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This 165-mile, twenty-four inch, single-track trail is open to hiking,...

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.

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The Ponderosa

If you’ve ever dreamt of hiking for an hour or two for solace in the tall pines of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this is your chance. The vistas are magnificent. It doesn’t get... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Joseph L
Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you’ve ever dreamt of hiking for an hour or two for solace in the tall pines of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this is your chance. The vistas are magnificent. It doesn’t get any better than that!

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Somerville, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were advised by locals to take this walk above all others. It was fantastic. We drove up Blackwood Canyon Road, past the end of the bitumen. Park near the bathroom where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses the road. Plenty of space including picnic table and grass camping spot for those walking the Pacific Crest Trail as well as the... More 

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East Coast USA
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

We did the Tahoe Meadows portion of this trail. It was beautiful as the Fall colors really highlighted the meadow. The trail was easy and accessible and the signage was interesting. We parked along the side of Mt. Rose Highway.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Wow, what a great hiking trail. Believe me the downhill is a little quicker than the uphill. But the path is well kept and it's beautiful. I trail was steep in spots but it's not super difficult. I would recommend this hike for anyone. Beautiful.

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santa rosa
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Trailhead on hiway 431 with parking at tahoe meadows. There is a parking lot but you can also park on both sides of the road. I am 66 and I saw a pregnant woman and many kids on this trail so obviously it is not too difficult. (head toward tunnel creek road and NOT on the Ophir trail) There is... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

We did 3 separate little 5 - 7 milers in this area in the early mornings before the sleepy-heads in cabin knew we were missing. Plenty of parking available at 8 am, but the place was packed by 10 am. Hiking up above 267, generally east-bound, it took quite a while to leave the traffic noise behind. The first real... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Did a short walk from Stagecoach Lift, to the Van Sickle Trail, down to town. A little under 5 miles and most of it is down-hill. I have done a longer 4-day walk last year. This is a wonderful trail, and I will certainly thru-hike it someday soon. Be careful of Mountain bikers, but they are looking for hikers too.... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We hiked the trail from the Mt. Rose trailhead to the summit. If you get there by 9:30, you will be able to park. The first part of the trail to the waterfall is moderate hiking. Only about 5 miles round trip although the trip down seemed never ending! Very pretty and worth the trip. Continuing on, we hiked about... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We hiked the sixth segment of the TRT, from Big Meadow to Echo Summit. The trip was strenuous but beautiful. We are seniors, so we do not hike as fast as the "thru hikers" on the Pacific Crest Trail - but we made it from Big Meadow to Showers Lake in one day, and from there to Echo Summit the... More 

Mesquite, Nevada
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We had been hiking on a couple of trails since we came back 3 weeks ago and we found each one to be different but always enjoyable. So we chose the Big Meadow trail head this time. It was a pleasant walk in the beginning but due to breathing difficulty and the unforgiving chilling weather, we hiked for about 2... More 

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