Loop Trail? Yes
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - Off leash
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
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Location: Circling around the crest of the mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin in CA and NV
State(s): California, Nevada
Counties: Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Washoe, Carson City, Douglas
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
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.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 6,200
Elevation High Point: 10,000
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2003
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Tahoe Rim Trail Complete Informational Brochure
Website: Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Website: American Trails Featured NRT
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.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
May 6, 2019
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