TRT Ward Canyon to Twin Peaks

Tahoe City, California 96146

TRT Ward Canyon to Twin Peaks

TRT: Ward Canyon to Twin Peaks Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trip combines one of the best wildflower gardens with one of the best summit views found anywhere in the Tahoe Basin. Despite the natural beauty, this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT ) is not as heavily used as might be expected. The last quarter mile to the top of Twin Peaks is off-trail, requiring a short scramble over rocky terrain.

Beyond the crossing, head upstream, from Ward Peak Boulevard, the TRT follows an easy stroll along the old road making a gentle climb alongside the dancing creek amid more lush flower gardens. The profuse variety of wildflowers you’re apt to see along Ward Canyon include red firs, aster, and quaking aspens."

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Trail Information

Tahoe City
Nearby City
2,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4.5-6.5 hours
Best July through October
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at 530-543-2600,
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Tahoe City and Homewood (trail not shown)
Local Maps

Trail Log