Tahoe Rim Trail Northern California

The world famous Tahoe Rim Trail is 165 miles long and passes through California and Nevada. Mark Twain named it the "Jewel of the Sierra." The trail crosses through three national forests. Breathtaking views, lakeshores, ridges over 8000 feet and ancient granite bolders keep this trail exciting every step of the way. Hikers, bikers, equestrians and doggies are enjoying this trail of magic likewise. (some restrictions apply - see tahoerimtrail.org.)





Trailheads:

Brockway - Mt. Rose Summit: Section is about 18.9 miles.
Parking at Mt Rose summit with access to the Tahoe Rim Trail off Hwy 431 about seven miles from Incline Village.
Tahoe Meadows - Spooner Summit: Section is about 21.8 miles. Parking at Tahoe Meadows off Hwy 431. Parking at Spooner Summit Hwy 50.
Spooner Summit - Kingsburgy Grade: Section is about 12.2 miles. Parking at Spooner Summit Hwy 50.
Kingsbury Grade - Big Meadow: Section is about 22.8 miles. Kingsbury grade Hwy 207. About 1.5 miles from Daggett Pass on Tramway Drive. South end of Heavenly Stagecoach parking lot (7380 feet elevation).
Big Meadow - Echo Lake: Section is about 17.8 miles. Big Meadow Hwy 89 about five miles of Hwy 50/Hwy 89 junction in Meyers. Horse parking available.
Echo Lake - Barker Pass: Section is about 31.7 miles.

Easy to Difficult : 165 miles of pure enjoyment.

Dogs, Bikers, Horses allowed: Some restrictions apply in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Terrain: Earthy grounds, ground up granite, very well maintained, very comfortable to hike.

Camping: Some restrictions apply (see tahoerimtrail.org)

Trail Notes: Great for short or long hikes, a run or just an afternoon stroll. If you like to contemplate for a while, draw a mountain relax and just enjoy the scenery, this trail has pretty much something for everyone. Pay attention to the friendly forest spirits and if you pay attention you might discover their faces in the trees and bolders along the trail.


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