Marlette Lake and Chimney Beach Loop Trail

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Marlette Lake and Chimney Beach Loop Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sand Harbor, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2316 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

rocky

This trail offers awesome views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake. The trail is a moderately steep uphill climb from the lake level up to Marlette Lake, with views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake visible at once from a point high up the trail. It's mostly shaded at the lower elevations, and passes through sugarpine forest, stands of aspen, and even a patch of ferns. About four fifths of the trail is quite obvious, but the last steep descent to Marlette Lake the trail is a little hard to follow. This is a great trail to take in early October, when the aspens on the east side of Marlette Lake are shimmering golden.

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19 days ago

Easy parking if early. Trail is easy to find per waypoints in description. The hike offers nice elevation gain. If you pay close attention you will see split in trail where you can go left straight to lake. Otherwise, you will end up looping around along lake. Don't be confused by mountain bike tracks or sign at 4 miles in which says Marlette Creek Trail.

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1 month ago

As advertised, quite difficult

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The perfect hike. It's probably moderate/hard but the solitude, trail and views make it an easy top 10 for Tahoe. Great for dogs with the stream and lake.

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Super awesome climbing and picnicking

1 month ago

Just fantastic ! Wonderful views on lac tahoe and magnificient environment at the top
A must to do

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