Tahoe East Shore Trail
Partners: Tahoe Transportation District, Nevada Division of State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Nevada Division of State Lands, US Forest Service, Incline Village General, Improvement District, Washoe County, Nevada Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
Funds Raised: $1,000,000+
The Tahoe East Shore Trail (formerly the Incline to Sand Harbor Bike Path) is a spectacular three-mile paved path that provides a new opportunity for the community to experience the natural beauty of the eastern shore of Tahoe. The path significantly improves the safety of those traveling down the Highway 28 corridor, while creating an exceptional recreational amenity with added environmental benefits. With a 10-foot wide path, it meets the American Disability Act standards to ensure it is accessible to everyone to ride, walk or stroll.
The new path begins at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Highway 28, expanding the current Lakeshore bike path for three more miles down to the Sand Harbor State Park. Along the way it provides access to Hidden Beach, Memorial Point and various other scenic vistas. It is a major component of the Tahoe Trail that will one day go all the way around the Lake.
Led by the Tahoe Transportation District, the project team identified more than $12 million dollars in public funding from various federal, state and Washoe County sources for construction. Through the generosity of our donors, the Tahoe Fund met the original goal of $750,000 to act as a match to access and leverage these public funds. The match triggered a cascade of public funding to fund the path and safety and stormwater improvements along the entire Rt 28 corridor from Incline Village to Spooner Summit. The Tahoe Fund also created a long-term maintenance fund for the project that currently holds more than $600,000.
Led by the Nevada Department of Transportation, construction of the new path and Rt. 28 safety improvements is now complete.
It is not too late to leave your legacy on the trail. Donate now.
Donations made after May 1, 2019 will fund bike trails all around Lake Tahoe.
Coming Soon- East Shore Trail Extension
Plans are now underway for the extension of the Tahoe East Shore Trail, extending from Sand Harbor to Spooner Summit. Project partners at the Tahoe Transportation District, Nevada Department of Transportation, and the US Forest Service, are finalizing the environmental approvals and preliminary construction schedule for the next segment.
This next phase will expand the Highway 28 safety improvements, shared-use path, parking, transit stops, emergency pullouts, visitor amenities, and other environmental improvements.
We know there are a lot of questions about this next section. Here are some answers to the ones we hear the most frequently: East Shore Trail Extension FAQ
Leave your legacy along the trail with engraved emblems:
Trout-shaped Plaques will be installed on the bridges – $5,000
Bear-shaped Pavers will be set in concrete at Hidden Beach – $2,500
Join the Hidden Beach Donor Recognition Wall with a donation of $100 or more.
Take a ride on the East Shore Trail with the Reno Gazette Journal