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.

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
    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 | 145 | 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 | 59 | 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
May 24, 2017 @ 11:05am
13 hours
Clear as an out and back for about 2 miles. Snow past the bridge and waterfall. Barn Trail and Keller Connector are open. reporter
TRT: Kingsbury to Spooner
Mar 22, 2017 @ 4:55pm
Mar 22, 2017
TRT: Big Meadow to Kingsbury
Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:07am
Mar 22, 2017
Covered in snow reporter
TRT: Kingsbury Grade to the Buchanan Road Access Trai
Nov 18, 2016 @ 4:00pm
Nov 18, 2016
Snow but still ridable
more reports »
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