Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region Guide Book

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
Afoot and Afield Tahoe-Reno 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region  by Mike White

444pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780899977911

Ever since the Wild West days of Kit Carson and the Comstock Lode, visitors have been drawn to Reno-Tahoe in search of adventure. Today, the best adventures are found outdoors, where hikers can take lakeside strolls, mountain ascents, or simple walks with the dogs and kids. Afoot & Afield Reno-Tahoe, by Reno local Mike White, features more than 200 trips in a diverse range of terrain around Lake Tahoe and the communities of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Minden-Gardnerville. These trips are tailored for every type of hiker, and many are suited for mountain bikers. Routes range from less than a mile to an 18-mile point-to-point challenge from Tahoe Meadows to Brockway Summit.

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Trails from the "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region" Guide Book
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... Preview: The 9-mile journey from Alpine Meadows to Twin Peaks is a rigorous undertaking by anyone’s standards, but the incomparable views from the ridgecrest section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT ) and the T ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Freel Peak, at 10,881 feet, is the Tahoe Basin’s highest peak. Maintained trail will get you to within a mile and 1100 feet of the summit, where a boot-beaten use trail can be followed the rest of the ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: After climbing to Armstrong Pass, this trip follows a ridgecrest section of the Tahoe Rim Trail to Hell Hole Viewpoint. Along the way are partial views of Lake Tahoe and full views of Hope Valley and ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This trip leads to Star Lake, one of the Tahoe basin’s highest lakes. After a mile-long climb to Armstrong Pass, a lightly used section of the Tahoe Rim Trail takes you the rest of the way to the lake ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: After years of sometimes-bitter controversy and eventual compromise, the completion of the long (2-mile) and short (0.5-mile) loops comprising the Ballardini Ranch Trail, along with corresponding trai ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Reno, NV - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Above the west shore of Lake Tahoe is a wedge of land between Granite Chief Wilderness to the north and Desolation Wilderness to the south that is primarily the domain of off-highway vehicles. This ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: This 10.5-mile semi-loop trip through the heart of the Desolation Wilderness samples several cirque-bound lakes amid the characteristic granite terrain that makes the area so picturesque. Whether yo ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Meeks Bay, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: A short loop trail with minimal elevation gain visits several picturesque lakes within the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, including Silver, Big Bear, Little Bear, and Cub lakes. Hot summer days will lur ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Graeagle, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Although it’s located in the popular Lake Tahoe region, Granite Chief Wilderness is extremely lightly used compared with other areas around the lake, particularly the popular Desolation Wilderness to ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: Although the distance is short, this trip requires navigating along a mostly cross-country route to the base of some summit rocks, and some basic climbing skills from there are required to reach the t ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Echo Lake, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: With arrangements for a shuttle, a 10.5-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, recreatio ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Dardanelles Lake is a scenic lake backdropped by impressive granodiorite cliffs that offers decent fishing and relatively warm water for swimming. Far enough off the thoroughfare of the Tahoe Rim Trai ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Hikers who have been searching for an off-the-beaten-path route into the Mt. Rose Wilderness should look no farther than the unmaintained trail up Black’s Canyon. The path is infrequently used and see ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Reno, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: An easy semiloop trip awaits hikers of all ages and conditioning in the nearly flat area on the south side of Blackwood Creek. The short trip offers opportunities to wander over to the lazy creek, whe ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Although the trail to Bronco Creek shares the route of the Mt. Rose Trail for the first 2.5 miles, the remainder is the antithesis to the much more heavily used trail to the summit, as described in th ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Reno, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: In spring, Browns Creek Trail offers hikers an opportunity to explore the lower forest of the Carson Range when the higher elevations may still be covered in snow. Early season also catches perennial ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Reno, NV - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: A pleasant forest walk with minimal elevation gain in Burton Creek State Park, this delightful morning or afternoon excursion should be a crowd pleaser. But there’s no prominent signage, so the slight ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Sweeping views and bountiful wildflowers will lure strong hikers who don’t mind the ups and downs of this section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Forestdale Divide isn’t much of a destination, but the int ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: Backpackers who don’t mind regaining lost elevation will appreciate this trip through the northeast section of the Mokelumne Wilderness, experiencing several ponds and lakes, wildflower-covered slopes ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: During the height of snowmelt, Cascade Falls is a turbulent display of raucous watery splendor tumbling 200 feet down a granite cliff into Cascade Lake. The maintained trail Southwest Tahoe 161 Sout ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5