Marlette Lake Trail from Spooner Lake

MODERATE 30 reviews

Marlette Lake Trail from Spooner Lake is a 10.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glenbrook, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1896 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
10 days ago

This was a beautiful hike but it can be a bit difficult at times and tiring - you hike from Spooner up to Marlette and then we returned via fire road. I recommend bringing lots of water and lunch plus a bathing suit for a very needed dip in Marlette before the trek back to Spooner.

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24 days ago

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27 days ago

The trail is easy to follow & the incline is never all that severe. Recommend the trail over the road for sure (they basically run parallel to each other). Loved the view on the lake. Temp was a perfect 75. Only downside were mosquitos in one section were relentless & the air quality wasn't great due to the smoke from the fires. I was walking about an 18 minute mile and was done in about 4 hours (25 minute stop at the lake). Enjoy.

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked from Spooner Lake to Marlette Lake, and then continued further to about a mile and a half beyond Marlette Peak. It took about 9.5 hours roundtrip, but the views from Marlette Peak were phenomenal, with sweeping vistas over both Marlette Lake and Lake Tahoe. We saw an eagle, two deer, a snake, chipmunks, and swarms of butterflies. There was still snow by Marlette Peak, even in the middle of July! The only reason I didn't give this hike 5 stars is because we got eaten alive by mosquitos for 3 miles during the descent from Marlette Lake to Spooner Lake, even with bug spray. My girlfriend got nearly 50 bites, and I got about 30. Would definitely do this hike again.

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

nice hike last weekend. heard some kittens and saw some mountain lion tracks near the saddle at the lake. fun times.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with plenty of shade and moderate elevation gain. There is still snow covering the trail around the 4 mile mark, but it's easy to navigate across to the North Canyon Road (runs parallel to the trail, to the east), which takes you directly to the east side of the lake. Not heavily trafficked and saw only a handful of other hikers at Marlette Lake.

2 months ago

2 months ago

tried it today with a friend and the little kid we saw a ranger on the walk up and back with no real notice still snowed out about 2 miles in right as we got there ran into a really big bear slowly turned around and got out of there we saw what we thought was a den right off the right side of the trail told a ranger about it they said there's a couple dens off of it I feel more notice of where those are should be posted don't go alone

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike with a consistent but not brutal uphill grade on the way in, a gorgeous setting at Marlette Lake, and a quiet experience that was the perfect get-away we were looking for. We did this one in mid-November... awesome weather with it being chilly but not cold. We started at 8:30am and only encountered maybe 20 other people (including some bikers and two horseback riders). Round trip took us 4.5 hours, including a 20-30 min stop at the lake.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful, 63° October day with beautiful vistas and Aspen color popping. Scant snow, great sunlight and only saw 2 people in 11 miles

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9 months ago

Parked at Spooner Summit to save us each $8. adds a couple miles to the hike. Beautiful hike gorgeous fall colors.

10 months ago

Beautiful trail, lots of fall colors! Don't confuse the mtb trail with the hiking trail!