Good news for biking, walking, adventuring souls in the Lake Tahoe Truckee to Reno areas!
The bike trail from Lake Tahoe all the way to Pyramid Lake is finally becoming a true reality. Aside from three sections that are still in the works to be developed, we can bike all the way from Lake Tahoe, through Truckee, down to Reno, and onwards to Pyramid Lake!
Dubbed the “Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway,” the path is a vision of following the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, plus some sections of new trail and bridges.
The Bikeway has been recommended for a $2 Million grant from the California State Parks to complete the last four miles of trail between Truckee and Reno. Expect completion of this last section (between Hirschdale and Floriston) in 2017 – 2018. This grant must be supplemented by $300,000. To support this project, click here.
Visit the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway website for more information!
(note, this map is NOT active– the “click anywhere” feature is only avail on Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway’s website)
From the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway, people should avoid these hazard areas until repairs are done, hopefully by the end of April.
**At the old road opposite Floriston above the river.
**The single track trail west of Fleish suspension bridge.
- The missing 2-mile trail from Farad to Fleish is 90% complete, but not quite connected on the upstream end. Look for a 2016 opening!
- The section of Bikeway continuing upriver beyond Fleish Bridge is completed and open. You can reach the finished section by taking I-80 from Verdi upriver to Farad, then turning around and driving east 2.8 miles to a large parking area. From there it is a gentle 3 mile walk or ride upstream on the new trail.
- The trail at McCarran Ranch has been re-routed by the Nature Conservancy, so keep a lookout for signs.