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
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)
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Panorama From Tahoe Rim Trail Near The Bench
Panorama From Tahoe Rim Trail Near The Bench
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Aug 26, 2017
About 4.5 miles South of Spooner Trailhead on TRT. Spectacular Vista at 8,800'. Terry Vachon seen in video.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Van Sickle Trail
Dec 14, 2017 @ 9:53pm
22 hours
Snowy and ice at times special close to Creek crossings. Tree down as well
Buchanan Road Access Trail
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:19am
Nov 17, 2017
TRT: Kingsbury Grade to the Buchanan Road Access Trai
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:19am
Nov 17, 2017
TRT: Kingsbury to Spooner
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:17am
Nov 17, 2017
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