Lake Tahoe Rim Trail in California

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Tahoe Rim Trail

For some incredible scenery and a perfect wilderness adventure, try the Tahoe Rim Trail. Hiking and biking around Lake Tahoe, California couldn't be better. With the well cared for trail, your hike will be the greatest, and because of the well-graded paths, you can bike the full way as well.

The Tahoe Rim Trail has become a popular destination for the hiking and biking enthusiasts from all over the US and further. Over 165 miles long, you will traverse some of the most beautiful mountain backcountry in the world here around Lake Tahoe.

You can do the whole trip around the lake in 7 days with re-stocking of supplies in Echo Lake, Tahoe City or near Heavenly. Or you can do sections of the trail easily in short periods, coming back again and again for a new path to experience.

One popular excursion is to take the North Rim Trail from close to Highway 50, one half mile from the junction of 50 and 28. You can park just beyond the summit on the north side of the highway and hike to Marlette Lake, then continue on to Tunnel Creek. It's 18 miles of incredible views of Carson Valley and peeks at Lake Tahoe along this forest trail.

For a shorter hike or biking adventure, you can take the 12 and half miles of trail from Spooner to access to Genoa Peak and onward to the end at Kingsbury Trailhead. This is a moderate-skill trail that goes across the Carson Range.

Other Tahoe Rim Trail Resources

Tahoe Rim Trail Association

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association provides information for hiking, biking, and horseback riding trail users.