Tahoe Rim Trail (CA & NV)

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 170 mile scenic backcountry non-motorized trail system looping along the ridgeline surrounding Lake Tahoe. It consists of the Tahoe Rim National Recreation Trail (120 miles) on the East, North and West sides of the lake, and 50 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail on the West and South.

photo: The trail is open to hikers, equestrians, and in many areas, mountain bikers. Type: Backcountry
Length: 120.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - Off leash
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Circling around the crest of the mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin in CA and NV
States: California, Nevada
Counties: Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Washoe, Carson City, Douglas
Latitude: 39.25815   Longitude: -119.9013

The TRT circumnavigates the Lake Tahoe Basin, generally near the rim of the surrounding mountains. As such, it crosses all major routes into Lake Tahoe. Trailheads or marked crossings can be found near the crests on US 50 (E&W), CA 89 (N&S), CA 267, NV 431, and NV 207, with system access spurs in Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe. Maps are available on the Tahoe Rim Trail Association Website

Description

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 170 mile scenic backcountry non-motorized trail system looping along the ridgeline surrounding lake Tahoe. It consists of the Tahoe Rim National Recreation Trail on the East, North and West sides of the lake, and 50 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail on the West and South.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 6,200
Elevation High Point: 10,000
Year Designated: 2003

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: Tahoe Rim Trail Complete Informational Brochure
Website: Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Don Lane
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150
(530) 573-2621
http://www.r5.fs.fed.us

Information Contact:
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
PO Box 3267
128 Market St. Suite 3E
Stateline , NV 89449 -3267
(775) 298-4485
info@tahoerimtrail.org
http://www.tahoerimtrail.org

 

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