Ward Creek to Twin Peaks

Tahoe City, California

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This brief segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) climbs to the margin of the Granite Chief Wilderness and sneaks breathtaking views of it and Lake Tahoe from above Tahoe Pines and Homewood. A leisurely walk up the old road leads to a trail that continues up Ward Creek Canyon. Cross it and stay above its east bank before leaving it on switchbacks. Approaching the peaks from this direction gives a new perspective on this pair of rocks. Climb to the rim of the forested cirque and navigate around it to the easternmost horn of rock. A Class 3 scramble leads to excellent vistas past Barker Peak to the south and north across Ward Peak.
Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada

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

by Jordan Summers (Menasha Ridge Press)

This brief segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) climbs to the margin of the Granite Chief Wilderness and sneaks breathtaking views of it and Lake Tahoe from above Tahoe Pines and Homewood. A leisurely walk up the old road leads to a trail that continues up Ward Creek Canyon.

Cross it and stay above its east bank before leaving it on switchbacks. Approaching the peaks from this direction gives a new perspective on this pair of rocks. Climb to the rim of the forested cirque and navigate around it to the easternmost horn of rock. A Class 3 scramble leads to excellent vistas past Barker Peak to the south and north across Ward Peak.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tahoe City
Distance: 12
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5–6 hours
Season: Depends on snow
Trailhead Elevation: 6,550 feet
Top Elevation: 8,600 feet
Local Contacts: US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 530-543-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Local Maps: Lake Tahoe Basin (Trails Illustrated 803)
Driving Directions: Directions to Ward Creek to Twin Peaks

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May 2018