Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada Guide Book

by Jordan Summers (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Lake Tahoe 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada  by Jordan Summers

299pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9781634040327

The Lake Tahoe Region is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, who are drawn there by the millions. Despite the abundance of lofty superlatives that inevitably precede a visit, Lake Tahoe’s descriptions do not seem to disappoint anyone. More than 125 trails are in active use around the Tahoe Basin, and several of the 40 hikes described in these pages represent the region’s most popular destinations. Other hikes lead away from the crowds and often take a more difficult route. Trails and destinations are so plentiful in the central Sierra Nevada that these hikes are restricted to an area within 25 miles of the lake’s shore.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Immerse yourself in the Desolation Wilderness, or at least in one of the eight mountain lakes that you visit on this three-day adventure. You will tread on both the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) and the Pacif ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Tahoe Pines, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: Velma Lakes are popular on summer weekends because they are close to Eagle Falls and the trail from Eagle Lake, but if you have a chance to arrive midweek, you may have the waters to yourself. The tra ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Tahoe City, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.2
... Preview: This hike follows the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) until they diverge near your destination. It has its ups and downs, literally. For about the first 1.5 miles from the trailh ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Flat becomes but a memory when you embark from Big Meadow. Gain about 1,500 feet in the first 5 miles. Then the trail turns north and begins to climb up to a high point of about 9,725 feet at the base ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Meyers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 23.8
... Preview: Day hiking these three classic trails is a ?ve-star scenic experience worth every bit of e?ort. However, it isn’t triple the work—in this case, it’s the pleasure that is multiplied. The Paci?c Crest N ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: Hiking on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) means an outstanding trail and even better scenery. Begin with Big Meadow itself, a broad, flower-filled meadow where flowers, grasses, and trees are vi ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Meyers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Tahoe Meadows is a wonderful trailhead—one of the most pleasant around the lake—from which to embark on a day hike. The route to Diamond Peak is mostly level, gaining the ridge in about 300 feet and t ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches from Mexico to Canada for 2,650 miles. The terrain that it covers between Donner Pass and Squaw Valley is among the most beautiful of the journey. Here, where t ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Soda Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This is a popular trail despite being incredibly rocky, but even that makes it an interesting trip. Glacial action was an evident agent of geologic change here, and every rock reveals it. The initia ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: The Desolation Wilderness is one of the most visited backcountry areas in California. Because of its proximity to the Bay Area and Sacramento and its easily accessible trailheads, this entry to the De ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Meyers, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This loop is easy enough, because the length of the trail runs along an historic flume that formerly delivered cordwood and timber to the Washoe Valley. The route is described in the way I initially h ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Enjoy the massive wildflower displays along the trail to Winnemucca and Round Top lakes, and then leave the crowd behind as you trek to an isolated alpine tarn tucked beneath Fourth of July Peak, almo ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Hope Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: Traversing the path of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from Armstrong Pass to the saddle below Freel Peak is the “moderate” portion of this hike. The ?nal mile to the summit is strenuous—if only moderately ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Meyers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: This gentle trail leading to a string of scenic subalpine lakes is part of the Tahoe– Yosemite Trail. With only 1,200 feet of elevation gain over moderate terrain, you don’t need to exert a lot of ene ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Ready yourself for varied terrain as you climb away from your trailhead, situated between Angora and Cathedral peaks. Pass historic Glen Alpine Springs Resort while ascending its namesake creek to the ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: The short hike to these three beautiful lakes rewards hikers of all ages with stunning vistas down onto Wrights Lake and the Crystal Basin from up on the edge of the Crystal Range. Your hike begins ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Kyburz, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The trail follows Glen Alpine Creek past its namesake spring and resort before making a brief ascent to its source at Gilmore Lake via the Paci?c Crest Trail (PCT). The cirque surrounding circular G ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: This hike is challenging because of its difficult, flower-lined trail, but its destination is well worth the effort. By continuing past Twin Lakes and ascending to a meltwater lake above it, hikers ca ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Kyburz, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The trail to Lake Aloha presents no navigation challenges, although a compass and a map need to be among your essentials. Although many side trails to lakes intersect your route, this is part of both ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Meyers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: “Lake Lois and Lake Schmidell” sounds so friendly and gentle, with a poetic ring to it, but this hike is the opposite of easy. The name of the trail— Rockbound—should be your first clue. Bound on the ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada"
Kyburz, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.2