Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe City, California 96145
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Local Phone: (775) 298-0012

The TRT encompasses 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail open to bikers, hikers and equestrians. It passes through two states, six counties, one state park, three national forests and three natural wilderness trails.

Visit the TRT website for detailed maps, descriptions and suggested itineraries for day hikes or overnight trips. 

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As anyone coming up to Lake Tahoe from sea level knows, that first day of hiking above 6,500 feet is a pant-inducing endeavor. But did you know that you (and your dog) can “cheat?” more »
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Clover playing in Fallen Leaf Lake. Premshiree-Pillai (CC)
Most hikes around Lake Tahoe—and there are hundreds—can be enjoyed with your best friend. But if your goal is to bask in fall color, better get a move on.  The aspens and other color-makers at higher elevations have already peaked, but you’ll still find some golden glow around the lakeshore. Go to CalifornaFallColor.com for leaf-peeper updates—and, as always, check weather reports before rounding up your pup and heading into the high country. Be prepared for snow, because at this time of year, you never know! more »
Most hiking trails around Lake Tahoe—and there are hundreds—can be enjoyed in the company of your best friend. For a short hike with liquid rewards, pack a picnic and take an easy, 3.5-mile round-trip stroll to gorgeous Fallen Leaf Lake, second-largest body of water in the Tahoe Basin and easily accessible from a parking lot just off Highway 89. Also easy-going is the mile-in, mile-out Cascade Falls trail, accessed from a trailhead at Inspiration Point near Emerald Bay. more »
wildflowersWhen it comes to five-star wildflower hikes, Carson Pass in the Mokelumne Wilderness south of Lake Tahoe has few rivals. more »
At Northstar-at-Tahoe, just $6 buys a day's worth of scenic lift rides that Fido and family members 12 and younger can enjoy for free. The experience starts on the Village Gondola, whose enclosed cabins run to the mid-mountain Lodge at Big Springs. From there, DogTrekkers can hop aboard a gondola on the Zephyr lift for a ride to the upper ridgelines and sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the snow-crusted Sierra. more »
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