Alternative Transportation

Help keep the air clean and put more money in your pocket by using alternative transportation such as riding the bus or your bicycle. The City of South Lake Tahoe has public transportation with many routes. There are many bicycle paths and trails within the city as well. We have attached some links for you to view.

Public Transportation

Tahoe Transportation District, operates the South Lake Tahoe area coordinated transit system including South Shore fixed-route service, commuter service connecting the area with Carson City and the Carson Valley, and paratransit service.


A favorite activity around the lake is taking the growing number of bicycle trails through scenic woods, beside the beaches, and through state and local parks. Designated bike trails are found in the South Lake Tahoe area and are summarized and described below.

Pope-Baldwin Bike Path

Starting south of Emerald Bay at the Pope-Baldwin Beach the flat 3.4 mile path meanders south past Camp Richardson, the Tallac Historic Site and Fallen Leaf Lake and hugs Highway 89 leading west to Emerald Bay

South Lake Tahoe Bike Path

This path starts where Hwy. 50 touches Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach, and connects to other bike trails and lanes in city of South Lake Tahoe and also leads into Nevada. Part of the trail bridges over Trout Creek and the Upper Truckee River just south of the lake.

Other Links

Bicycle Trail Map
Biking in Lake Tahoe
OnRoute Trail Guide
Tahoe Bicycle Coalition