Bike or Take a Stroll along the Tahoe East Shore Trail

Incline Village, Nevada

based on 1 reviews



2.75 miles

Elevation Gain

300 ft

Route Type



Added by Neonconflagrations

A dedicated cycling and pedestrian path that varies between elevated views and shoreside access along Lake Tahoe between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park.

Lake Tahoe's East Shore Trail is a wide paved walking and cycling path running between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park. Opened in 2019, the path lies completely separate from the road, sometimes hovering well above it on the mountainside, and other times running parallel to it on a bridge platform that looks down upon the lake's emerald eastern shore.

Spanning 2.75 miles point to point, the East Shore Trail is another step along the way of eventually constructing off-street mixed-use trails circling Tahoe's entire perimeter. ADA accessible and popular among walkers, runners, cyclists, and pet owners, the trail has made access to some of Tahoe's hard-to-reach beaches easier for those willing to put in a bit of an effort to reach them. Hidden Beach, Memorial Point, and Sand Harbor all lie along the path, with bike racks, bathrooms, and signage set beside paths to overlook points or down to the water. Additionally, there are several bicycle tool kiosks along the route.

The path is a popular destination, and bicyclists may find the route slow going during popular times. But those looking for a scenic cycling or walking route or an access point to some of the Tahoe's rugged and scenic eastern beaches may want to pay this trail a visit. There are also numerous bike racks and a footpath into Sand Harbor at the trail's end. Note that there is a pedestrian entrance fee of $2 per person at Sand Harbor.

There is paid parking at the trailhead, but it fills up quickly during the busy times. Visitors may need to look for off-street parking in the vicinity or access the trails via Incline Village's bicycle paths. Drinks and food are available at Tunnel Creek Cafe near the trailhead.

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Family Friendly
Picnic Area
ADA Accessible

Bike or Take a Stroll along the Tahoe East Shore Trail Reviews

This is one of the most beautiful bike paths ever constructed. It has stable railing that overlooks Lake Tahoe and has plenty of room for all. Recommended to take this route during the summer at sunset. It has emblemed fish along the path that were out there in honor of the donors who made this bike path a reality.

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Monkey Rock

Surf Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor Beach

SUP from Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor Nature Trail

Photograph Bonsai Rock