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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.

Beautiful day hike easy to moderate, good for the entire family.

This weekend due to all of the rain there was no trail to be seen. Everything was flooded! It was still fun to try and explore the area as much as we could. The "glassy pond" was more like a flowing river! We did get to see some snow flurries while we were there which was really cool.

Tight. Great views of N Tahoe Lake

It was a nice easy walk. We watched the ducks and geese. We were lucky enough to be able to watch two trains go by. It wasn't very busy. The signs warned that the gates would be closed at certain times. We believe they forgot one of the gates to leave open when we went, so we had to backtrack to get back to the vehicle (we were there two hours before they were to close). The one gate being closed was the only thing that was negative for us.

Endless trails. Reno looks lovely da further up you go.

I am lucky to have a friend with local knowledge. We started snowshoeing at Tahoe Meadows and shortly turned right into the beautiful woods. In less than a mile we were at Chickadee Ridge at just under 8,700 feet. It has a spectacular view down to Lake Tahoe. And right before the woods opened up at the ridgeline, we stopped to feed the chickadees. With a little patience, they will come eat the seed right out of your hand!

This is a wonderful hike. The views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains surrounding Incline Village are amazing. And it was enhanced for us by the timing...a pretty December late afternoon with snow on the peaks above us, finishing with a beautiful sunset. The trail is wide and easy, just relatively steep after an initial gradual incline. Due to our late start, we had to turn around at the picturesque area by the Mark Twain bench. Hopefully someday I will get back to finish it. Park in the lot in front of the Tunnel Creek Cafe.

I had so much fun exploring the Tahoe Meadows area on a gorgeous December afternoon. And I could not have picked a better location to go snowshoeing for my first time. After a beautiful trek through the woods, we ended up with an amazing view of Lake Tahoe from Chickadee Ridge. We also stopped to feed the chickadees along the way...what a memorable experience!

walking
25 days ago

A very short walk to two beautiful viewing areas,, the first almost immediately on the left and the second at the end of the trail. Both spots have wonderful panoramas of the lake and the mountains on the other side...the second also includes a clear view south to Cave Rock. If you extend the hike a few feet further over the rocks, you will also have a beautiful view of the northern part of the lake.

It does not get any better

Short but steep. Good workout. Views from top are really nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Had a nice time on this trail. I would say that for the most part, it is a biking trail. You need to keep your eyes and ears open for them. They can sneak up on you. Some nice views of the Red Rock area. Pretty good work out. Bring lots of water, there is no shade to be had.

Excellent with plenty of climbing!

Incredible view, great trail. Been hiking here for years. One of my faves.