10.0 miles
Distance
136 ft
Climb
-1,462 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Incline Flume is a smooth side hill ride to Tunnel Creek. A great shorter option for a point to point ride. It starts off the mt. rose highway and ends at Tunnel Creek Cafe. 6 miles of relatively flat side hill. The last 3 miles are down Tunnel Creek Trail

Detailed Description
Incline Flume Shuttle is a 10 mile popular easy route located near Incline Village Nevada. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 136 ft with a max elevation of 7,752 ft then descends -1,462 ft.
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18 Reviews & Comments

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Dcbshred (Jun 28, 2022 at 22:17)
 Easy and great views
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Dcbshred (Jun 28, 2022 at 22:17)
 Easy and great views
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danosaur (Jun 10, 2022 at 23:28)
 Very steep with deep sand in many spots. Not a bad way to end a long, grueling ride as it’s all downhill, but I wouldn’t call it fun. It would be straight up miserable to climb it.
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marlinmajnoon (Oct 17, 2021 at 10:04)
 6.3 miles pass fast and easy. This is an easy war to access Marlette Flume trail. Some approaches may be less mileage but none are as easy. The riding is cross country with a few scattered challenges but the views are wonderful.
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marlinmajnoon (Oct 17, 2021 at 10:04)
 6.3 miles pass fast and easy. This is an easy war to access Marlette Flume trail. Some approaches may be less mileage but none are as easy. The riding is cross country with a few scattered challenges but the views are wonderful.
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oliver605 (May 22, 2021 at 19:13)
 Wet condition with some snow
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oliver605 (May 22, 2021 at 19:13)
 Wet condition with some snow
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Lottid (May 1, 2021 at 17:44)
 Multiple snow crossings
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Lottid (May 1, 2021 at 17:44)
 Multiple snow crossings
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WillieB (Sep 3, 2019 at 8:32)
 Pretty flat and boring, but with a few rocky parts to keep things interesting.
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Champ-11 (Aug 17, 2019 at 18:17)
 Nice trail to take an easy cruise on. Rather flat and smooth with nothing technical besides a few creek crossings. Perfect trail for beginners and people wanting to enjoy a beautiful view. Has a few soft spots and some exposed areas though. If it makes you uncomfortable, walking your bike is simple enough.
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Champ-11 (Aug 17, 2019 at 18:17)
 Nice trail to take an easy cruise on. Rather flat and smooth with nothing technical besides a few creek crossings. Perfect trail for beginners and people wanting to enjoy a beautiful view. Has a few soft spots and some exposed areas though. If it makes you uncomfortable, walking your bike is simple enough.
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Sixnutts (Oct 7, 2018 at 8:00)
 Fantastic classic Tahoe ride. Also it is an easier way to access the Marlette Flume trail without having to grind up Tunnel creek road or the Spooner climb. Not technical but beautiful and flowy.
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Sixnutts (Oct 7, 2018 at 8:00)
 Fantastic classic Tahoe ride. Also it is an easier way to access the Marlette Flume trail without having to grind up Tunnel creek road or the Spooner climb. Not technical but beautiful and flowy.
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photosfromthetrail (Aug 12, 2017 at 21:39)
 This trail is absolutely stunning. Road it w/ my kids (9 years old) from 431 down to Ponderosa Ranch. We had a blast. Some parts of the trail are a little sandy and there are a couple walking spots (rocks and such) but over all it was the best Tahoe has to offer.
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photosfromthetrail (Aug 12, 2017 at 21:39)
 This trail is absolutely stunning. Road it w/ my kids (9 years old) from 431 down to Ponderosa Ranch. We had a blast. Some parts of the trail are a little sandy and there are a couple walking spots (rocks and such) but over all it was the best Tahoe has to offer.
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matux (Jul 23, 2017 at 0:31)
 I recommend starting from the north, this makes for a great way to access the Marlette Flume Trail. But if you (or those your riding with) don't have a lot of energy, skip the last 0.6 miles where the trail basically becomes a sandy road and looses altitude. Otherwise, connecting to the Marlette Flume Trail via Tunnel Creek Road (which is very sandy) is worth it! I wish there was a connector trail between the two Flume Trails that didn't lose all that altitude via the roads! I appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this trail!!!
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matux (Jul 23, 2017 at 0:31)
 I recommend starting from the north, this makes for a great way to access the Marlette Flume Trail. But if you (or those your riding with) don't have a lot of energy, skip the last 0.6 miles where the trail basically becomes a sandy road and looses altitude. Otherwise, connecting to the Marlette Flume Trail via Tunnel Creek Road (which is very sandy) is worth it! I wish there was a connector trail between the two Flume Trails that didn't lose all that altitude via the roads! I appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this trail!!!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Incline Flume Shuttle mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,326 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,407 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,733 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,407 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -41.1%
  • Grade min
    6.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Incline Flume Trail
Jun 20, 2022 @ 11:20am
Jun 20, 2022
Perfect conditions for dry trails. Only a couple of sandy spots.
Incline Flume Trail (West)
May 26, 2022 @ 12:24pm
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Tunnel Creek Road
Jun 12, 2019 @ 6:35pm
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