The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a vision of following the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, plus some sections of new trail and bridges.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Map
tahoe pyramid bikeway map


The Bikeway has been recommended for a
$2 Million grant from the California State Parks to complete the last four miles of trail between Truckee and Reno. Expect completion of this last section (between Hirschdale and Floriston) in 2017 - 2018. Read more here

This grant must be supplemented by $300,000 from other sources, so our fundraising efforts aren't over yet. Click here to help us reach this final goal!

Read more here

See current site specific conditions on the "Use the Trail"
page for the section you are going to visit, as there are often temporary closures or repairs that may affect your ride.


  • The missing 2-mile trail from Farad to Fleish is 90% complete, but not quite connected on the upstream end. Look for a 2016 opening!

  • The section of Bikeway continuing upriver beyond Fleish Bridge is completed and open. You can reach the finished section by taking I-80 from Verdi upriver to Farad, then turning around and driving east 2.8 miles to a large parking area. From there it is a gentle 3 mile walk or ride upstream on the new trail.

  • Events/Updates

    Learn more about the trail! View our new video

    To learn more about the Bikeway, drop by our exhibit table at the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey on June 3 at Idlewild Park or at the Tour de Nez on June 11 on Hill Street, downtown Reno.

    Bikeway Slide Show

    Wednesday June 1:  At 6:30 pm REI is hosting a slide show about the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway given by Janet Phillips, president and founder.  This is part of the store’s series of talks about outdoor recreation.  No RSVP or cost to attend.

    Sunday June 5 will be our first-ever Trail Work Day and Picnic.  There are about a dozen sites, mostly west of Verdi, where volunteer help is needed for trail maintenance—mostly weed combat.  You can either sign up individually or as a group by emailing  It would be helpful to know if you have landscape tools and know-how.  Don’t worry about knowing where to go and what to do….each section has a crew leader. 

    The schedule is to work from 9:00 to noon, then have a hosted picnic in Verdi.  Sorry—no one under 18.


    Click here to download your personal log for completing the entire Bikeway with our new "Tour the Truckee" challenge


    Trail Supporters

    Each year, we have over 100 donors who give $100 each or more. The money raised by the Century Circle giving campaign is used for trail planning and design, as well as modest administrative costs. If you want to join the donor list, click here.

    Thanks to all who donated in 2015!

    If you would like to know about how to create a challenge grant (you match donations from smaller donors) or a bequest, please call us at 775-825-9868.

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