SHUTTLE SERVICE IS SLATED TO BEGIN FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2022.
HIKERS, BIKERS, TRAIL RUNNERS - WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU ALL!
For summer 2022, you can now book your shuttle using our online reservation system
A large amount of the shuttles we operate are for private groups. If you have a specific event, departure time and/or shuttle route in mind that you don't see listed blow, please call us to discuss.
We're excited to launch trailhead shuttles for Mils Peak and Mount Hough! We will be operating these shuttles on a weekly basis departing from Truckee.
A credit card payment is required when booking your shuttle to guarantee your spot.
We require a minimum of 4 - 6 riders to guarantee a shuttle departure, depending on the route. See route specific below for details regarding these rider minimums. Solo passengers or small groups will be asked to meet the minimum in the event that there are no other reservations for a desired route.
We extend a 48-hour cancellation policy on our scheduled trailhead shuttles. Cancellations made outside of 48-hours before departure date will be issued a 100% refund. Cancellations made between 24-48 hours will be issued a 100% credit for future use. Cancellations made less than 24-hours of your departure will forfeit the entire amount and no credits or refunds will be issued. Private shuttles are subject to their own cancellation terms
Drop-offs that account for a return shuttle at the end of your route will only offer one return time. This time will be dependent on start time, length of route and other factors. You must be punctual and responsible for arriving at the designated pickup spot by the established return time.
You can bring your dog if it is well behaved and there's room. $5/pet.
GET IN THE VAN RETURNS FOR SUMMER 2022!
Interested in something other than what's listed? Round up your crew and give us a call to schedule a custom shuttle drop for your point to point epic.
Truckee's premier singletrack ride is waiting for you! Riders will connect the Watson Peak or Watson Lake region into the Sawtooth trail complex on three sections of the Big Chief trail with standout views of the Sierra Crest along the way. Some really quality trailbuilding has taken place in getting this newer 8 mile trail cut in, evidenced by the stone work, berms & rock features, and the flow that one feels as you ride towards Truckee. At the end of Big Chief, you can tie into Sawtooth Trail / Happy Face or take the 06 fire road back to the Sawtooth trailhead as an easier alternative.
$30 per person, 4 rider minimum
MILLS PEAK & MOUNT HOUGH LINK UP
This is a big day of riding for those looking to venture north into the Lost Sierra. We'll make the 2 hour trek from Truckee to the summit of Mount Hough to begin the outing. Then it's nearly a 4,000' drop to the Feather River on buff, smooth singletrack. You'll ride two shuttle laps with a variation on the second go around to keep things fresh. On the return drive home you'll be delivered to the top of Mills Peak where you'll drop over 2,500' to the outskirts of Graeagle. That's nearly 10,000 feet of vert up for grabs to day, folks! Rest up in the van on the hour return drive back to Truckee.
$125 per person, 5 rider minimum
TRUCKEE - Donner SUMMIT
Short in length but this one packs a punch. From Donner Summit you'll climb into Castle Valley and connect with the singletrack that takes you east to Summit Lake. We suggest adding on a trip to Andesite Peak (shown in the map linked below) before linking up with the Donner Lake Rim Trail. You'll find yourself on a technical traverse atop twisty, tight granite outcroppings that take you in and put of the forested pines en route to Summit Lake. From here it's a an exhilarating and fast descent to the lower Johnson Canyon (Wendin Way) trailhead, where riders can descend a 1.2 miles section of pavement to Donner Lake. It's an additional 4 mile spin along the lake back into Truckee.
$30 per person, 4 rider minimum
kings beach - martis peak
Lake views and fast trail, what more cold you ask for? This is a popular route that descends the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from Martis Peak. Stop and smell the flowers and savor the sights at the start. You'll branch off of the TRT onto a smaller network of trails that drop you into Kings Beach. With close to 100% singletrack riding, over 2,200' of elevation loss and with minimal climbing, this is a great option for riders looking to get a lot of bang for their buck in a short amount of time.
$30 per person, 4 rider minimum
But wait, there's more...
