Diamond Peak from Tahoe Meadows is a 16.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Washoe Valley, NV that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Tahoe Meadows is a wonderful trailhead - one of the most pleasant around the lake - to embark from on a dayhike. The route to Diamond Peak is mostly level, gaining the ridge in about 300 feet and then generally following it south through forests of western white pine, lodgepole pine, red fir, and Jeffrey pine. The high point of the hike is slightly above 8,800 feet while the destination is at 8,540 feet (and has a chairlift terminus attached to it). For the most solitude, avoid even-numbered days when mountain bikes have access to this excellent trail.