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Tahoe's Flume Trail 13.5 miles intermediate/advance­d

The Flume Trail, though beautiful, is somewhat difficult. Please be prepared for a long day of hiking.

13.5 miles long

Trailhead elevation is 7,000' and Marlette Lake (highpoint) is ~8,000'.

The trail is 13.5 miles. The hardest part, other than the length, is at the beginning to Marlette Lake. The views of Lake Tahoe and Sand Harbor are AMAZING.

This is a SHUTTLE hike...meaning we all meet at the end of the trail at the Tunnel Creek Station near the Old Ponderosa Ranch. From there we'll smush into carpools to the trailhead 10 miles south at Spooner Lake ($6 per car parking fee). At the end, we'll give a ride to the trailhead car drivers.

9:45am Estimated arrival time at the Tunnel Creek Station near the Old Ponderosa

Please don't be late.

~12:30-1:00pm lunch at Marlette Lake 

~5:00pm ending time at Tunnel Creek

~7:30pm return to Roseville

No dogs please - they can be a hazard around bikers on this steep-cliffed trail.

Please pay your carpool driver ~$18.00 toward driving, fuel, and parking. Plus realize that some folks may want to stop for dinner on the way home.

Contact: Shannon[masked]

DIRECTIONS from Roseville:

Interstate 80 east

EXIT North Lake Tahoe Highway 267 interchange to King's Beach

CONTINUE Highway 267 north all the way into Kings Beach

LEFT when you reach the stop light onto Hwy 28 south

CONTINUE Hwy 28 through Kings Beach, Crystal Bay and Incline Village

PARK along Hwy 28 a little way past Incline Village at the Tunnel Creek Station near the old Ponderosa Ranch. The address of the bike shuttle stop right next to where we park is

1115 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV.

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  • patricia j.

    Thank you Shannon. It was a beautiful hike, nice people, and a good pace. I'll try to post some photos again! I have 2 of Robyn administering first aid to the couple she met on the trail.

    October 26, 2013

  • Viera

    Awesome day! Thanks Shannon for organizing it!

    October 20, 2013

  • Sandy

    What a beautiful hike-one of my all time favorites! Thanks Shannon.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Liang

    Great hike, great weather & top them with beautiful people & fall color. Thanks Shannon.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Patricia L.

    Magnificent day, weather, scenery, fellow hikers, Shannon thanks for your organization!! Your a mother hen!

    October 20, 2013

  • Andy B

    Beautiful day, perfect trail and great hikers to share it with! Thanks Shannon and all for a wonderful day in the woods.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Joan

    It was great... A fantastic day! Thank you Shannon for all your effort!

    October 20, 2013

  • Dave S.

    The weather, Lake Tahoe, hiking trail, and people were all fantastic!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Bryan

    Thank you Shannon for organizing this hike. I had a good time!

    October 19, 2013

  • Robin

    My favorite Fall hike

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Michael L.

    See u all there!

    October 18, 2013

  • Craig

    Hi Shannon. FYI, I probably won't be doing the entire hike. Maybe will just go to Marlette (or a little further) and back, or perhaps start from the other end and meet the group part way.

    October 18, 2013

  • Kim S

    I lost two toenails this week! Feet hurt. Not a good idea to commit to a group hike with elevation gain/loss. sigh

    October 18, 2013

  • Patricia L.

    Myself, Robin and friend will leave from Penryn exit, meet you at Tunnel Station.

    October 18, 2013

  • Caroline C.

    Shannon,
    I have a Forkscrew event that starts at 6 the same day. Tried to get out of it but the organizer wasn't too pleased!

    October 15, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I can do this if anyone's carpooling out of Downtown/Midtown area. I'll contribute $20 carpool money and I am fine going with any carpool group who wants to stop to eat dinner on the way home... :-) ... Any takers!?! I hope so :-D...

    October 13, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Elizabeth...I've come down with the start of what could be a cold, and I don't want to push it this weekend. It's a tougher hike, that I can do when 100%, but I'm feeling off and I need to recuperate this whole week, so my work schedule stays intact.

      October 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can't make it anymore. Hope to join the next one!

      October 17, 2013

  • mary

    Hi Janice. I can carpool one to Folsom Park n Ride,hava tiny 2 seater so hope to find other driver for trip. If you want me to pick you up at 7:30 in midtown let me know. [masked]

    October 15, 2013

  • Emmanuel

    Hi I'll be driving north from Fairfield to Roseville on saturday morning with one passenger. I can take 3 more persons in case someone needs carpool. Just let me know asap. Thanks. Emmanuel

    October 14, 2013

  • Ross P.

    I will be leaving from the Colfax area and meet the group at the Tunnel Creek Station. If anyone wants to carpool from Colfax, let me know.

    October 14, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I can go if I can carpool with someone from 11/P / Midtown / we'll discuss. I'll definitely contribute $20 towards costs. Thank you.

    September 29, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      ...and I'm fine with riding to and from with any group who wants to stop for dinner afterwards :-)...

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to be missing this... running the Folsom half marathon relay with my sis-in-law! :) Have a great time!

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • lily

    I really wanted to do this, sorry have fun without me.

    October 7, 2013

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