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Welcome to the Tahoe Trail

Vision: to complete a premier, separated bikeway – the Tahoe Trail – 76-plus miles that circles Lake Tahoe to provide safe access, connect communities, enhance recreation opportunities, expand transportation choices and promote the enjoyment of the Basin.


Agencies on both the Nevada and California sides are working together in this effort. On the Nevada side, the north and south ends of the Tahoe East Shore Trail offer safe, scenic access to multiple beaches and coves. You can connect to the Marlette Flume Trail, Incline Flume Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail. Read on for information and inspiration on these trails – all world-class, amazing experiences

2.2-mile south end of the Tahoe East Shore Trail




810-ft. Tahoe East Shore Trail bridge, Tahoe’s longest


Help take care of the Tahoe Trail. Here’s what to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. First, protect Lake Tahoe by staying on trails and leaving no trace. Read on.

There’s more to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO on the Tahoe Trail:


STAY RIGHT, PASS LEFT. Bikeriders, yield to hikers and always control your speed.

ENTRY FEES may apply. Check with your beach or park destination.

DOGS on 6-ft. leashes are allowed on paved trails. (If the pavement is too hot for your hand after 5 seconds, it can burn paws.) Dogs are not allowed on buses. Where dogs are welcome may also vary by season. Always clean up after your pet.

CLASS 1 ELECTRIC BIKES are allowed. Motorized recreational gear, equipment and vehicles are not.

Click on stars in the map at the top for more details by destination. You can download a printable PDF, too.

Please note: some beach access points may not be ADA accessible.


For East Shore Trail donors

ADA shoreline access

Tahoe Trail interpretive signage

Safe, easy and family friendly


Look closer at two recently completed segments of the Tahoe Trail plus points of interest to inspire your trip.

The Tahoe East Shore Trail, from Incline Village to Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, winds along 2.5 miles of shoreline. Enjoy the beautiful coves and small beaches along the way. Or settle in at Sand Harbor where you can grab food and drink, rent kayaks, check out the visitor center or simply relax on the sand. 

The Rabe Meadow Trail segment’s first half (1.1 miles) crosses Burke Creek and the peaceful meadow, itself, to Nevada Beach – USDA Forest Service. Take in lake panoramas here from miles of sand.  Or travel the full 2.2 miles to Historic Round Hill Pines Beach Resort – USDA Forest Service. Choose your favorite way to spend a summer day like a lakeside picnic, cocktails or a boat tour.


The first 2.5 miles of the Tahoe East Shore Trail are the result of an epic public-private collaboration. It began in 2014 when 13 agencies came together in an unprecedented response to the need for a safer SR 28 corridor between Incline Village and US 50. More

Lake Tahoe’s longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline (11 Miles)