Trails for Biking
Easy to Moderate Rides (generally in order of popularity)
1. Clear Creek
2. Pinyon Trail
Easy 5.2 mi round trip including 3 mi. loop
Open terrain with constant views. This trail gets a lot of use in the winter because it is typically snow-free save for a few North-facing shaded areas. Beware of sharp rocks and carry a tube just in case. Reverse the loop to extend your ride.
3. Eagle Ridge Loop
Moderate 6.5 mi.
Starting at the Sierra Canyon Trailhead, you have an intense climb for 2 miles but a nice downhill combining the Eagle Ridge Trail and couple miles of roads back to the start.
4. Fay-Luther Trail System
Easy with many shorter trails to connect
The sandy start from the Fay-Luther trailhead is only .2 mi. After that, take your pick with the Grand View Loop offering the most elevation gain. Note: No bikes allowed past Valley View Loop on Fay-Luther/Jobs Peak Ranch Trail.
Caution: This is a popular equestrian area. When approaching equestrians, it is best to dismount and allow horses to pass. Most riders prefer a vocal greeting as opposed bells to make yourself known. Horses are powerful creatures and some are easily spooked.
Intense Rides (more physical than technical)
5. Sierra Canyon Trail
Intense 20 mi. roundtrip
8% typical grade and 3800 ft of elevation gain tell you all you need to know. With a shuttle, riding from the Kingsbury North or Spooner Summit Trailheads along the Tahoe Rim Trail is possible.
6. Genoa Loop
Intense 8.2 mi
9% typical grade with lots of tight switchbacks make this a very challenging ride. The 2 mi start at Genoa Canyon Trail Access requires strength, skill and caution.