Tahoe Rim Trail - Kingsbury to Star Lake
ElevationAscent: 2,729' 832 m
Descent: -2,729' -832 m
High: 9,121' 2,780 m
Low: 7,457' 2,273 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“High Sierra trail running at its finest.”— Jco25 Colby
The Tahoe Rim Trail traverses the top of Heavenly Valley before losing elevation and returning to the South Lake Tahoe side (western aspect) of the mountains beginning a series of climbs and descents on crumbling granite. You'll reach Star Lake, one of the most beautiful high alpine lakes in the Tahoe basin, serving as the turn-around point.
From here, head back the way you came.
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Local Club: Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office