Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Spooner Summit to Snow Valley Peak is a 11.7 mile out and back trail located near Glenbrook, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
I only hiked 3 miles towards the snow valley peak and will have to return next time to get all the way there but I really enjoyed this trail. Some Carson valley and Lake Tahoe views but mostly trail goes through the forest.
Very pleasant, gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Carson Valley.
Nice hike but no views of the lake, just a little glimpse of it a couple of times peeking through the trees. Made it to about a 1 1/2 miles away from Snow Valley Peak. All in all about 8 miles R/T
Nice hike on a beautiful blue sky day. The views from the top are worth the trip. Went in on the Rim trail and came out through North Canyon.
Hiking up from Spooner Lake is wooded for a few miles but then opens up for beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. What's nice is that the trail, above treeline, is well maintained. Your eyes are free to wander and gaze at the lake. I only saw one or two other hikers on a beautiful August weekend; lots of horse poop.
Wife and I have done both sides of spooner to marlette lake and to kings bury actually like the view towards kings bury better view of Lake Tahoe not much traffic on either run into horses on the marlette side have to watch for afternoon thunder storms later in the year great snow mobile trails on kings bury side during winter go to the top for spectacular views
Horseback rider here. Equestrian trailer parking is located at the equipment sheds just to the east of Spooner Summit on Hwy 50. There is a small day fee, bring cash (less than $10). The trail is easily found from the parking area. No water in the high country on this particular leg, you will need to either go over Sunflower Hill toward Hobart Reservoir for water from Hobart Creek or make a loop ride and go back toward Marlette Lake. Watch for bikers on the lower trail, they are not allowed on this particular section of TRT however.
The Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from Spooner Summit up to Snow Valley Peak does offer spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, including my favorite scene of Marlette Lake perched high above Lake Tahoe. You can make a loop with the Marlette Lake trail for a longer run. Expect plenty of climbing and wind at the top, but the views are worth it. The trail is smooth and not technical (just lots of climbing).
If you are not going during peak tourist season, then certainly consider the Marlette Flume Trail run as another gorgeous run with even more spectacular Tahoe views.
Beautiful vistas of the lake and valley. Blood red sunset was incredible.
Best views of North Shore.. No argument.. the Views from SVP has everything to entertain the wondering eye. Carson and Washoe Valleys to the East, with the Mystery lines. Then Marlette and the majestic Lake Tahoe to the West, with its snow capped peaks. I have lived in NLake for 2 years now and wish I found this gem the 1st day I came!
Marlette is hands down thee BEST fishing in the Tahoe Basin. All the regulations and hassle of getting up there is most certainly worth the effort.
I went from parking lot at Spooner Rim Trail not lake and not flume trail beautiful views at top of snow vly pk continued to Marlette after but tough descent down to Marlette Had to then hike back up hill to TRT to get back tp car All in all great moderate hike 15.2 miles in 6 hours covering valley and peaks Awesome views from top of Snow Vly pk!!
Great views of Tahoe and Marlett lake. Bring water - seasonal creeks dry up early in the season.