Below are some additional routes we periodically shuttle for private groups that you may like to consider. Please call us to discuss or reserve any of the options listed below.
CHIMNEY BEACH - ROSE MEADOWS
One of the best mountain bike rides you'll ever do! This route takes riders from Rose Meadows, perched at 8,900', along the TRT to peaceful and tranquil Marlette Lake via the historic Marlette Flume Trail. An alternative route for those seeking a harder challenge can forego the Flume Trail and opt for riding up to Herlan Peak and Marlett Peak. Stunning scenery, amazing stretches of trail, and what better way to finish it than with a hair-raising descent of over 2,000' to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Offered on 'even' days only.
$30 per person, 6 rider minimum
TAHOE PYRAMID TRAIL
Two States in one ride? This route is an awesome one and covers the finest portions of the Tahoe Pyramid Trail, which connects Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. On this point to point, users will enjoy views of the Truckee River Canyon as you pedal downriver, losing elevation the whole way. The route starts near Hirschdale and is a car-free dirt trail (mostly singletrack) that parallels the highway. The trail sits recessed along the river and is sheltered from the sounds of autos for the most part. Suspension bridges, historical sites, rail cars, wildlife spottings....what's not to love about it? There's nothing too technical on this trail. Check it out!
$35 per person, 4 rider minimum
TAHOE CITY - martis peak
This shuttle enables riders to ride some of the most epic sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail all the way from Martis Peak back to Tahoe City. You begin with a sweet, fast descent to Brockway Summit before crossing Hwy 267 and continuing along a mix of climbing and short descents to Watson Lake. From Watson Lake you traverse to Painted Rock and eventually finish the ride on the Glass Mountain section of the TRT that drops you into Tahoe City. Or drop tWestern State to Alpine Meadows and ride bike path back into Tahoe City.
$40 per person, 4 rider minimum - Above suggested route is 24 miles
45 minute shuttle from Tahoe City* to Martis Peak. *Meets at 64 Acres TRT Trailhead
SPOONER TO GENOA (Roundtrip)
Climb the Tahoe Rim Trail to 'The Bench' (near Genoa Pk) from Spooner Summit and take in our favorite high alpine views of Lake Tahoe. You then begin a massive descent on rocky, tight switchbacks that make up the Sierra Canyon Trail. You'll finish the route at Nevada's oldest bar before in the small town of Genoa before taking a return shuttle back to Truckee.
$60 per person, 8 rider minimum - Above suggested route is 16 - 18 miles
60 minute shuttle from Truckee to Spooner Summit trailhead , 90 minute return shuttle to Truckee
ROSE - TOADS (Roundtrip)
If you're after a full day of EPIC, look no further. A morning shuttle to Rose Meadows puts you on the TRT and you'll make your way around the East Shore and South Lake Tahoe. Choose your own adventure with various options available throughout the ride including Marlette Peak or Marlette Flume Trail, Van Sickle, Monument Pass, Armstrong Connector, and Mr Toads Wild Ride (Saxon Creek). This is the famous ROSE TO TOADS itinerary that every mountain biker should put on their bucket list. This shuttle includes a resupply of food and water at Kingsbury Grade, beer at the end, and return transportation to Truckee from South Lake Tahoe. Shuttle available on even days only.
$60 per person, 8 rider minimum - Above suggested route (Rose to Toads) is 62 miles
45 minute shuttle from Truckee to Rose Meadows, 90 minute return shuttle to Truckee
OLYMPIC VALLEY - sugar bowl (no bikes)
This is one of the sweetest stretches of the Pacific Crest Trail that you won't want to miss. You'll hike or run up to Mt Judah before traversing the crest and making visits to Mt Judah, Anderson Peak & Tinker's Knob. If you're feeling good, tack on Granite Chief before a lovely descent down to Olympic Valley via Shirley Lake and Squaw Creek. An amazing summer or fall outing that's abundant with greenery, amazing scents, and an awesome assortment of wildflowers to keep your spirits running high.
$30 per person, 4 rider minimum - Above suggested route is 16 miles
30 minute shuttle from Olympic Valley up to Donner Summit (Donner Peak TH)