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525 mi 845 km of trail 25 Runs

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gem Favorite Lower Glen Alpine Falls early morning, just off the road before the trailhead. Popular tourist spot.

Lower Glen Alpine Falls

(3) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Ropi Lake Sunset

Ropi Lake

(2) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Lake Tahoe from the Lighthouse Trail

Rubicon Point Lighthouse

(4) Tahoma, CA
gem Favorite Emerald Bay in the morning light.

Vikingsholm

(4) South L…, CA

Runs in Lake Tahoe - 26

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Favorite Lake Tahoe from Mt. Tallac
Difficult

Mount Tallac

9.9 mi 16.0 km • Out and Back • 3,266 ft Ascent 995.6 m Ascent

(51) South L…, CA
Favorite Emerald Bay in the morning light.
Intermediate

Rubicon Trail Out and Back

12.3 mi 19.8 km • Out and Back • 1,215 ft Ascent 370.33 m Ascent

(31) Tahoma, CA
Favorite Pyramid Peak with Lake Aloha in the foreground.
Intermediate

Echo Lakes to Lake Aloha

12.8 mi 20.7 km • Loop • 1,434 ft Ascent 437.09 m Ascent

(29) South L…, CA
Favorite View of Sierra at Tahoe from the top
Difficult

Pyramid Peak - Rocky Canyon Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km • Loop • 3,915 ft Ascent 1193.24 m Ascent

(21) South L…, CA
Favorite Stream crossings during extremely high water level period. Waterfall flowed down from Peak 8417 and flooded forest.
Difficult

Horsetail Falls

3.3 mi 5.4 km • Out and Back • 682 ft Ascent 207.94 m Ascent

(22) South L…, CA
Favorite New sign installed to alert hikers to the challenge ahead.
Difficult

Shirley Canyon Trail

5.8 mi 9.4 km • Out and Back • 1,899 ft Ascent 578.74 m Ascent

(19) Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite The summit of Rubicon Peak offers phenomenal views out over Lake Tahoe!
Difficult

Rubicon Peak

3.6 mi 5.9 km • Loop • 2,087 ft Ascent 636.21 m Ascent

(8) Tahoma, CA
Favorite From Donner Peak
Intermediate

Mt. Judah Loop

5.6 mi 9.1 km • Loop • 1,228 ft Ascent 374.37 m Ascent

(19) Truckee, CA

Trails in Lake Tahoe - 114

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65.2 mi 104.9 km #1PCT: Echo Lake to Highway 80 (Donner Summit)
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
65.2 mi 104.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km South Lake Tahoe, CA 18 
4.9 mi 7.9 km #3Star Lake Trail
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
4.9 mi 7.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
7.8 mi 12.5 km #4DLRT (Donner Lake Rim Trail): Castle Valley to Donner Ridge
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
7.8 mi 12.5 km Truckee, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #5Lighthouse Trail
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Tahoma, CA
6.5 mi 10.4 km #6Floating Island / Mount Tallac Trail (17E33)
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
6.5 mi 10.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
5.6 mi 9.0 km #7Western States Trail
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult
5.6 mi 9.0 km Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Martis Peak Road (16N92)
Intermediate
Kings Beach, CA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Kings Beach, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #9Lower Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
8.2 mi 13.2 km #10Hole In The Ground Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
8.2 mi 13.2 km Truckee, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #11Armstrong Pass Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.8 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #12Stanford Rock Summit
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
23.0 mi 37.1 km #13TRT: Kingsbury to Big Meadow
Intermediate
Kingsbury, NV
Intermediate
23.0 mi 37.1 km Kingsbury, NV
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14Twin Lakes Trail #16E12
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
10.4 mi 16.8 km #15TYT: Meeks Bay Trail
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate
10.4 mi 16.8 km Tahoma, CA
18.1 mi 29.1 km #16TRT: Big Meadow to Echo Lake
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
18.1 mi 29.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA 11 
32.8 mi 52.9 km #18TRT: Echo Lakes to Barker Pass
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
32.8 mi 52.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
16.7 mi 26.8 km #19TRT: Barker Pass to Tahoe City
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate
16.7 mi 26.8 km Tahoma, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #20Castle Peak Trail
Difficult
Truckee, CA
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Truckee, CA

Photos of Lake Tahoe - 341

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Lake Tahoe from Mt. Tallac
Oct 28, 2015 near South L…, CA
Emerald Bay in the morning light.
Aug 15, 2016 near South L…, CA
Pyramid Peak with Lake Aloha in the foreground.
Sep 10, 2017 near South L…, CA
Stream crossings during extremely high water level period. Waterfall flowed down from Peak 8417 and flooded forest.
Apr 8, 2018 near South L…, CA
View of Sierra at Tahoe from the top
Nov 13, 2018 near South L…, CA
An Early Emerald Morning.
Aug 15, 2016 near South L…, CA
Like heading right through the middle of a postcard! The location is approximate.
Jun 20, 2017 near Tahoma, CA
The stunning view of the Desolation Wilderness from the summit of Pyramid Peak leaves nothing to be desired.
Jan 8, 2017 near South L…, CA

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