Spooner Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenbrook, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles
124 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



trail running






wild flowers



7 days ago

Took my pup out for a jaunt. Most of the trail was closed, but it was a pretty walk. Very loud in most places because of highway and helicopters. Trail not marked around the lake, but seems pretty clear at the start. Check the maps up front. Will be back to do surrounding trails!

1 month ago

Beautiful easy ride.

1 month ago

Nice walk around the lake. Then go get breakfast in south lake.

1 month ago

Fun short walk around the like....perfect for mountain biking

2 months ago

Very easy and also very short. Good for a quick change in scenery if you head north or south on the east side of Lake Tahoe and want to make a quick stop.

2 months ago

Nice leisurely trail. Easy for kids alike.

2 months ago

If you are looking for easy with nice scenery it's perfect.

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery, easy walk along lake and through wooded areas. Only slight negative is that part of trail is below highway 89 and you can hear some traffic noise but bad. Saw a deer grazing about 30 feet from trail at one point.

3 months ago

easy peasy but a wonderful walk around the lake. will take all our out of town visitors here.

4 months ago

Nice, easy ride:)
Great for all ages.

4 months ago

Great trail to get back into the great outdoors for this new mom. No strenuous elevation changes, and great scenery.

4 months ago

Perfect trail for kids and dogs!!

8 months ago

Nice easy hike. It was a bit muddy in places but that's part of the experience of hiking. Can wait to come back in the summer and ride it on the bike.

9 months ago

Great little trail around spooner lake. Easy hike, may be muddy in certain areas at times. Only downside is some dog poop or trash left by inconsiderate visitors.

9 months ago

Great easy trail for young kids. both shaded and non. Restrooms by the parkinglot (there is a day fee) with easy parking. little lake was beautiful and very peaceful. lots of birds, open grass and great wooded area. we only saw one other group there around 10am on a Sunday. Great for photos. Will do it again.

9 months ago

Great place to take the little ones and introduce them to snowshoeing. Easy terrain and simple to follow.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nice trail for a family. Easy for kids with lots to look at along the way.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

It's a flat trail around a small lake. Good for an easy outing but not spectacular. well maintained dirt trail.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Beautiful first hike, the water smelled sweet, the forest flow was warm and piney, and the birch trees sang their song...

Friday, September 29, 2017

Nice trail around a beautiful lake. Only drawback is highway noise.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I hiked this trail on 09/19/17 with my wife. The trail is a lovely 2.1 mile round trip "walk" around a beautiful partially man made alpine lake. Scenic beautiful views of both the lake and forest that includes many "weeping" aspen, from the beginning to the end of the hike. Unlike a hike in the deep woods where there is limited sunlight, this trail provides plenty of light as you never venture far from the lakeshore. We were there too early in the autumn season to see much color other than a peek of yellow here and there. Interesting it was snowing a few days later at Spooner Lake. The negatives of this hike is that beside being a short hike it also very level, thus not much of a workout. An earlier review suggested do immediately do the hike again. We did not but it is an excellent suggestion. Another negative is that at certain points on the trail you can hear traffic noise from the nearby highway. I would like to mention on the positive side that the state parks of Nevada (of course including this one) are extremely well maintained. This includes the roadways, parking lots, trails, informative signage, and restrooms. Thank-you Nevada!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easy hike. Very pretty. Make sure to check out the grinding stones from the Washo Indians at the north end of the lake. Nice interpretive signs along the way.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Great trail. Does cost 10 dollars to enter.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Awesome trail. Great for kids and dogs. Easy to navigate and interesting facts to read along the trail.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

This is a very easy trail and has plenty of benches along the trail to sit and take in the view. You will pass through aspen, fir and pine groves with alpine meadows and wetlands. There is a lot of variety in a very small area on this hike. The trail had quite a few groups on it when we went on 9/2, but we never felt crowded or like people were on our heels.
Great hike for older or younger folks, or for out of town guests.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great for the family. Lots of shade and Places to sit with a view.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Beautiful trail around lake: wildflowers, shade, lovely. $10 to get in but trail well-maintained with water and restrooms.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I love taking our twin 9 year old boys here. The loop is only a couple miles and shaded most the way.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nice hike. Shady.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Easy but beautiful hike. Kid friendly

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