The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a vision of following the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, plus some sections of new trail and bridges.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Map
tahoe pyramid bikeway map


The Bikeway has been recommended for a
$2 Million grant from the California State Parks to complete the last four miles of trail between Truckee and Reno. Expect completion of this last section (between Hirschdale and Floriston) in 2017 - 2018. Read more here

This grant must be supplemented by $300,000 from other sources, so our fundraising efforts aren't over yet. Click here to help us reach this final goal!

Read more here

See current site specific conditions on the "Use the Trail"
page for the section you are going to visit, as there are often temporary closures or repairs that may affect your ride.


  • The missing 2-mile trail from Farad to Fleish is 90% complete, but not quite connected on the upstream end. Look for a 2016 opening!

  • The section of Bikeway continuing upriver beyond Fleish Bridge is completed and open. You can reach the finished section by taking I-80 from Verdi upriver to Farad, then turning around and driving east 2.8 miles to a large parking area. From there it is a gentle 3 mile walk or ride upstream on the new trail.

  • The trail at McCarran Ranch has been re-routed by the Nature Conservancy, so keep a lookout for signs.
  • Events/Updates

    Learn more about the trail! View our new video

    Save the Date! March 9, 5 - 7pm: Annual Truckee Kickoff Party
    Moody's, Truckee. Part cocktail party, part slideshow.

    Click here to download your personal log for completing the entire Bikeway with our new "Tour the Truckee" challenge


    Trail Supporters

    Each year, we have over 100 donors who give $100 each or more. The money raised by the Century Circle giving campaign is used for trail planning and design, as well as modest administrative costs. If you want to join the donor list, click here.

    Thanks to all who donated in 2015!

    If you would like to know about how to create a challenge grant (you match donations from smaller donors) or a bequest, please call us at 775-825-9868.

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