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Tahoe Rim Trail and Paige Meadows Loop

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Tahoe Rim Trail and Paige Meadows Loop is a 5.1 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, bird watching, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 551 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Lauren White
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Hiking

The trail is up a short climb then through a peaceful meadow loop. It’s not leading to any spectacular viewpoint but the area is lovely to soak in, with meadows, flowers, and birdsong. However, I found the constant mountain bikers passing at high speeds to be way too stressful to enjoy a peaceful walk in the woods. All in all I wouldn’t do this again unless on a bike myself.

Ashley J
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Hiking

This is a great, easy hike for kids and dogs. Not much elevation and pretty flat. the wildflowers are out in abundance and the meadows are stunning. There are so many trails in this area that it's easy to get turned around.

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Corben Cameron
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Jim S
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HikingBugs

well maintained hike. Some wildflowers beginning to bloom. Buggy at the meadow

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Pam Cunningham
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Robert Martin
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HikingBugsMuddy

Fun, forested hike and beautiful meadows but really heavy mosquito activity at the meadows. Some light bush whacking to avoid mud pits. Do NOT attempt without repellent unless winter. We re-routed our return to avoid the meadows. It helped but still unavoidable. No lake views.

Alex Christian
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Michelle Tanner
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Hiking

If you go in the summer (we went the last weekend of June), BEWARE of the mosquitos! Even with bug spray we got eaten alive and it was quite miserable. Also bring waterproof shoes as there are parts of the trail you cannot pass without walking through water.

Scott Soares
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lots of snow right now

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Jerry Moret
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Hiking

lots of snow still.

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Jim Bialson
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HikingSnow

beautiful place to snowshoe

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April Hopkins
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Very difficult finding the trailhead, first because there is no trail named Page Meadow Loop, second because the trail marker is hidden between two trees on the side of the road, third Google maps gave incomplete directions. To get to the loop you have to hike 2 miles up the Tahoe Rim Trail from the north side of Ward Creek Blvd. To find Ward Creek Blvd. turn up Pineland from Hwy 89, take Twin Peaks to Ward Creek Blvd. The elevation gain is steady. There is more than one meadow. We could not find signage indicating the start of the loop, yet there are a number of splits from the TRT, and the All Trails app did not help.

Jeanne Clinton
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following the Tahoe Rim trail was easy because of the tree markers. But we had trouble orienting ourselves to find the loop option back from Page Meaxows. So we just retraced our steps from Page Meadow.

chris lorange
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So many options on this trail. Not too many people not too long but u can extend it if you want to go further. Pretty trees. Beautiful meadows and scenery. Cool off road trail for cars too if you want to come back later. Light traffic during the week

Hendrik Bruhns
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Hiking

Very nice easy hike with awesome views

Ken Tessendorff
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We took the kids today one is 6 and the other was in a pack they both did great.

Mike U
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Hiking

Difficult to get to the trailhead due to road construction. The parts of the trail not on the TRT were poorly signed, and we met several hikers who were bewildered as to where on the trail they were. The TRT section was rather unremarkable, but the meadows were gorgeous.

Sara G
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Walking

Nice and flat when you access it from up in the neighborhood. A little muddy in the meadows but not bad. Lots of tiny wildflowers.

Andrea D.
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Nature trips

We had a tough time finding the trailhead. First we parked and walked to the left and got swarmed with mosquitoes. We got back in the car to leave and then decided to pull off the road further down and walk up to the right, up a dirt road. It didn’t look to be a trailhead but we were ready to hike!! The only marking we saw was for the Tahoe Rim Trail, not sure where the other Trail was for the loop portion of this. We followed along, path wasn’t too strenuous. The meadow was “mosquito meadow”! We had a few layers of clothing and bug spray and were still getting bitten. Still very wet, muddy as the snow is almost all melted at this point but just very swampy. There’s probably wayyyyyyy better hikes in the Tahoe area.

Jen Carlile
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Hiking

There is still a good amount of snow on this trail, but it’s beautiful and doable without snow shoes right now. We saw some very fresh bear tracks in the snow (!) in the meadows, which made us all a bit on edge for the rest of the hike!

Ron Dwyer-Voss
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Nice meadows. Well marked. During lmid-late October will be spectacular

Rob L.
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Trail isn't marked very well but once you find your way it's a great hike and the scenery is beautiful.

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