Summer is in full swing in Truckee/Tahoe so it’s time to soak up the summer fun! With the opening of America’s Most Beautiful Bike Trail, the Tahoe Ale Trail, and Foam Fest at Squaw, there’s no reason this season not to get on your bike or paddleboard to enjoy some sweet views and tasty brews in Truckee/ Tahoe this year.
To get your motor running, we’ve hand-selected three incredibly cool ways to see some of the most spectacular sights of summer in and around our hometown.
And as always, if you ever want some more ideas on where to go and what to do in Truckee/Tahoe, our family at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate in Truckee is ready to share our local advice with you.
After three long years of construction, the most beautiful biking and walking trail in Lake Tahoe is now open. Officially called the East Shore Bike Trail, locals and visitors alike are referring to this three-mile stretch (6 miles round-trip) in Incline Village, NV “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Trail” – and with good reason.
It starts at the old Ponderosa Ranch location on the east end of Incline Village and ends at Sand Harbor State Park. You can start and park at the Tunnel Creek Café and get ready for miles of jaw-dropping views every inch of the way. It’s a very easy trail so be sure to bring the little ones and your furry friends too. Throughout the trail you can learn about the history of the Lake, park your bike and take some pictures, or bring a snack and sit on the benches that are positioned literally over the lake!
We’d like to take this moment, too, to thank all the organizations who raised over 1 million dollars and worked together to make this iconic trail available to you and yours.
Tahoe Transportation District, Nevada Division of State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Nevada Division of State Lands, US Forest Service, Incline Village General, Improvement District, Washoe County, Nevada Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration … and hundreds of private donors.
There are many reasons why Outdoor magazine has selected Lake Tahoe as one of the top places to find adventure in the USA. Among this list is the now-very-famous Tahoe Ale Trail. Just one peek at this Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Map and you’ll be packing your bike and paddleboard and heading to the High Sierra.
There are many trails from which to choose; our favorite on our mountain bike is the ride from Brockway Summit to Tahoe City along the famous Tahoe Rim Trail. This excerpt is one of many that you can find and read about on the Ale Trail Map.
Brockway Summit to Tahoe City on the Tahoe Rim Trail: Mountain Bike
20.2 miles (point-to-point)
A Tahoe Rim Trail classic, this 20-mile section of trail includes some great cross-country riding, sustained climbs and long, fun descents. Stop for a breather at Watson Lake, enjoy wildflowers in high meadows and huge views of Lake Tahoe along the way.
Park near the top of Brockway Summit at the Tahoe Rim Trail trailhead and pedal west. The trail eventually ends right in Tahoe City behind the golf course.
Suggested Ale Trail stop
PADDLE IN PARADISE
Leave it to the locals in Truckee and Tahoe to come up with a whole map of places to paddle to find cool provisions on the edge of the Lake. Within the Ale Trail Map there are several really beautiful options to paddle around the lake and pick up a cold brew along the way. Here’s another excerpt from the map that takes you along the scenic side of the west shore.
Homewood to Meeks Bay and Back: Kayak/Paddleboard
This slice of the West Shore showcases everything from wooded shorelines to sandy beaches. Paddle south from Homewood until you reach the crescent beaches of Meeks Bay, where you can hop off the paddleboard for a rest or a swim.
Public beaches just north of Homewood
Suggested Ale Trail stop
SAVE THE DATE!
August 31 – The Village at Squaw Valley
Foam Fest is one of the most highly anticipated annual festivals in the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area. It brings people together for a great reason and great afternoon of all-inclusive beer tasting from 30 regional breweries with more types of beer to taste than ever before.
Featuring live music by ALO and Lost Whiskey Engine, you should make a day of it with the event starting at 2:00 pm and concluding at 6:00 p.m. The fee starts at $10 as an entry donation and the all-inclusive beer tasting tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door. For tickets and more details, visit AchieveTahoe.org.
All proceeds support Achieve Tahoe’s adaptive summer and winter programs that build health, confidence, and independence in people with disabilities.
No matter where you pedal, paddle, or pursue a few cool beverages,
we wish you all the best of summer fun with your family in tow!
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