The Pam Emmerich Memorail Pinedrop Trail

The Pam Emmerich Memorial Pinedrop Trail is a 1.5-mile paved trail that connects Pinedrop Drive (off of Highway 267) to the North Tahoe Regional Park. This trail is an opportunity for Kings Beach residents to access the Regional Park on bikes or on foot. Parents with children use this trail often to ride bikes, skateboards or scooters and many people run or walk this trail for exercise.

The trail is named in honor of the late Pam Emmerich. Pam was a natural connector and advocate, who joined the North Tahoe Public Utility District as its Public Information Officer in 2004. Pam also spent over a decade as a Board member and volunteer for the North Tahoe Business Association. In these roles, she helped realize many of the improvements in Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista, including the enhancement of local digital communications, the creation of trails and parks, the redevelopment of North Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach, and the Music on the Beach series, to name just a few.

Growing up a lover of the natural world, Pam cherished her life-long friendships and enjoyed the outdoors, live music, traveling, mountain biking, sailing, riding horses and supporting theatre and charitable causes. Everyone who knew Pam was inspired by her gigantic heart, hard work, and how she lived life to the absolute fullest.

This trail was dedicated in Pam’s memory by the NTPUD Board of Directors on August 11, 2020.

Additional Bike Trails in the District:

Dollar Creek Shared Use Trail

One Placer County project of specific interest to North Tahoe PUD residents is the Dollar Creek Shared Use Trail Project located on California Tahoe Conservancy and North Tahoe Public Utility District-owned land between Dollar Hill and Cedar Flat.
View the project-specific website.

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting bicycling, bike events, and new bicycle infrastructure such as bike paths and bike lanes throughout the Tahoe region.

Visit their website to learn more and to explore their interactive map with bike trails, bike shops, bike racks, and more!

Mountain Bike Trail Access in North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe offers a host of mountain and trail biking opportunities for the whole family.

More information and trail maps can be found on and