You’ve arrived at the Ridge Tahoe and have settled in for your stay. Now you’re ready to explore the area on and off road by way of bike. Where do you go? Which trail should you take?

The South Lake Tahoe region is crossed with an extensive network of on and off road bicycle trails. You can also check with the staff of Ridge Tahoe regarding bike rentals and organized rides planned during your stay.

Make sure you take a break to take in the views. Photo Credit: Ben Fish.

Make sure you take a break to take in the views.
Photo Credit: Ben Fish.

Here are three trails to try:

  1. While it is only one mile long, it does have a lot of promise. The first mile of the demonstration phase of America’s Most Beautiful Bikeway spans from Kahle Drive to Elks Point Road at Nevada Beach. Another segment of trail is scheduled to be finished this summer. This trail meanders nicely and takes you over a bridge. It is an ideal place to stop and bike before you pedal south.
  2. Van Sickle Bi-State Park just minutes from the Ridge Tahoe down Kingsbury Grade, the park allows for nearby biking with great views.  The lower level climb is easy as it winds through some boulder outcroppings but then it builds and becomes steeper, ideal for a strenuous leg workout. You will see views of Mt. Tallac, the South Lake Tahoe casinos, Edgewood Tahoe golf course, and Tahoe’s north shore off in the distance. If you are ready for a longer ride then continue beyond the waterfall and head up to The Tahoe Rim Trail. The trail is 3.6 miles from the start of the trailhead to where it meets up with The Tahoe Rim Trail.
  3. Further from the Ridge Tahoe, you can explore South Shore via the South Lake Tahoe Bike Path. The mostly paved path starts where Highway 50 first touches Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach and connects to other bike trails and lanes throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe and into Nevada.

There are 7.16 miles of class one bike trails within the City of South Lake Tahoe, linking the Stateline area with the west side of town. From there you can connect with the bike trail that is adjacent to Highway 89 and leads to Camp Richardson.

Where do you plan to ride your bike this summer?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.