Squaw Valley Bike Park

The 113th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Northeast of Tahoe City, the Squaw Valley Bike Park opened in the summer of 2010. There are 12 trails totaling 15 miles for downhill and cross-country riding. With lift access, there is a maximum vertical of 2,000 feet. Make sure to check out the Goat Trail.

The lodging options at Squaw and nearby towns are very limited and very expensive.

Better known for the alpine skiing, this area is not known for its nightlife. For apres ski, try the Loft Bar, but the best bets are in Tahoe City (Pierce Street Annex, Pete & Peters, Naughty Dog) or Truckee (American Bar, Tahoe Taps or the Tourist Club).

Overall, Squaw Valley Bike Park is the 113th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Squaw Valley Bike Park including Flume Trail, Coldstream Canyon Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sierra Canyon Trail, Verdi Peak Trail and Ellis Peak / Ellis LakeLower Lola Montez Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Squaw Valley (530) 583-6985; Central Reservation (800) 403-0206; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Map:  "Lake Tahoe" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Pepper Tree Inn, Tahoe City (800) 624-8590; Mayfield House B&B, Tahoe City; Holiday Inn Express, Truckee

Luxury Loding:  Plumpjack Hotel (530) 583-1576; Resort At Squaw Creek (800) 403-4434

Breakfast Restaurant:  Rosies Cafe, Tahoe City; The Squeeze, Truckee

Reference Source:  click here http://www.squaw.com

GPS:  39.176, -120.233

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  22557


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