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Short hike with the family. Warm day and we were surprised that the trail wasn’t very busy. We did 2.2 miles total from the Jobs Peak Ranch trailhead and turned around at the creek.

Beautiful well marked trail. Even though Round Top was frozen it was still beautiful. Wish we would have ventured to 4th of July Lake, but next time. Will definitely be back to see the wildflowers!

This trail is well marked and really beautiful. Round top lake is frozen enough that people were ice skating today.

A nice day out. Easy trail, except the kick up at the start and finish- our legs felt that. Otherwise an easy trail. Just under 6 hrs including a 15 minutes lunch stop. 28.6 kms all up for us. We parked our RV down Aspen Way- the trail head was too rough and uneven for an RV. Highly recommend.

Gorgeous lake and mountain scenery. Lake Tahoe Views. Near Pacific Crest trail. Very popular weekends. Round Top Lake leg on the strenuous side. Glacial ice kindly delivered to trail level by enterprising youngsters. Surprising number of folks packing skis/snowboards.

Not as hard as you think. Bring lots of water and fishing poles!

Nice hike to get to some lakes and close to mountains topped with snow.

This was a great hike. My wife and I found it challenging mainly because we live at 580ft above sea level and are just visiting so hiking at 6000 to 8000 feet is different. Trail had many lovely views. We saw mountain bikers and day hikers along the way. Only negative is that after you leave the lake halfway thru the hike the return part of the loop is hard to find. We had to back track as we missed the return loop and found ourselves on the Flume Trail by mistake. We did the loop counter clockwise.

Bad ass awesome walk. Best short walk I’ve done in a long time.

My family and friends and of course our well known dog "Ragnar" use this trail an average of 4-5 times a week. it has creeks and streams for the animals and so many beautiful things to see! we see something different every time. well groomed trail as well.

Can be easy or difficult based on the direction you choose. Very pretty. Views of Carson Valley. Sandy areas.

An amazing hike! We did it counter clockwise where the climb is steep and shorter but the down is more gradual. Lot of stair stepping. Old mine and cars as well as the remains of an old cabin. The spur to the Round Top Peak is worth the extra time and energy to see the amazing views and lakes. It's quite the scramble up, at times requiring hands, the illusion of the steep views can be a little overwhelming, especially when the wind is quite Gusty. With Tahoe in view and many more lakes all around you, offers an unforgettable hike! We sadly missed the wild flower peak time so we'll just have to do it again! We got 8.5 miles on GPS. We parked in the first day use area, you can go further in closer to Woods lake and hike clockwise or walk through the camp to pick up the counter clockwise, it's around space 13 across from it, can't miss it. So thankful that the smoke, air quality was minimal, we did see the white smoke way down in the valley at Donnell fire but it stayed down low far away. We've been enjoying a lot of the peaks around Tahoe and Sierra's and this is a great one! Calling it a medium effort hike is accurate if you don't summit to Round Top Peak but if you do, I'd call it a HARD only cuz it's not for the faint at heart. If you're with heights or ok with using your hands, then maybe it's still a medium.

what a great hike. uphill was quite manageable and the 5 miles flew by. plenty of changing scenery and outlooks.

Great hike. The lake and views were beautiful. We took our 3 kids and they had a blast. Ended up running down the trail. It’s definitely a challenging hike. But the views are well worth the burning kegs and lungs.

This is my favourite trail in the el Dorado area so far. Ultimate fun.

Trail was nice. kinda soft around some of the turns because of the bikes. Also, there were so many bikes we had to dive off the trail often. Just be heads up.

At the top, the trail from the lake back to the trail that goes down is very overgrown and hard to find. we started going the wrong way before realizing we were on the wrong trail. then it took us a while to determine what was the trail and what wasn't.

All in all, running the 10 mile loop took us 2 hours.

My favorite hike along Highway 88. If you visit early to mid-July, the wildflowers are in full bloom and very nice. You can hike either clockwise or counter clockwise and I have done both ways. I think the trail down from Winnemuca is a little easier (less steep, less rocky), so if that’s a concern consider going counter clockwise to Round Top first. The views looking West from the Round Top side of the trail are by far the best. For the relative easy of this hike, I can not recommend it highly enough.

Great hike from Carson pass to winnemucca lake and back. Very busy trail hike. Elevation will get you so take your time and hydrate alot during the hike.

Went up the right fork to Round Top Lake first. As mentioned before the view dropping into Winnemucca Lake is beautiful. No people on the first half. A lot of people from Winnemucca Lake down to Wood Lake.

We first did this trail two years ago and returned to it earlier this week. Still love it. We took the same route up to Winnemucca Lake as we did last time, starting from the Woods Lake parking area. There were still wildflowers, even in mid/late August (last time we went in early July). But this time we turned right at the lake and took the Round Top Lake trail. We saw a bit of snow on the way, close enough to scramble up and get some. Then we took the — can’t recall the name (Woods Lake?)— trail to the right back down to the parking lot. It was a fairly easy hike, certainly easier than Job’s Peak which we did today. On the way down we saw the remains of an old mine and a truck, perhaps from the 20s or 30s? You could still see and touch the wooden spokes of the wheels and the wooden running board. Our 8 and 5 year olds loved it. A great hike.

Easy trail, astonishing views.

Very nice part of the TRT. I started at Spooner Summit and went south. Adding the Kingsbury North to Kingsbury South connector on at the end was a large task due to the incline and by that point my energy had been spent. I took the time to go to the peak of Genoa and also climb around Castle Rock for a great overlook of South Lake Tahoe.

Great views with a beautiful lake! The rocks and boulders get a little in the way for runners but I’ll run this trail again for sure!

Amazing hike streams, flowers, waterfalls and lakes. Awesome hike with a small 1000 ft climb and 5 mile loop that typically are only seen on a 10-20 mile hike.

We hiked on July 17 to Winnemucca Lake first, going clockwise on the loop. The wildflowers were amazing! Even without the flowers this would be a beautiful hike. On descent from Round Top Lake, I only encountered a couple of people. I think most of the traffic to Winnemucca comes from Sonora pass, doing an out and back. My husband had gone on alone to check out 4th of July Peak and said the views were stunning. We agree that ascending through the wildflower side was better because you tend to focus on footing when descending and might not get to enjoy looking across the fields as much. Very happy with the route direction we chose. One note, please leash your dogs! Mine is not friendly to other dogs and it was a bit stressful fending off a couple that romped over to us.

Beautfiul today. Still plenty of wildflowers, although I can see they are started to wane. Not a lot of people on this hot day, although we didn't get on the trail until noon.

as others have said, it's a leg workout for sure ! however the trail is mostly smooth sand/soil and easy on the feet. the views are spectacular and the feeling serene. I went on a Sunday and saw maybe a dozen courteous mountain bikers and 3 other hikers. trail head parking lot is small so I parked about 3/4 mile down the road at the beach area. also -the last little section of the "loop" after you go around the lake is a bit vague on this map (the red line) they have it paralleling the blue dotted bike trail. I just ended up walking the bike trail because it's easier to find.

Great hike for wild flowers. Very busy even on a Tuesday. Be ready for dogs off leash.

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