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Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Tahoe Meadows to Twin Lakes

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Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Tahoe Meadows to Twin Lakes is a 7.1 mile out and back trail located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,633 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! I wanted a lake view hike and this is it! I only came across a couple bikers...I went all the way to twin lakes and sat by the lake and didn’t see one person. I think it ended up being 8.3 round trip with that add on. I am pooped! I love that you can hike as far as you can up hill and then oh just stumble down back to your car downhill the whole way. Views gorgeous on way down. You could probably just do a couple miles up and turn around. A lot of tourists seemed to be doing that on my way down. Some spots of shade.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views of the lake over first mile of hike. After that it’s really a steady climb through the forest. Still pretty good views and trail very well maintained and marked.

hiking
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gorgeous hike. Hikers and bikers alike. Slightly windy at twin lakes but a great snack spot. I was all alone there... I think most people take the marlette route.

hiking
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The views are breathtaking (as is the elevation gain). As mentioned before, it's heavily used by mountain bikers. On the way back, we decided to take the Tahoe Rim Trail to BP (Diamond Peak - 8,540 feet) and then the Incline Flume Trail (it will add an extra 9 miles to the hike, but it's totally worthwhile, with unique views of Washoe Lake.

hiking
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Mistake. Didn’t do this hike (first-time AllTrails app user...). We did go to the trailhead but the parking lot was closed and there was too much snow. So turned around and did the Tahoe Rim, Tunnel Creek Road trail which was fantastic!

hiking
Friday, June 19, 2015

What a beautiful trail, beautiful views! We were only disappointed at reachingTwin Lakes and finding out they were all dried up. Since it's more a trail for bikers, we encountered a number of them on the trail.

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hiking
3 months ago

recorded Tunnel Creek Trail

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