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Tahoe Rim Trail

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Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
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Owner description: 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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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We took a short hike here on the TRT to the brockway spur overlook which offerred superb views if most of the northern Tahoe shore. It was uncrowded and worth the effort. Part of this trail was.used for.the 200mile trail race as we saw some directional signs during our hike. The trail signs we saw looked as though they had... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I live in the Tahoe basin and have hiked many SEGMENTS of the TRT. The trail has become a totem for young people - a bucket list item - an achievement - the golden chalice. It is more of that than a great hike. I enjoy the back country of Tahoe. This trail skirts the ridges and high places with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been there 4-5 times lost count? I always go off season. Off season meaning not during snow skiing season and not during the summer, late spring....... early fall. I find this is the best time frame for me. No children....... there in school and no lines throughout the entire region. That reduces the time wasted in store lines,... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
64 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Highly recommend to add to your bucket list. If you are in the area this is a must-do activity. We rented bikes from Max at Flume Trail Bikes in Incline Village. He shuttled us to Tahoe Meadows/Mt Rose Trailhead. We peddled about 14 miles on the Tahoe Rim Trail, then peddled around Marlette Lake and over to the stunning Flume... More

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Sacramento, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a gorgeous day hike! If you happen to be staying at The Ridge in So. Shore Tahoe, the trail can be picked up from the upper tennis court. Otherwise, you can park at the Stagecoach base camp for Heavenly Valley and the trailhead is right there. Within 45 minutes, you will see some absolutely amazing views of the... More

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Reno, NV
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the three great hiking trails of America, up there with the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails. Its nearest trailhead to Reno is only a half hour drive, at the Mt Rose Hwy summit with parking and restrooms. The trail leads to a 130' high waterfall, only 2.25 miles of easy hiking. You... More

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Las Vegas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

The Rim Trail is the most beautiful piece of land in Tahoe. There are many trailheads to start from. We did Tahoe Meadows, Mt. Rose Summit and Mt. Tallac. Mt. Tallac being the most strenuous of them all. Very steep at times but the view from the top is worth every step of the way. Plan on about 6 hours... More

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

We rode different trails and very little is marked. So at times hard to know which way to turn. One sign post had been knocked down. Fortunately Village Ski & Bicycles in Incline Village has a website with maps. Also Spooner Lake Flume Trails told us what to look for. Streuous ride. Guaranteed to go up hill a few miles... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2007

I section-hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail, mostly day hikes but with some overnighters and one 5day trip through the Desolation Wilderness. The whole trail can be done as day hikes with some planning, and car shuttles. Beautiful, sometimes crowded, especially on the sections that allow mountain bikes. Water sources can be problem, especially on the East side, and following poor... More

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