Category Archives: Tahoe Rim Trail

hikes on segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail

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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Spooner Summit to Snow Valley Peak and Spooner Lake Loop – Tahoe Rim Trail

This was primarily an out-and-back hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail from Spooner Summit to the top of Snow Valley Peak, up a short spur trail from the TRT.  I extended the hike by going less than ½ mile past … 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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Ward Creek Blvd to Twin Peaks – Tahoe Rim Trail

This hike was, except for a short section on a use trail, along the Tahoe Rim Trail segment between Tahoe City and Barker Pass.  It was an out-and-back day hike, 12.4 miles total, starting from a trailhead on Ward Creek … Continue reading

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Chickadee Ridge (Tahoe Rim Trail) and Ophir Creek Trail

This hike started from Tahoe Meadows, near the Mt Rose Summit on NV-431, and included a short section of the Tahoe Rim Trail up to Chickadee Ridge and the upper portion of the Ophir Creek Trail, down to a little … Continue reading

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