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Tahoe Rim Trail

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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A 165-mile trail forms a complete loop through the Tahoe Basin and around Lake Tahoe. Hikers will find nine trailheads and a variety of terrain. Bicyclists should expect lofty views of granite peaks, vibrant green meadows and the bright blue water of the lake. The trail offers a variety of terrain and challenges for mountain bikers with an elevation gain of 4,000’. About 50 percent of the trail is closed to mountain bikes including the portion of the Pacific Crest Trail on the west shore and the Mt. Rose Wilderness section of the trail. Horseback riding is allowed on all portions of the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. Horses provide a leisurely yet adventurous way to explore the trails that wind above the lake. Riders will find good trailer parking at the Spooner Lake trailhead.

Hiking
Distance: 165 miles
Elevation: 6,300' to 10,300'
Difficulty: All levels
Getting there: Nine Tahoe Rim trailheads are located at the following:
• Spooner Summit on U.S. 50
• Tahoe Meadows on State Route 431
• Brockway Summit on State Route 267
• Tahoe City on State Route 89
• Barker Pass between Tahoe City and Tahoma
• Echo Lake off U.S. 50
• Echo Summit just west of Snow Park area
• Big Meadow off State Route 89 south of U.S. 50
• Kingsbury Grade at the Heavenly Stagecoach parking lot or end of Benjamin St.

Mountain Biking
Riders should expect lofty views of granite peaks, vibrant green meadows and the bright blue water of the lake. The trail offers a variety of terrain and challenges for mountain bikers with an elevation gain of 4,000’. About 50 percent of the trail is closed to mountain bikes including the portion of the Pacific Crest Trail on the west shore and the Mt. Rose Wilderness section of the trail.
Distance: 165 total miles
Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced
Getting There: The Tahoe Rim Trail circles the lake and bikers will find nine trailheads. The bike trail heads south from Spooner Summit; the next trailhead is where State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade) meets U.S. 50, just north of Stateline.

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