20.1 miles
4,355 ft
-5,106 ft
1.7 miles
High Point

Start your ride at the Tahoe Rim Trail trailhead at Spooner Summit. Shuttles are available from several companies in South Lake Tahoe. Bathrooms at the trailhead.

Continue south on the Tahoe Rim Trail until you hit Van Sickle, then descend Van Sickle.

There are a couple creek crossings along the trail where you can filter water and refill, but that water always depends on seasonal snowfall, so use caution.

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Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (mountainbiketahoe.org)
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Spooner to Stateline mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -751 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,400 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,152 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,400 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8.7 miles
  • Distance down
    10.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Van Sickle Follow Cam March 2015
Van Sickle Follow Cam March 2015
20:00 | 134 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 16, 2015
yeah, I said march... South Lake Tahoe Van Sickle
Van sickness (in winter)
Van sickness (in winter)
3:32 | 55 | comments: 0 | favs:
Feb 13, 2015
Took a little quick trip up to tahoe and rode what I could this was an awesome shuttle day!

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Van Sickle Trail
Sep 4, 2016 @ 1:55pm
Sep 4, 2016
Great downhill. Not a great trail to climb. Lots of hikers on this trail.
TRT: Big Meadow to Kingsbury
Aug 1, 2016 @ 11:59pm
Aug 1, 2016
TRT was in great condition on July 3. Photos are near Mr Toads Wild Ride.
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