Bevy of new bike trails debut

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition

Several new multi-use trails have opened or are nearing completion in the region, according to the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition.

South Shore

Lake Tahoe Boulevard | Construction of the Lake Tahoe Boulevard Class I Bicycle Trail from the Y to Viking Way is nearly complete.

Lakeview Commons | To celebrate South Lake Tahoe’s LGBTQIA+ community, the City of South Lake Tahoe has added pride-colored painting to the class I bike path near Lakeview Commons. In addition to promoting inclusivity, the rainbow paint also highlights a busy crossing.

South Tahoe Greenway | El Dorado County and Tahoe Resource Conservation District are finalizing plans to replace the washed-out bridge over the Upper Truckee River and build a paved path connecting Sierra Tract to Barton Hospital in 2024 or 2025.

As well, a new center lane and shoulder striping has been added to Herbert Avenue in the Bijou neighborhood to help calm traffic and connect the South Tahoe Greenway to Bijou Community School.

The Crossing | A stormwater improvement project behind The Crossing will improve connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians and add dark-sky compatible lighting to improve safety pending grant funding.


Martis Valley Trail | The 10.2-mile paved Martis Valley Trail opening in mid August connecting multiuse trails in the Town of Truckee through Martis Valley to Northstar Village. Future work will extend the path to Brockway Summit and down to Kings Beach as part of the Resort Triangle Trail, which will connect the communities of Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, Truckee, Martis Valley and Northstar.

Donner Pass Road | Improvements to add 6.5 miles of bike lanes along Donner Pass Road is expected to be completed on Aug. 31. |