Best trail running trails in Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

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Explore the most popular running trails in Toiyabe National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Tunnel Creek Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
#2 - Tom Cooke Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
#3 - Showers Lake via the PCT
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
This is a relatively easy trail from just below Carson Pass on Highway 88 to Meiss Lake. It includes fantastic views of the surrounding peaks, Caples Lake, and Lake Tahoe, and is an excellent swimming destination in the summer, plus a great snow camping destination in the winter. The trail is the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). It is 4 miles from the parking lot to Meiss lake, with an elevation gain of about 300 feet as you climb over the saddle before dropping down to Meiss valley. The trail is well sign-posted and marked. It follows the highway for a little over 1/4 a mile before turning right into a wooded valley. After another 1/4 mile, there is a moderate climb up to the pass, before a gentle slope down to Meiss valley. The remaining 2.5 miles is flat and easy. Shortly after the trail drops into the valley, there is a fork. You will leave the PCT and take the left (eastern) fork, which is an old jeep route. After a short distance you will see Meiss lake to your left (west). It is the warmest lake in the Lake Tahoe region and great for swimming, although it is quite shallow. Return the way you came. In the winter, most people ignore the PCT and simply navigate directly to the saddle. Navigation here is very easy on a clear day as there are few trees 100 feet above the parking lot, and so the visibility is excellent. If you ignore the PCT and take a more direct route, there will be more climbing. Beware the avalanche point on the north of the saddle, on the western side. It creates a terrain trap out of the trail and can be dangerous. As always in the winter, be very careful with navigation, the weather can change fast here.Show more
#4 - Hole in the Wall Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#5 - Tunnel Creek Road: Tahoe Meadows to Twin Lakes
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
Started at the Tunnel Creek Cafe and went to Monkey Rock, then on to the aspen grove about 2.5 miles from the trailhead. Amazing views and moderately challenging.Show more
#6 - Lower Thomas Creek Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
#7 - Woodchuck Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
The Woodchuck Trail is a portion of the Steamboat Ditch Trail starting from the Woodchuck Trailhead. It is moderately trafficked, mostly in the sun, and follows (until near the turnback, where it passes the Hole in the Wall) the Steamboat Ditch, a seasonal canal. The trail is sturdy, wide, and relatively flat.Show more
#8 - Folsom Camp Loop: Tyrolean Downhill to Incline Flume
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
#9 - Leavitt Meadows to Millie, Secret, Roosevelt & Lane Lakes
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 11.0 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
#10 - Green Lake and East Lake Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
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