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Address: Highway 431, Incline Village, NV
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This 165-mile, twenty-four inch, single-track trail is open to hiking,...

This 165-mile, twenty-four inch, single-track trail is open to hiking, equestrians, and mountain biking (in most areas). The trail encompasses the ridge tops of the Lake Tahoe Basin, crossing six counties, and two states. The Tahoe Rim Trail overlaps with approximately fifty miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

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Great Vistas and Not Too Rugged

I have not hiked the full Tahoe Rim trail, but only segments on day hikes. Overall, the Rim Trail provides great vistas and most of the trail is fairly well marked and not too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have not hiked the full Tahoe Rim trail, but only segments on day hikes. Overall, the Rim Trail provides great vistas and most of the trail is fairly well marked and not too difficult. I've done it all in tennis shoes and without poles although I may change that approach after hiking Mt. Rose a few weeks ago!

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Nevada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you have 5 five days to spend on this ,once in a lifetime adventure ? Go for it..You must be physical fit and limber !....Something you can tell your grandkids about afterward,s or not..

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I hiked about 6 miles a day for our five day visit. The Mt. Rose hike was the favorite. We didn't attempt the summit trail this trip but, did the 6 mile loop. The views of the lake and the mountains were spectacular. Another great hike was the one at Echo Lake on the south end of Lake Tahoe. Lake... More 

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Woodmere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Hiked from mount rose trailhead to the summit. Well marked trails, and about 50 parking spots in the welcome center. Plenty of parking on a weekday, might fill up on a weekend. Follow signs behind the bathrooms and about 2.65 miles up is the waterfall. It's easy up to there, and some Great Lake views. From there it's steeper up... More 

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oldham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great hike upwards into mountain area ..Trailed for about 5 miles into open country ..didn't see any bears though..!!

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Fabulous! Great views too! And there is a small cafe in parking lot,log cabin style...very basic...sandwiches,soup..some breakfast..but charming

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The Tahoe Rim Trail out of the Mt. Rose trailhead is a wonderful hike. If you take the right trail (counterclockwise-wise ) at the split, it is about 2.4 miles to a nice little waterfall. Continue following the trail up a series of switchbacks, and keep on going. This part of the hike is a bit more challenging than the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Did the 9 miles of single track & then the Flume trail. Its a great moderate Mtn bike ride with killer views. One of the best Mtn bike rides at Tahoe.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing view of Tahoe, together with many other great spot. Also a great place to be if you wanna be away from all the very touristy areas.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

For those visiting Northeast Lake Tahoe who enjoy the outdoors, the hike to Mt. Rose and adjacent Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) is not to be missed! The wildflowers in mid-July were spectacular. Wildlife near Mt. Rose Summit included a big, beautiful buck and a marmot.

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