Tahoe East Shore Trail Opens
The Nevada Department of Transportation, Tahoe Transportation District and partners opened the new Tahoe East Shore Trail in Incline Village on June 28 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The approximately 3-mile path between southern Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park is now officially open to non-motorized bicycle and foot traffic. The path is a major step in a future multi-use trail circling Lake Tahoe to connect communities, parks, beaches, businesses and other destinations.
Travelers should anticipate the following:
- Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are reminded to travel attentively through the area as the path creates new vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns.
- Non-motorized bicycle and foot traffic is allowed on the path, along with electric assist bicycles.
- Dogs are allowed on the path with leash. Please pick up after your pet.
- Roadside parking is prohibited on State Route 28 between Sweetwater Road and south of Sand Harbor State Park as marked by signage. Approximately 90 new parking spots with direct access to the path are available at three new parking lots located alongside State Route 28 in Incline Village near Ponderosa Ranch Road. The parking spots will initially be offered free of charge before transitioning in coming months to paid parking through the Tahoe Transportation District. Revenues will be used to operate and maintain the trail and parking.
- Tahoe Transportation District’s East Shore Express and Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) offer bus service directly to the new pathway trailhead through Labor Day.
- The path is open from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
The path includes:
- Nearly 3 miles of 10-foot-wide paved pathway for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized use.
- Six bridges with the longest being 810 feet long.
- At its northern end, the path rises approximately 150 feet in elevation above the average Tahoe lakeshore elevation, yet maintains an accessible
grade to be family friendly.
- Seventeen vista points and 23 interpretive panels were constructed along the pathway in partnership with the Tahoe Fund to enhance the visitor experience.