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FS Road #16N52

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 961' 293 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 7,638' 2,328 m
Low: 6,684' 2,037 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

Scenic doubletrack with views of Lake Tahoe.

Leslie Kehmeier

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Need to Know

At mile 1.5, cross a creek on a sturdy wooden plank.

There are a few forks in the road along the way, with no signage. Follow the route on the Trail Run Project mobile app if you want to follow this trail specifically.

Description

Forest Road #16N52 is a scenic doubletrack option above the Rise and Shine Downhill (#18E18). The route travels through huge pines and open forest with views of Lake Tahoe through the trees (starting around mile 1). There is a small pull-out area to park at the side of the road.

The incline is very gradual - you barely notice you're going uphill. This is a great easy run! Around mile 2 or 2.5, be sure to take a little detour off the trail to get a sweeping vista of Lake Tahoe.

Another option...From the parking area north of King's Beach you can run up FS Road #16N86 and FS Road #16N52, FS Road #16N66, FS Road #16N55 to the Tahoe Rim: Brockway to Wilderness Boundary, making a long and scenic loop.

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#15

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#8036

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#15

in Lake Tahoe

#840

in California

#8,036

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588 Since Nov 16, 2017
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Around 2.5 mile mark, you can get a great view of Lake Tahoe if you walk off the trail a bit
May 8, 2018 near Kings B…, CA
Nice wide, well-kept trail
May 8, 2018 near Tahoe V…, CA
Much of the trail has views of Lake Tahoe (but only through the trees)
May 8, 2018 near Kings B…, CA
Much logging (?) along the trail
May 8, 2018 near Tahoe V…, CA
You must cross a stream!
May 8, 2018 near Kings B…, CA

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