The bike ride to Fallen Leaf Lake is about 8 miles from the Tahoe Keys neighborhood, but you can start anywhere along the Camp Richardson bike trail. For the three of us, the 8 miles took 45 minutes. At the end of the trail, you will arrive at the Fallen Leaf Store. During the off-season, the store is closed, so make sure to bring your own food! We brought some snacks and used the lonely picnic tables with an amazing view of Fallen Leaf Lake. The view in the end is definitely worth the 8 mile ride!
From the Camp Richardson bike trail, you need to turn off onto Fall Leaf Rd. Here is the location of the Fallen Leaf Lake Store where our bike tour ended.
The trail is mostly on paved road the entire way, and goes through some nice houses right on Fallen Leaf Lake.
ABOUT THE GEAR
For our Fallen Leaf Lake biking adventure, we used the following gear.
Child Bike Seat
We started using our Thule RideAlong Child Bike Seat when our daughter turned 9 months old. It’s awesome because it can be removed and reattached quickly, as long as you leave the base installed on the bike where the bars lock in. It also reclines, which makes it comfortable for your toddler and keeps their head relatively stable. Our daughter has napped in this position during bike rides many times because she finds it so comfortable! If you are looking for a baby bike seat or toddler bike seat, look no further. It works for babies 9 months old up to children 6 years old.