Great trail, easy to follow, not too steep. Fantastic views.

Beautiful views and easy access with markers throughout. Last 0.5 mile or so was covered in ice and snow so we turned around and made the trip back. A couple of small waterfalls are found along the path. We are avid hikers so we found this more easy than moderate. The trail is very open and wide the first mile or two then becomes a single track trail along the backside of the mountain.

I liked this trail a lot! It gives great views of the lake and western shore peaks. Hiked it today and it took me 3 hours to go to the end and back. As a primarily Appalachian hiker from TN I thought the trail was a good moderate level trail with little trail issues i.e. downed tree or erosion. One problem I encountered was right after the trailhead split with the Cali/Nevada line trail approx 1.5 miles in I lost the trail and spent 20 minutes in the brush trying to get back to trail. Otherwise great hike for a trail within walking distance from my South Tahoe hotel.

Great views of the lake

Great views and rewarding uphill climb. I hiked it mid -November and the weather was ideal.

Hiked this trail in mid September and the weather was a bit on the warm side (though a dip in Lake Tahoe afterward solved that!). The views of the lake are beautiful and I liked that you only have to go 1/3 up the trail to see them. There are several trails marked by color here so you don't have to take the same path up and down.

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4 months ago

Nice trail system. The waterfall is flowing strongly. The vista point provides good views of Lake Tahoe. thanks

Great hike with incredible views. The waterfall is still flowing strong and the fall colors are beautiful.

Fall colors were gorgeous! Lots of off leash dogs and high traffic on the way back.

nice hike with great overviews. the hiling has the gondolas overhead but it does not take away from the trail much. lots of ootion from mutiple parming lots and some nice overviews. The hike was not crowdws at all and had ample parking.

started at sunrise and didn't see a single person for most of our hike. took the rim trail to the left for a bit to a nice lookout point. this trail is very well marked.

great views, nice little falls. beware of bikers careening down the trail.

Second time doing the hike. The lake was hard to see with the haze. But I liked the hike..

Nice hike with expansive views. Do be aware that most of the hiking is fully exposed so you might want to avoid the mid day hike.

Compared to Emerald Bay area hikes, this was a disappointment. The view includes the lake but you have to look over the ugly casino hotels and many of the trees on the mountain are dead.

Saw a black bear!

Average elev gain per mile is about 400' which is perfect for me. Trail was well maintained, not overgrown, and safe. Overall elev gain is more like 1300' and rt distance is more like 7 miles, not 6.6.

Great hike! Left at 7am and back at trailhead at 10am. Shade, rolling switchbacks, nice waterfalls, and good views of the lake. The only thing that could've been better is the final destination… There was a summit but not much of a view. Kind of unclimactic. But all in all a great hike!

Great day hike close to South Lake Tahoe. We ranged in age from 8 to 68 and all enjoyed it. Beautiful panoramic views of the lake and a few water features along the way.

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