Tahoe Rim Trail

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

Elevation Gain3,672ft
Trailhead Elevation8,745ft
Elevation Min/Max7892/8828ft
Elevation Start/End8745/8745ft

Tahoe Rim Trail

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 Meadow, Tahoe Rim Trail (Marlette Peak), Mt Watson Singletrack, Watson Creek Connector, Incline Lake Downhill, 16n56, Watson Creek Junction, Bp, Watson Lake Trail, Tahoe Meadows, Rim Baillout, Bailout, Snapdragon, 49er Traverse, 16n55, Marlene, Rose Knob Peak, Third Creek Pond, Upper Kings Beach Martis Downhill, Rest Stop to Relay, Rim to Rose, Nfd 041 Trail, Crossover, Tunnel Creek Road, Kingsview Road, Tyrolean Connector, Mount Watson Road and Tahoe Rim Trail (Watson Traverse).

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"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." Read more
"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Davis Creek Park
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Dec 2018