Category Archives: Tahoe Rim Trail

hikes on segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Meadows Loop Trails

During a recent visit to the north Lake Tahoe area I decided to explore a pretty system of trails at Tahoe Meadows, near Mt Rose summit: the Tahoe Meadows Loop Trails.  Most of the hike I did was recently highlighted … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along the Tahoe Rim Trail from Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

This post is a companion to another post about a hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from the Mt Rose Summit on NV-431 to the summit of Mt Houghton.  The other post describes the hike itself and shows some … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail: Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

Mt Houghton is a 10,490-foot high peak less than a mile and a half from Mt Rose and, since 2014, reachable via an established spur trail from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).  I had hiked up Mt Houghton shortly after … Continue reading

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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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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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Tahoe Rim Trail: Mt Rose Summit to Relay Peak

The primary motivation for this hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) was the recent opening of a new spur trail to the summit of Mt Houghton, not far from Mt Rose in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  The highest point … Continue reading

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