Kayak, Hike, or Bike Your Way to a Refreshing Beer on Tahoe's Ale Trail

Kayak, Hike, or Bike Your Way to a Refreshing Beer on Tahoe's Ale Trail


Nothing quenches your thirst better than a cold brew at the end of a long bike ride. Or a delicious beer after a day spent on the water. Whatever your preferred sport, there's a beer (or two, or three) waiting for you at the end of the Tahoe Ale Trail.

For adventurers seeking the perfect pairing of singletrack and suds or paddling and pints, look no further than the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Campaign, where you can hike, mountain bike, road bike, kayak, or paddleboard to a dozen different watering holes to quench your high altitude thirst. 

The Tahoe Ale Trail consists of 16-20 already-established trails that end at a local bar, restaurant, or lodge. Most of the trails are loops that take you back to your original location and can accommodate various skill levels. The paddleboard options are the most aggressive, but visitors can choose any level they want for their skill and time allotted.

“We wanted to connect outdoor fitness with a suiting reward,” explained Andy Chapman, President/CEO of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau. 

Some of the best combos include a kayak paddle along the undeveloped east shore of the lake from Chimney Beach to the floating Pier 111 bar, or the classic Flume Trail mountain bike ride from Spooner Lake into the Tunnel Creek Cafe near Incline Village. Other routes include the Tahoe Triangle from Kings Beach to Tahoe City and back. It’s a 36-mile route, but ends at Jason’s Beachside Grille where you can pick up a Tahoe Sunset cocktail with passion fruit vodka, cranberry, pineapple, grapefruit juice and lemon-lime soda along with some beer-battered onion rings. See all the trails in the map below and get moving! 

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