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Hiking & Walking: California > Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Quick Facts

Tahoe Rim Trail - North

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,600 Feet (498.8 Meters)
Length, One-way: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers) to Marlette Lake
Length, One-way: 13 Miles (21.67 Kilometers) to Tunnel Creek
Low Point: 7,000 Feet (2182.0 Meters)

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General Description

This portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail is located near the northeast side of the lake. This trail provides wonderful views of the Carson Valley as well as glimpses of Lake Tahoe along a forested trail. Just before Snow Peak, the trail forks. The left fork leads you down steep switchbacks to the road to Marlette Lake. The right fork eventually leads you to Tunnel Creek Road.

Directions from East shore of Lake Tahoe, Highway 50/28 junction: Take Highway 50 east approximately 1/2 mile from the junction of Highway 50 and 28. Parking is located just beyond the summit along the north side of the highway.

Seasonal Information:
Recommended Season: Spring through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Tahoe Rim Trail - North
ICON Horseback Riding The Tahoe Rim Trail is open to horseback riding.
ICON Viewing Scenery Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe
ICON Viewing Wildlife Lake Tahoe Basin

More Information

Visitor Information:

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

Links to other sites:
Tahoe Rim Trail Association - Official Website of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association


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