avoid renting from the shops near the Tunnel Creek Cafe if possible. Their shuttle service is convenient (and the shuttle driver is super friendly and helpful), but the bikes and poorly maintained and the employees there are not very customer service oriented. The bike I rented was not set up properly and lost its chain three times in the first two miles. Only about four of the bike’s gears were usable, making the initial climb impossible. The employees did not bother to adjust the fork to a lighter rider, so I had no suspension for the long downhill back to the shop. Ride the trail, but look elsewhere for your bikes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather B
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Reserved bikes on the internet where you can select bikes and timeframes. Once we get there (2pm as stated on their confirmation) first we get an interogation: what shape are you in, how old are the kids etc. Then he mentions that we're too late because of the length of the trail, that it's too hot, that it's too steep for us (tri-athlete and marathonrunners...) and that we should have arrived at 1.30pm latest. When I point out his own website and his confirmation email, I get the response that that's just their reservation system and that I should have called. WHY do you have a website then with reservation sytem??? And make it clear on your website that one should arrive before a certain time. It was clear that he obviously didn't feel like waiting for us until 6pm since we were the last customers. Thanks for letting us drive two hours for nothing. Lousy communication and no excuses.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Natasja W
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The view was spectacular as you hike along the trial. It took us about 3 hours in and 3 hours out to go 5-6 miles. It was so beautiful and in September the trail was quiet.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Four of us 50-something, reasonably fit adults had an amazing ride today from Spooner Lake back to Tunnel Creek Road along Marlette Lake and the spectacular Flume Trail thanks to Flume Trail Bikes. Reading previous reviews, we were excited for the ride but nervous about the first four uphill miles, which we had heard were so steep that most riders have to walk their bikes up the hills. When we arrived we talked to the guys at Flume Trail Bikes about trying the electric version of their high-end mountain bikes and decided we would try them today. What a great decision!!! The e-Bikes are fabulous!! You still pedal the bikes and get a great workout but have some electric assistance when pedaling that makes the steepest hills totally do-able. The rest of the ride was relatively flat, and while narrow and rocky in some parts, was well worth the effort to get the fantastic views of the lake, Sand Harbor and other memorable spots. Not a ride for beginners or those with fear of heights and narrow trails, but with the e-bikes, nearly anyone can make it successfully. Thanks Flume Trail Bikes!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank LisaL969
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We parked on the road near the Tunnel Creek Cafe and walked up to the trail. It was all up hill. We walked 3 miles uphill and 3 miles back. The view is gorgeous and the trail is beautiful too!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Arielle51091
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