Description: Not much to describe here. The paved trail meanders
through pine and fir forest, passes Camp Richardson, Valhalla, Pope
Estates, and the Visitor Center, then continues on past Baldwin Beach
and finally intersects with Highway 89 again. To extend the ride,
you can continue up Highway 89, but the road is narrow, with little
shoulder, and it does begin to get steeper. You can also extend the
ride by making side trips to Baldwin Beach, Visitor Center Beach,
or Kiva Beach (and Pope Estates).
only drawback to this ride is how crowded it can get on summer weekends.
If you are in Tahoe during the week, this is a fine ride. On the weekends,
we would recommend a less crowded ride such as South
Upper Truckee or Cathedral Road
both of which are scenic, easy, relatively flat rides that a family
Be extra careful around Camp Richardson which can get very hectic
with cars, bikes, rollerbladers, and pedestrians all converging on