Use the Trail: Tahoe City to Boca

Trail Description

The trail from Tahoe City to Truckee has been developed over the years by the North Tahoe Public Utilities District, Placer County, and the Town of Truckee. It is a paved, separated path, with heavy use in the summer, from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley; bike lanes on highway 89 from there to Truckee. The gradient is very gradual- nearly flat. As of November 2017, you can travel downstream from Boca for a 2 mile out-and-back by following Hirschdale Road to its east end and then continuing on our newly built dirt trail.  Be aware that this trail does NOT yet connect to Floriston.


At Tahoe City, other paved bike paths follow the shore of Lake Tahoe both south and east. In addition, connection can be made here to the Tahoe Rim Trail, which follows the ridgeline all the way around the Lake – 172 miles.

In Truckee, there is a network of paved and unpaved trails provided by the Town of Truckee, and also a popular road ride over Donner Summit on Old Highway 40 to Cisco Grove.


There are abundant lodging and food services in Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, and Truckee, as well as bike shops.