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Quick Facts

Tahoe Rim Trail - South

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 9,150 Feet (2852.2 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 2,150 Feet (670.2 Meters)
Length, One-way: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers) to Duane Bliss Peak
Length, One-way: 3 Miles (5.0 Kilometers) to South Camp Peak
Length, One-way: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers) To Genoa Peak
Length, One-way: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers) to Highway 207 (Kingsbury Grade)
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 southeast side of the lake. The trail begins behind the Nevada Department of Transportation building at Spooner Summit Rest Area. Several views of the Carson Valley as well as glimpses of Lake Tahoe can be seen along this forested trail. It is possible to climb Duane Bliss Peak (8,658'), South Camp Peak (8,866'), or Genoa Peak (9,150') by traversing cross country.

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. Park at the Spooner Summit Rest Area located along Highway 50. The trail begins behind the Nevada Department of Transportation building.

Seasonal Information:
Recommended Season: Spring through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Tahoe Rim Trail - South
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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