A world class outdoor destination, The Flume Trail is nearly flat, dropping only 40′ per mile and is spectacular in its setting. 1600′ above the east shore of Lake Tahoe and only a half mile away from the shoreline in places, it is truly one of the the premier trails in the world. The trail is open to hiking and mountain biking. Stop often and enjoy the view. Take something to eat and drink for an unforgettable picnic. One can access the trail head from Sheep Meadows of Mt. Rose Highway approximately 30 minutes from Carson City. The more strenuous way is to start at Spooner Summit and hike part of the Tahoe Rim Trail to meet up with the Flume Trail.