Best Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Trails in Fall

Posted by Miley Munroe on September 7th, 2018

You can enjoy mountain biking in Lake Tahoe all through the year, but fall is arguably the best time of the year to take that bike ride that you have been dreaming of. You can squeeze in some extra rides as Lake Tahoe mountain bike trails at this time are less crowded than usual. In addition, the weather is cool, and passing showers dampen the trails. So, fall is the best time to enjoy that ride that you have wanted to take all through the summer but didn’t get around to for some reason or the other. Before you take your mountain bike out and get ready for a ride of a lifetime, make sure that you wear all the essential mountain biking gear and carry all the important things that you are going to need on the way. However, it is advisable that you pack minimally as it might affect your riding ability and experience in an entirety.

Here is some information on some of the best Lake Tahoe mountain biking trails that you shouldn’t miss out on before winter comes calling.

  • Corral and Sidewinger Trails. These are legendary trails for more reasons than one. These provide mountain biking enthusiasts with some of the best singletrack trails for different ability levels. This is a fine network of trails in the Lake Tahoe region where riders can go until mid-November - after which the gates of Forest Service are closed. Once these gates close, you need to go the old fashioned way - working your way up the paved road for a few miles. But, this makes downhill better. The ride including both the trails is nine miles.
  • Kingsbury Stinger Trail. This trail is not only fun but represents a significant partnership between two local authorities to create legal trails out of previously illegal ones. The US Forest Service and Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association joined hands to create this 4.5 mile professionally-crafted trail. This trail can be accessed from the Southeast of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Another trail that runs until mid-November.
  • Van Sickle Trail. This is the most accessible trail of the South Lake Tahoe region and is a challenging mountain biking route that offers beautiful sunset views of Lake Tahoe on the way down. This trail is perfect for people who want to enjoy riding the full day as well as for ones looking for a quick outing.

Other fall Lake Tahoe mountain biking trails include Tahoe Rim Trail and Flume Trail amongst others.

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