Painted Rock Loop Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Painted Rock Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tahoe City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Nice hike but not my favorite. Mosquitoes were pretty bad (second week of July) and the trail was very sunny. Nice views on the way down of Squaw Valley.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

We just did the loop part, didn't do the extra "tail". There's still a lot of snow on the ground about a mile in, which made it hard to find the trail, even with the All Trails map and GPS. We took a shortcut that had us bushwhacking at one point when we had given up on finding the trail. Mostly in the shade. This is definitely a trail used for mountain biking as well, so be on the lookout for people spinning down the mountain.

10 months ago

The hike was great. However if you didn't have the app the trail head would be hard to find. Once you are on the trail it is easy to follow and a good hike for exercise.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

beautiful, nice view of Lake Tahoe