20 miles
4,355 ft
-5,106 ft
2 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.

Local Trail Association
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (www.tamba.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
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
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

TRT: Kingsbury to Spooner
Sep 5, 2018 @ 6:21am
Sep 5, 2018
Rode between the north and south Daggett Loop intersections. Dry and sandy conditions, but in good shape. No other traffic encounter, very quiet.
Van Sickle Trail
Sep 4, 2018 @ 9:49am
Sep 4, 2018
Sandy/Dusty. Very isolated, only one other rider and 4 friendly hikers.
TRT: Kingsbury Grade to the Buchanan Road Access Trai
Sep 4, 2018 @ 9:49am
Sep 4, 2018
Sandy/Dusty. Very isolated. Didn't encounter any other riders or hikers.
Buchanan Road Access Trail
May 15, 2018 @ 9:57pm
May 15, 2018
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