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, recreationists can travel from Highway 89 to Highway 88, visiting Big Meadows, Round Lake, and Meiss Meadows along the way.
An optional 1.3-mile side trip to scenic Dardanelles Lake provides a fine diversion. Peak baggers with extra time and energy could accept the challenge of climbing Red Lake Peak from a saddle, 1.2 miles northwest of the Meiss Meadow Trailhead. The peak is known for a bit of history, as John C. Fremont and Charles Pruess reached the summit on Valentine’s Day in 1844 and made the first sighting of Lake Tahoe by Europeans.
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 10.5