Monument Pass–Star Lake Loop

South Lake Tahoe, California

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Mountain bikers and strong hikers will revel in this extended loop trip utilizing the Cold Creek, Monument Pass, Tahoe Rim, and Star Lake trails. Along the way are shady stretches along vigorous Cold Creek, wide-ranging views at the upper elevations, and an opportunity to visit beautiful Star Lake at the base of rugged Jobs Sister. The lake offers wonderful spots for campsites for those who wish to stay overnight. The 16.8-mile distance and 3,000-foot elevation gain make for a long day hike, and the final 2.5-mile descent on oftentimes-steep High Meadows Road can create a tedious end to the trip.

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"Mountain bikers and strong hikers will revel in this extended loop trip utilizing the Cold Creek, Monument Pass, Tahoe Rim, and Star Lake trails. Along the way are shady stretches along vigorous Cold Creek, wide-ranging views at the upper elevations, and an opportunity to visit beautiful Star Lake at the base of rugged Jobs Sister.

The lake offers wonderful spots for campsites for those who wish to stay overnight. The 16.8-mile distance and 3,000-foot elevation gain make for a long day hike, and the final 2.5-mile descent on oftentimes-steep High Meadows Road can create a tedious end to the trip."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: South Lake Tahoe
Distance: 16.8
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6-8 hours
Season: Best July through mid-October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at 530-543-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute South Lake Tahoe (trail not shown); TAMBA South Tahoe Trail Map

Monument Pass–Star Lake Loop Reviews

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6/15/2009
It is a 18 miles trail very worth to hiking. The view is amazing, the trail very pleasant and the Star lake is great to seat and relax while you are having lunch before you come back.
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