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Tahoe Rim Trail - Tahoe Meadows to Marlette Flume Trail

Important Information: This section of the Tahoe Rim Trail only allows bikes on even days from Tahoe Meadows and Tunnel Creek Road.
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Trail Review(s)
Rider - Eric
Starting the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe Meadows was nice.  The trail was not tight single track due to heavy use, but it was nice.  The climbs were not bad.  The views were excellent.  There are some sandy sections, but when we rode it in late July everything was in pretty good shape. This was a great ride until we started descending the Flume Trail.  The Flume Trail is really just like riding down an old sandy railroad grade. It had good views, but was crowded and extremely boring. I will not be doing the Flume again.  I would rather ride the Tahoe Rim Section as an out and back and save the shuttle.
Would you ride again?
Yes to the Tahoe Rim Section and No to the Flume Trail Section
Any suggestions?
Pass on the Marlette Flume trail and just ride the Tahoe Rim Trail section as an out and back. 

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Trail Statistics
My Rating
07 of 10
Ride Type
Trail Type
Road Type
Gravel & Paved
Average Grade
Vertical Gain
Vertical Loss
Max. Elevation
Min. Elevation

Trail Fees
Parking / Use
Free, Limited

Trail Location
Regional City
Lake Tahoe, CA
Closest City
Incline Village, NV
Start (Lat./Lon.)
N39° 18.441'
W119° 54.484'
End (Lat./Lon.)
N39° 14.061'
W119° 55.843'

Trails Ridden
Tahoe Rim Trail
    (Tahoe Meadows Section)

Marlette Flume Trail
Nearby Trails
Red Flume Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail        (Spooner to Kingsbury)
North Canyon Trail
    (no bikes)
Mount Rose Trail
    (no bikes)
Tahoe Rim Trail               (Heavenly to Armstrong)
Tahoe Rim Trail
    (Mr. Toads Wild Ride)

Tahoe Rim Trail
    (Mt Baldy to Tahoe City)

Eric Meyer,
Mar 1, 2010, 8:33 AM
Eric Meyer,
Mar 1, 2010, 8:32 AM