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Hiking & Walking: California > Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest > Carson Ranger District

Quick Facts

Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers)
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Various Mount Rose NE quad, Virginia City quad

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General Description

Just over one mile in length and accessible by wheelchairs, the whole access trail offers an opportunity to experience a high elevation meadow. Interpretive exhibits along the way help to guide you on your journey.

The small tributaries that cross the meadow offer opportunities to view brown trout darting up and down the narrow, but deep channels. There are a variety of bird species that challenge avid bird watchers abilities to identify these winged creatures as they fly through the forest canopy. This trail was constructed by the telephone pioneers of America, Nevada Chapter, under a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service District and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

Please Remember:

* Always carry drinking water.
* Hike in single file to keep trails narrow and wild.
* Prevent erosion, follow the trail and do NOT cut switch backs.
* Keep trails clean, pack out ALL paper and trash.
* Protect plants and wildlife.


Directions from Crystal Bay: Take Highway 431 north.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Bird Identification Variety of birds challenge even the most knowledgeable of bird watchers.
ICON Picnicking

More Information

Visitor Information:

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 870 Emerald Bay Road, Suite 1 , South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, Phone: 530-573-2674


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