There are a variety of paved multi-use bike paths in the North Lake Tahoe area. The paths are used by cyclist, runners, skaters, and walkers alike. It's a great way to see the area without having hop in the car and fight the traffic. The trails can be used to commute from place to place or for sight seeing. Great for the lone traveler or the entire family.
Truckee River Path
This path follows the Truckee River all the way down to Squaw Valley. The path is approximately 8 miles and is relatively flat with plenty of places to stop by the river. This is a great path for the entire family.
West Shore Path
This path follows the West Shore of Lake Tahoe along Hwy 89 from Tahoe City to Sugar Pine State Park. The path is approximately 12 miles in length and can be a bit difficult at times as it gains and falls in elevation, detours through residential neighborshoods, and crosses Hwy 89 several times. There are plenty of places to stop for a swim or a bite to eat along the path, but there is a small section in Homewood where the path is not finished so riders have to share the highway on a small shoulder.
Dollar Hill Path
This path starts at the north end of Tahoe City (at Commons Beach) and travels to the top of Dollar Hill. It's a great way to get to and from town for those staying in Dollar Point or Lake Forest, and provides access to great mountain bike trails at the top of Dollar Hill. This trail provides good access for off road riding.