Power Line Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews
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Power Line Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

trail running
2 months ago

Nice clear trail, just make sure you stay to your left when you enter. There’s a creek and a bit of a view of Lake Tahoe at the end, then walking back you see the lake most of the way.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Good fun and fairly straightforward for most of it.

5 months ago

Great for mountain bikes. Uneventful hike. Catch a glimpse of South Lake Tahoe and the stream at the end is nice but otherwise I would prefer some better views. It's an easy hike if that's what you are looking for.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a beautiful hike. We enjoyed it. Nice views of Lake Tahoe and a beautiful flowing stream at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a nice trail (s) with some beautiful sites. The only issue that we had was that there are many offshoots and nothing really marking the trail that I could see to help better guide us along the way. We originally planned this as a training run for my daughter to practice her cross country running, but is hard with out a clearly marked trail.

8 months ago

Great hike near Ski Run blvd. Great views. Up and down rolling hills none too difficult. I would hike it again.

9 months ago

Awesome trail and views

hiking
9 months ago

Difficult parking at the trail head. I wouldn't try this in the winter months when the trail is covered in snow. I did this is March and had a tough time following the map. Went off trail for most of it. Enjoyed a long break at the top with a little view of the lake. So nice to breath the fresh air.
First solo hike in a while.

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

Nice I close to SLT hike. More of a walk. Be sure to hit one of the rock outcroppings you get to first for good views. Otherwise more of a forest walk. burn and first Mgt. Make sure you make it to the stream 3/4 way in!

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great trail with some spectacular views throughout various parts (especially the beginning). Pretty easy and kid friendly with the exception of a couple more strenuous inclines, but they are few and far between. NOTE: Wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty/dusty!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nice hike ! Very close to the Hotels near Heavenly. Not too rugged. Perfect for kids. Some beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay.

mountain biking
Monday, July 11, 2016

This trail is awesome. So many options and it goes past a sweet creek. I recommend this trail for anyone looking to get out into the woods and explore.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

Great hike, has beautiful views. The trail seems to more utilized by mountain bikers than hikers, at least on the day we went. useful signs help to find your correct way back.

hiking
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Great hike for kids and is perfect for beginning mountain bikers/family. Drive up to trailhead and go up high meadow spur trail. This has one loop that drops down by cold creek...take rt at first Y. Retrace steps back to Y and follow trail to road and hike back to trailhead.

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Trail is awesome for mountain biking! It puts you in the back country with about the same up and downs. There are some awesome views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

hiking
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mountain biking
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