Star Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 7,847 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,544 feet.
Star Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"There used to be only one way to scenic Star Lake, and that route was over private land. Since the construction of the Tahoe Rim Trail and purchase of the property around High Meadows, the lake can now be accessed by a variety of routes. Using road and trail segments, this trip follows the shortest route to the lake, which has become a bonanza for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and equestrians."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
"This section of the Tahoe Rim Trail passes through some of the most scenic and wild country available to mountain bikers in California—and it’s also one of the least traveled. If you feel left out because you’re not allowed to ride your bike in wilderness areas or national parks, then this is the trail for you. Highlights: Views of Carson Valley, a pristine subalpine lake, a well-built trail, a wonderful wilderness feeling. No motorized vehicles are allowed on this trail."
--Roger McGehee, Mountain Biking Northern California (Falcon Guides).
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