One of the most beautiful trails in Tahoe is the Tahoe Rim Trail. The trail is suitable for all kinds of hikers as it consists of a number of different sections. Some of them are easier and can offer comfort and an easy hike for someone that wants to enjoy the sceneryand relaxation and some of them are more difficult, offering a bit of challenge to those that want to enjoy long adventurous trails with gorgeouslandscapes.
Trails for the Novice
For the Novice hikers then the Tahoe Meadows trail is highly recommended. The trailhead is located at almost 8740 feet and also doubles as the gateway that leads to the Spooner Summit trail that goes on for a little over 22miles. As a novice you should only go as far as you can on the easy to moderate terrain and check the history markers around the trail. One thing worth mentioning is not to forget water since you don’t want to be faced with a situation where you are far from the start of the trail and find yourself without any. The trail also has a handicapped accessible trail that goes through flat terrain for approximately one mile through the beautiful meadows
The intermediate hiker willdefinitelywant to check out Spooner Summit. Situated at 7150 feet it’s one of the best places from which to enjoy the fabulous scenic views of Lake Tahoe. The trail takes hikers through the peaks of Carson Range featuring granite outcrops and fir filledforests. Parking a car is a more difficult task because you have to take a little over 12 mile route across the highway towards south of Kingsbury Grade . Taking a guide book or a map is always a good idea when using any of the trails, but if you do find yourself without one then you can keep your eyes peeled for the many trail signs that are posted on all of the trails at Lake Tahoe. As with the previous hiking route, water is definitely not an element you should forget about.
To arrive at the Spooner Summit you have to go to the south side of Highway 50 where you will find a sign saying Spooner Summit.
Trails for the More Experienced Hiker
Experienced hikers have to opportunity to take the Barker Pass and Tahoe City trail. Once you arrive at the Barker Pass you need to head on the Highway 89 and then turn at Blackwood canyon Road continue on for just over 7 miles until you reach a parking lot complete with its own vaulted toilet . That’s where the trailhead starts.
From the City of Tahoe the trailhead is situated at the western side of Highway 89, around a quarterof a mile south of its junction that meets with the Highway28. The Truckee River has a good Parking lot and recreation area. After parking the car you need to head south near the river and then make a right turn at the Forest Service gate andthen continue on along the gravel road for about 0.3miles to the trailhead.
The Tahoe Rim Trail is full of beautiful scenery, wildflowers and wildlife. You can also try the trail in the winter if you’re looking for an even more challenging adventure.