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General Information: This is an alternative start to get to the Angora Lakes or Clark's Trail rides. The start is scenic but easy, turning into intermediate as the trail begins to parallel Fallen Leaf Lake Road. The trail drops you onto Tahoe Mountain Rd. where you can climb to the start of the Angora Lakes and Clark's Trail rides.

 

Where To Start: From "The Y" (Raley's Center) in South Lake Tahoe, drive north on highway 89 towards Emeral Bay. Just after the double lane highway turns into a single lane and curves right (watch the speed trap here!) the South Shore Bike Trail begins off to the right. Park on the shoulder near the beginning of the bike trail. The ride starts across the street from the bike trail at the gate.

Trail Description: The wide path quickly divides into two single tracks. Take the left fork and follow this trail to a small meadow. Take the small single track that branches right. This trail turns into a larger trail after a short while. Head right onto the larger trail. Continue along this trail, making sure to always head north. The trail is mostly flat with a few short rises that a small child may need to walk. At 1.8 miles, the trail will split near a Forest Service gate off of the paved Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Do not cross the road, instead head left along the single track that parallel Fallen Leaf Lake Rd. This trail eventually ends at Tahoe Mountain Road. If you head up the hill, you will come to the gate for the Angora Ridge Rd. Turn onto this road to get to Angora Lakes and the Clark's Trail.

To get back, either retrace your steps or head back down Tahoe Mountain Rd. to Fallen Leaf Lake Road, take a right and ride to Highway 89. Turn right (south) on the South Shore Bike Trail which will dump you out onto Highway 89 two and a half miles later right next to your car!

Environmental Concerns: None.

 

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