Tahoe Rim Trail

128 Market St Suite 3E (TRT Assoc. Office)
Stateline, NV 89449

(775) 298-4485 (TRT Assoc. Office)

Difficulty: Multiple Trails: Easy, Moderate and Difficult
Elevation: 6420’/7470′
Mileage (one way): Varies with the different trail options

Trail : The Tahoe Rim Trail is a scenic 165 – mile hiking, equestrian, and in designated areas, mountain biking trail circling Lake Tahoe. Generally moderate in difficulty with a 10% average grade, elevations range from 6,300 to 9,400 feet. The USDA Forest Service requires permits in Desolation Wilderness. Protect the beauty of Tahoe, follow low impact wilderness usage. Stay on the trail, carry out all trash, camp at least 100 feet from lakes and streams and don’t use soap near water sources. Water should be boiled or filtered to insure your safety.

Attractions and Considerations : This 165-mile, twenty-four inch, single-track trail is open to hiking, equestrians, and mountain biking (in most areas). The trail encompasses the ridge tops of the Lake Tahoe Basin, crossing six counties, and two states. The Tahoe Rim Trail overlaps with approximately fifty miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This a trail seekers dream with endless views, peaceful mountian setting and the amazing beauty that that make the Lake Tahoe Rim Trail a unique experience.

West Side Trailheads (Eldorado National Forest) : Loon Lake Trailhead, Buck Island Trailhead, Van Vleck Trailhead, Rockbound Trailhead, Twin Lakes Trailhead. Lyons Trailhead, Pyramid Creek (Twin Bridges) Trailhead, Ralston Trailhead, Echo Trailhead

East Side Trailheads (Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit) : Echo Lakes Trailhead, Glen Alpine Trailhead, Mount Tallac Trailhead, Bayview Trailhead, Eagle Falls Trailhead, Meeks Bay Trailhead

Additional Information: We recommend you visit the Tahoe Rim Trail Association website for additional insight, programs, events and trail information. Their mission “To maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region.”

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