The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165 mile loop through the mountain ranges which encircle Lake Tahoe.
This trail passes through both California and Nevada. Around 50 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail are concurrent with the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail was completed in 2001 and is open entirely to hikers and horses, while only half of the trail is open to bikers.
The trail offers a lot of diversity – from the alpine meadows of the south and east, to the dry and rocky landscapes of the north, to the alpine lakes of the Desolation Wilderness on the south-western side of Lake Tahoe.
Our Favorite Tahoe Rim Trail Photos
Below are some of our favorite Tahoe Rim Trail Photos. This hike was the first of 3 for the summer of 2014. Beardoh very much enjoyed revisiting a few of the same places near Tahoe from his PCT hike, and SweetPea got her first taste of west coast hiking.
Our journal from the 2014 hike is here -> Beardoh! and SweetPea’s 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Journal
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