TRT: Kingsbury to Big Meadow
ElevationAscent: 3,437' 1,048 m
Descent: -3,958' -1,207 m
High: 9,716' 2,962 m
Low: 7,272' 2,217 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“One of the finest trails in all of the Sierra's.”— 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.
After Star Lake, you'll steadily gain elevation as you traverse the west side Freel Peak. At this point, you'll lose close to 1000 ft of elevation before regaining another ~800 ft to reach the final high point (~16 miles) of this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail.
This rugged trail continues to provide awesome vistas overlooking Lake Tahoe before descending through forests to finally arrive at the Big Meadow trailhead.
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Local Club: Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office
Nov 21, 2019: Widespread prescribed fire operations in Tahoe Basin