Biking

Whether you prefer road, paved bike paths or mountain biking, you will find excellent riding just a few miles from Stanford Sierra Conference Center. Nearby cycling spots offer some of the most scenic riding in the country.If you are looking for a mellow cruise, you can access the Pope-Baldwin Bike Path at the intersection of Fallen Leaf Road and Highway 89.  The Pope-Baldwin Beach Trail is a flat 3.4—mile paved bike path that meanders past beautiful Camp Richardson, the Tallac Historic Site and the Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber and Visitor Center. Road cyclists can choose from two excellent rides either to Emerald Bay and around Lake Tahoe or up and over Luther Pass to Hope Valley.  If you choose the heart—pumping climb up to Emerald Bay, you are rewarded with amazing views of Cascade Lake, Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe.  If you are looking for a long climb, ride over Tahoe Mountain Road then to North Upper Truckee Road then South Upper Truckee Road and climb up Luther Pass on Highway 89. Mountain bikers will find excellent single track with some fun and beginner friendly rock gardens at the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake.  For a longer ride, The Gun Mount Trail is a tame but beautiful rollercoaster of a cruise along the base of Angora Ridge and Echo Peak, parallel to North Upper Truckee Rd. There are hairpin curves in dense forest, occasional clearings – one with a pond, small streams to cross and some exceptional scenery at times. This trail is usually in great shape.For more detailed directions to any of the rides, ask at the office during your visit to our California conference center.