The end of the pavement on Foresthill road is the Robinson Flat campground and two dirt roads going in opposite directions. One leads to Soda Springs/Donner Pass, and the other to Mosquito Ridge road and French Meadows reservoir. The Western States/Tevis Cup trail comes up from Duncan Canyon here in the middle of the two roads, starting in Squaw Valley (it actually keeps going) and ending in Auburn 100 miles later. So much area here to explore and it feels pretty remote being about 1 hr 20 min drive from Auburn. Most just go to Tahoe, it’s closer. But this area has some great trails if you’re up for adding a bit of hiking to your biking as these trails aren’t strictly made-for mountain bike trails.
I went up Soda Springs rd to Red Star Ridge, back on Western States. Not much more than 25 miles and 4k of climbing. Beautiful day but the heat of the summer just drains me!