Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)

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Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) is a 172.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Incline Village, NV that features a lake. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

172.5 miles 29900 feet Loop

dog friendly




mountain biking






wild flowers





2 months ago

3 months ago

Update to an earlier Reivew
I went back and completed the sections I'd missed in the spring. I connected Tahoe City CA with Kingsbury Grade CA via the Desolation Wilderness.
One must obtain a Desolation Wilderness Permit before going into the region.
the DW is by far my favorite section with vistas and lakes galore.
Do not expect to resupply at Echo Lake Chalette (sp) it is a 'gas station' type of stop with some great people working there.
This mid-August the bugs were gone. The weather mild with late afternoon thunder storms on the Eastern half.

4 months ago

I went counter clockwise beginning at Mt Rose.
Made it to Tahoe City before jumping off and shuttling to Kingsbury Grade due to snow reports on Dick's Pass and Freel Pass.
I realized I started a week to soon for the snow to clear. Others were doing these sections with some difficulty.
This is the first trail I needed to be concerned about water. For me 2ltrs was not enough on the dry sections.

2 years ago

Did the whole TTR in 2012. Started at echo and it worked out great. Took 13 days.

2 years ago

Haven't completed the Tahoe Meadows to Spooner segment yet. I've been wandering around the whole section of the Carson Range between the Lake and Carson City-Carson City-Washoe Valley and Woodfords to I-80. I'll get it done eventually...

2 years ago

Yesterday I hiked a small part of the Rim Trail for a great view of the Lake. Drive 2.7 miles out of town on 267. The trail crosses the road there and goes uphill (East). Follow signs for the Spur Trail. A nice 1.5 mi uphill climb for a little side trip while you're in the area.

I have gone downhill from the trailhead there and found it less than thrilling...