Category Archives: South Tahoe

hikes in the South Lake Tahoe area

PCT: Carson Pass to Showers Lake

This was the third time I have hiked in the area between Carson Pass and Showers Lake.  It’s a beautiful area, though, and I was eager to return – each visit is unique and special.  My first hike in the … Continue reading

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Charity Valley and Burnside Lake Trails to Burnside Lake

Outside Markleeville there is a beautiful area of Alpine County south of the immediate Lake Tahoe region, including Grover Hot Springs State Park surrounded by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The park has a hot spring-fed pool, campground, and hiking trails. … Continue reading

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Van Sickle Bi-State Park – short waterfall hike

For visitors to the South Lake Tahoe – Stateline area, a visit to Van Sickle Bi-State Park can be a nice break from the usual bustle and casino atmosphere. This hike was short, just 2.5-miles round trip and 1 hour … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail: Echo Summit to Bryan Meadow

This hike was on a section of trail just south of Echo Summit, where the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are coincident. It was an out-and-back day hike and is one of the hikes selected for the … Continue reading

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Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Tamarack Lake – Tahoe Rim Trail

On this hike I planned to explore several lakes that are not far off the Tahoe Rim Trail in the southeastern corner of the Desolation Wilderness.  My starting point was the Echo Lakes trailhead.  My primary destination was Lake of … Continue reading

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Castle Rock – Tahoe Rim Trail and Connector near Daggett Pass

This hike in the South Lake Tahoe Area was an opportunity to do a relatively short hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail as a detour on my way from the San Francisco Bay Area to Truckee.  The drive up was … Continue reading

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Van Sickle – Tahoe Rim Trail Connector

I had been looking forward to my first hike of the season on the Tahoe Rim Trail, in particular to hiking the new Van Sickle Tahoe Rim Trail Connector.  This trail goes from Van Sickle Bi-State Park to the Tahoe … Continue reading

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