Bike Trail to Nevada Beach and Round Hill Pines Beach
Guests who stay at Lakeside Inn have convenient access to a very scenic bike trail. The bike trail goes to two of Lake Tahoe's more popular beaches, Nevada Beach and Round Hill Pines Beach. The trail is well used by walkers, runners, bikers, and dog walkers (dogs on this trail are happy...very happy dogs). The trailhead is at the corner of Highway 50 and Kahle Drive (two roads that border our property). There is also a great bike rental shop, Shoreline Adventure Center, on that corner if you don't bring your own.
The trail is slightly downhill to start. Just a few turns of the bike's pedals are all that's needed to allow you to coast for a couple hundred yards. When the trail flattens out, it gently meanders through the forest where some of the pine trees along the way are impressively large. Before you know it, you come to the part of the bike trail that parallels Elks Point Road. Turn left and go straight until you come to Nevada Beach.
To access Round Hill Pines Beach, there is a right hand turn near the end of Elks Point Road. After you cross Elks Point Road, there is a short incline. Like the saying goes, "what goes up, must come down" and at the top you are treated to a nice long descent straight to Round Hill Pines Beach. Parking at Round Hill Pines Beach is $10 ($8 at Nevada Beach) so you can take that cash and treat yourself with a cold beverage.
Enjoy the trail, the scenery, and the beach. The list of fun outdoor activities at Lake Tahoe is long and this trail is right up at the top!