The Flume Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Glenbrook, NV that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible from June until October.
Flume trail is a 14 mile trail located near Incline Village, Nevada and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.
First 3.5 miles is a big up hill. But the ride down was a blast.
Gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe below.
This was a great hike!! There was a lot of snow when we went witch made it difficult, but the view was all worth it(:
Loved it!! Still a lot of snow to trek through 5/13/16. The Flume Trail was 95% rideable. It's going to take a couple weeks for the snow to melt away around the lake area.
It is spectacular. Great views of Lake Tahoe. Really good trail
Nice easy walk with gorgeous views. Lots of neat little coves and beaches along the way. The only drawback is the noise from Hwy 28.
Among the most scenic trails in the region, absolutely gorgeous! Mostly a flat single track. Mountain bikers love this stretch of trail as well.
Not for the weak of heart. Quite a grunt to get to Marlette Lake. Then a single track with cliff drops all the way down the flume. The views are SPECTACULAR! Definitely worth carrying the bike for part of the "ride"!
This mountain bike trip on the east side of Lake Tahoe is an adventure, starting from Spooner Lake State Park and 4 miles uphill to the top of a ridge above Marlette Lake (about half is fairly flat, but we had to walk our bikes in several places - better conditioned riders can do the whole thing, and after the top of the ridge you can ride most of the way except for crossing landslide areas), 2.4 miles down to and along the length of Marlette Lake to the start of the 4.4 mile Flume and going right alongside the Tahoe Rim trail above Sand Beach and then to a 3 mile sandy (and treacherous if going too fast when you hit the deep sandy spots - watch out!) Tunnel Creek road to the Ponderosa and a shuttle that will take you back to the Flume Trail Bike shop at Spooner Lake. It was a cloudy and slightly rainy day, the trail down from the top of the ridge to and along Marlette Lake was a good breather before hitting the narrow Flume trail. All of us had at least one wipeout near the bottom of the sandy Tunnel Road but no major injuries. Would do it again!
If you start this trail at Spooner Lake, you would reach Marlette Lake at 4 1/2 miles. Marlette is incredible. It is surrounded by firs and aspen forests. It is almost 2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Starting from Spooner Lake, the ascent is much gentler than starting from Tunnel Creek Station. It is possible to cut off about 5 miles by starting at a trail that begins at the parking lot on the east side of Highway 28, about 2 miles south of Sand Harbor. The trail head begins behind the first green gate (as you enter the parking area) and stays on the right side of the stream for 1 mile. The first mile is very steep, but is groomed trail. At 1 mile there is a small footbridge and clear cold water that is so refreshing. About one mile beyond the footbridge there is a junction in the trail at 119 54' 44.2'W and 39 09' 54.6" N. At the junction, the trail to the left is not as well marked as the main trail. It leads directly to the spillway of Marlette Lake. From there, heading south on the Flume Trail, Spooner Lake is about 5 miles.
The Flume Trail Shuttle runs between Spooner Lake and the Ponderosa Ranch, so you don't need two cars to do this point-to-point. The cost of the shuttle is $10 if you rent a bike from the Flume Trail Bike Tours at Spooner Lake, or $15 if you don't. The last shuttle is at 4:40 pm from Spooner and at 5:00 pm from the Ponderosa. They run seven days a week every hour.
Fishing at Marlette is catch and release, artificial lures with barbless hooks. I haven't fished it yet, but I saw some nice fish jumping near the spillway.
Stunning views of Lake Tahoe. Overlooking Sand Harbor.