Marlette Hobart Backcountry in California

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Marlette Hobart Backcountry

Marlette Hobart Backcountry, close to Lake Tahoe, is a unique park and the perfect place to visit with its wilderness trails, high mountain lakes and spectacular views all around. Read More

  • Marlette Hobart Backcountry provides wilderness trails with spectacular views
  • Hike into the forest on trails beginning in Incline Village or Carson City
  • Easy access from Lake Tahoe
  • Hike the Marlette Flume Trail for incredible views of Lake Tahoe
  • Fish any of the marvelous lakes in the region


The Marlette Hobart Backcountry provides recreation for all ages, right next to Lake Tahoe, with many acres of prime wilderness. Enjoy the hiking trails, mountain views and lakes while you explore the natural wonders of this wilderness land.

Location & Information

You can get to the Marlette Hobart Backcountry by taking the Spooner Lake Trailhead or the Tahoe Rim Trail, the trails starting in either Incline Village or Carson City. Spooner Lake is close to the junction of US Highway 50 and Nevada Highway 28.

The best time to come to the Marlette Hobart Backcountry is between June and October for the most pleasant temperatures and climate.

Contact information:
Marlette-Hobart Backcountry
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
PO Box 6116
Incline Village, NV 89450
(775) 831-0494 x224


  • Hiking
    Prized hiking trails are in this backcountry region. You can take the Marlette Flume Trail where you can get incredible views of Lake Tahoe. Although narrow with steep drop-offs, it’s one you shouldn’t miss. The Tahoe Rim Trail is another popular hike into the wilderness.
  • Fishing
    You’ll find great fishing in a natural and peaceful area around Spooner Lake, and more superb catches at Marlette Lake and Hobart Reservoir. You’ll need a Nevada fishing license.
  • Camping
    For a real outdoor adventure to enhance your vacation, try camping out under the stars in the Marlette Hobart Backcountry. There is no charge for camping at any of three developed campgrounds, North Canyon, Hobart and Marlette Peak. There are also a few hike-in campgrounds.

Fun Facts

Marlette’s earliest inhabitants were Native American Indians. The Washo lived in and roamed this wilderness region, fishing and gathering berries, seeds and roots. When white settlers arrived, in the mid-1800s, the whole area began a drastic change, with commercial fisheries established, mountainsides stripped of wood for lumber and a mining boom bringing many to live here.