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Review of Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Rim Trail
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Owner description: 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.
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.

Very-well marked and maintained.

Date of experience: March 2015
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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 another 1/2 hour when it really started to get strenuous. I am an average hiking and biker but my friend and I did not make it to the summit. I have asthma and she has rheumatoid arthritis so we had to recognize our limitations. But others in our group, both really fit and moderately so, were determined to make it to the top and did. They said the view was amazing and worth the strenuous climb. Just know your limitations and bring lots of water.

Date of experience: August 2014
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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 next day - a two-day total of about 15 miles. The views of the mountains, meadows and Lake Tahoe are awesome. The trail is in decent shape, but could use a little work here and there. Round Lake is easy to reach, and Miess Lake is not too far for day hikers with light loads.
Carry plenty of water, because the snow is melting fast!

Date of experience: June 2014
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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 hours and decided to give the Round Lake a pass. The trail was about 7000 ft plus above sea level and even though it was a gradual elevating trail... we had some pressure as we were not used to the high altitude. The hike to Round Lake started at Big Meadow, and as the name implied, it was a very big meadow! The trail ran down the middle of the meadow which was covered in wildflowers in the spring. After the meadow, we continued on through traditional forest, and later as the trail would reach the summit and at the end of Round Lake we decided to turn back. From the Big Meadow to Round Lake it was about 3.5 miles of hiking. It was indeed scenic and pretty!

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Sally T
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The Tahoe Rim Trail isn't just one, but many trails that have been sewn together to enable hikers to completely circumnavigate Lake Tahoe, mostly at an elevation and in areas often affording great views of the lake. It is in both California and Nevada, of course, and to hike the entire loop is a 165 mile adventure. The good thing is there are multiple places to get on and off the trail, so you don't have to do it all at once. There are also varying degrees of difficulty, so less-experienced hikers can enjoy it as well. Go to their excellent website to learn more.

Date of experience: July 2013
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