Top Trails Lake Tahoe Guide Book

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
Top Trails Lake Tahoe  by Mike White

384pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899977775

Top Trails Lake Tahoe explores the best trails for hiking and biking in the Tahoe area. The guide features the best hikes including the north side's splendid backcountry, the lake’s sedate western side, the picturesque and popular areas south of the lake, including Desolation Wilderness, and D. L. Bliss and Emerald Bay state parks and the relatively undeveloped eastern side. Several hikes follow sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.

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Trails from the "Top Trails Lake Tahoe" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: This partial loop trip, consisting of 10.5 miles through the heart of the Desolation Wilderness, samples several cirque-bound lakes amid the characteristic granite terrain that makes the area sopictur ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: A lightly used pocket of the Granite Chief Wilderness offers fine scenery and a healthy dose of peace and serenity. While daily quotas and fees are the rule of thumb in nearby Desolation Wilderness, a ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: With arrangements for a shuttle, a nearly 8-mile trip travels through the heart of the proposed 31,100- acre Meiss Meadow Wilderness. Following sections of the Tahoe Rim and Pacific Crest trails, re ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Woodfords, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: A short hike leads to Cascade Falls, which during the height of snowmelt puts on a turbulent display of raucous watery splendor plummeting 200 feet down a granite cliff into Cascade Lake. Above the fa ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A climb to one of North Tahoe’s highest summits provides summiteers with an expansive view of the northern Sierra, which on clear days includes distant Lassen Peak in the north and the coastal hills t ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Donner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Although most of this route travels outside the proposed Castle Peak Wilderness, plenty of pleasant terrain is encountered along the way, including two picturesque meadows and an excellent view from a ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Donner, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: For good reasons, the Rubicon Trail is popular with hikers and tourists alike. Following above the lakeshore, travelers are treated to incredible lake views throughout the mile-long section of trail t ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The short but steep 1-mile climb to Eagle Lake along the Eagle Lake Trail is one of Tahoe’s most popular hikes, and for good reason. Where else can one visit such a picturesque lake tucked into an alp ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail is perhaps the most popular route into the heart of Desolation Wilderness. The relatively high elevation start coupled with the ability to shave off 2.5 m ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: Lake of the Woods, with numerous coves, islands, and campsites, is a popular destination accessible by maintained trail. The rest of Desolation Valley beyond Lake of the Woods is one of the most pictu ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Ed Z’berg-Sugar Pine Point State Park has a trio of easy nature trails that are sure to please the most discriminating sightseer. History abounds on the quarter-mile Lakefront Interpretive Trail, incl ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Ellis Lake and Ellis Peak occupy a ridgetop that lies between Blackwood and McKinney canyons. Blackwood Canyon contains a paved road, while a major off-highway vehicle track runs through McKinney Cany ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Two lakes, one large and one small, provide hikers with two distinctly different portraits of the Carson Pass environs. More than half the journey follows the shoreline of Caples Lake, a 600-acre, hum ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Kyburz, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: A short but steep climb leads to a forested basin holding five serene, forest-rimmed lakes which are well suited for an afternoon of sunbathing, picnicking, fishing, or just relaxing. Since the lakes ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Flume Trail is one of the West’s most renowned mountain biking trails, with great views of Lake Tahoe and an easy graded section of single-track trail combining for Tahoe’s ultimate fat-tire excur ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Carson City, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: These two quiet lakes are far enough off the beaten path to ensure a peaceful visit for those in search of some serenity. The first 2.75 miles follow a cool and shady course up the wide, forested vall ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This trip provides a fine example of the classic Desolation Wilderness experience. An easy section of trail takes visitors to the historical setting of Glen Alpine Springs, before a moderate climb lea ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: At 9006 feet, Granite Chief is the centerpiece of the surrounding Granite Chief Wilderness, directly west of Squaw Valley USA. An excellent view from the summit is available from two different approac ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: Tumbling down the head of the deep, ice-sculpted granite cleft of Pyramid Creek canyon, the thin ribbon of Horsetail Falls is dramatically scenic at any time of year, but especially spectacular during ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Kyburz, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Loch Leven Lakes provide hikers itching for summer an early-season opportunity to reach a trio of picturesque lakes nestled into a granite basin. A pleasant side trip to Salmon Lake increases the ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Soda Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 8