6 miles
Distance
706 ft
Climb
-283 ft
Descent
00:50:32
Avg time
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Incline Flume Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    East Shore
    Incline Village, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - November
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3279 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Gentle beginner trail that meanders at near constant elevation above Incline Village. There are a small handful of short technical or exposed sections, but nothing that can't easily be walked. If you can ride the Marlette Flume trail, you'll be comfortable here. The trail is busy near the Mt. Rose Highway trail-head, so please be courteous.

This trail was completely realigned and improved in 2017/2018 through a joint effort between the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, and the US Forest Service.

Access Info

Access the north end of the trail from Mt. Rose Highway (SR 431) about one third of a mile uphill from the sweeping left hand 180 degree turn that supports the prominent overlook of Lake Tahoe. Although there are a couple parking spots on the south side of the highway at the trailhead, it is easiest to park on the north side about 100 ft. above the trailhead.

The south end of the trail is on Tunnel Creek Road. This steep and loose gravel road is only open to authorized vehicles.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Incline Flume Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    421 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,301 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,757 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,323 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,743 ft
  • Grade
    1.3%
  • Grade max
    -18.2%
  • Grade min
    30.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:50:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:39
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on Jul 16, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (9 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Incline Flume Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 16, 2020 @ 1:19pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      The bridge at mile 5.2 (bear Tyrolean DH Trail) has a board with all screws broken that flipped up from the a front tire. Kinda scary.
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      Bikers and hikers on trail.
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jun 28, 2020
      Crowded
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 10:01am
      Jun 14, 2020
      Crowded with hikers and bikers, being Sunday.
      May 24, 2020 @ 6:56pm
      May 24, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 206 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 290 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Incline Flume Shuttle
      10 miles
      Incline flume - TRT - Tyrolian
      17 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Matchu (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!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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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      • + 0
      flag 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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      • + 0
      flag 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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