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Marlette Lake/Flume Trail




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Mountain Biking

Directions to the trailhead: Located in Nevada State Park, this popular trail is often crowded in the summer. Challenging even to the expert rider, the trail begins east of the picnic area near Spooner Lake. Turn left on the dirt road that heads toward the meadow and follow a sandy road for five miles to Marlette Lake. Turn left across the dam. Access: The trail ends at Tunnel Creek Road. To make a loop, turn right and ride to the top of the ridge. You will reach Twin Lakes in 1/2 mile, 7/10's of a mile past the lake sign turn right or continue to the next main road and turn right. Turn right again on Forest Service Road 504, climb the ridge and where the road forks, continue straight to Marlette Lake. Take Highway 28 to the Spooner Lake parking lot at Nevada State Park. Attractions and Considerations: With magnificent views of Lake Tahoe, this single track trail lies 1,500 feet above the lake. Remember to wear your safety helmet. Caution: Do not attempt this ride if you are afraid of heights or unfamiliar with your bike. A parking fee is charged. If you take two cars, limited parking is available at Tunnel Creek Road by the former Ponderosa Ranch.
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult
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