Tahoe Rim Trail

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

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Tahoe Rim Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Incline Village-Crystal Bay, California and Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Mount Rose Wilderness Area, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Spooner Backcountry, Tahoe National Forest, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 39.4 miles long and begins at 8,745 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,672 feet. The Tahoe Rim Trail: a Trail Like No Other information map is near the trailhead. There are also restroom, parkings, and an information board. Mount Baldy (elevation 9,272 feet) and Relay Peak (elevation 10,285 feet) can be seen along the trail. There are also an information guidepost and a cliff along the trail. The trail ends near Herlan Peak (elevation 8,553 feet).
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Tahoe Rim Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Incline Village-Crystal Bay, California and Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Mount Rose Wilderness Area, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Spooner Backcountry, Tahoe National Forest, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 39.4 miles long and begins at 8,745 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,672 feet. The Tahoe Rim Trail: a Trail Like No Other information map is near the trailhead. There are also restroom, parkings, and an information board. Mount Baldy (elevation 9,272 feet) and Relay Peak (elevation 10,285 feet) can be seen along the trail. There are also an information guidepost and a cliff along the trail. The trail ends near Herlan Peak (elevation 8,553 feet). This trail connects with the following: Watson Creek Junction, 16n55, Rest Stop to Relay, Rim to Rose, Crossover, Kingsview Road and Mount Watson Road.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Distance: 39.4
Elevation Gain: 3,672 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 8,745 feet
Top Elevation: 8,828 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Elevation Min/Max: 7892/8828 ft
Elevation Start/End: 8745/8745 ft

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"The first part of the ride is on dirt roads, sometimes gentle and sometimes steep. The second part is on technical singletrack— a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Views of Alpine Meadows and Lake Tahoe, piles of volcanic rocks, bright green mats of pine-mat manzanita covering the forest floor, a narrow and pristine singletrack, rocky technical sections on which to test and improve your skills, green and flower-filled meadows. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the singletrack."

"The section of the Tahoe Rim Trail between Tahoe Meadows and Brockway Summit was the last link of the 165-mile trail to be completed before the official opening in 2002. Offering some of the route’s finest views, as well as the trail’s high point atop Relay Peak (10,338 feet), one wonders how we got along without this part of the trail for so long. The 18-mile distance at relatively high altitude is a difficult oneday hike, but a reasonable expectation of solitude in the middle section is a fine trade-off for those who are up to the task. Backpackers will find good campsites at Gray Lake, a half mile off the TRT near the midpoint of the trip."

"This section of the Tahoe Rim Trail climbs steeply away from the hubbub around Tahoe City to a couple of fine vista points, one of the Lake Tahoe Basin and another of the Truckee River canyon."

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Jun 2018