Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Homewood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
22 hours ago

I managed it in a lifted land cruiser but the bottom is not for the faint at heart. Once your up by the lakes it mellows out. There were some narrow parts heading along the last leg but didn’t pose too much of a problem. May side spurs and alternate routes in the area.

hiking
3 days ago

Terrific hike with great views from the trail and the summit of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness peaks. The trail is easy to follow but quite dusty at times. The hike to the peak was easy compared to most Tahoe area peak climbs, but the descent includes a long uphill section that can be tiring. We took our time and still did the entire 6.7 mile hike in under 4 hours.

Beautiful hike with great vistas. Right now they are quite muted by smoke from all the fires. Some pretty steep sections would make me rate this a bit harder. Some sections are very open making it tougher on a warm day. If it’s going to be a hot day, suggest an early start.

Great hike and scenic at the peak. Dusty trail but worth it.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike with some gorgeous views. The first and last stretches are pretty steep, and be prepared for a lengthy uphill on the return trip. With the elevation and altitude it felt like an advanced intermediate hike, though the mileage is not too great. I’d definitely recommend this hike. The drive to the trailhead is very pretty as well.

hiking
29 days ago

Did this with my two sons as I was trying to get them outdoors. Beautiful views! They loved it!

This trail is truly a place of beauty during wildflower season. We tried to hike from Barker Pass Rd to Tahoe City but the road at Barker Pass is still closed. So we did an out and back from Tahoe City. I didn’t mind at all because the wildflowers are spectacular right now. My only issue is so much fire road and a lot of bikes. We started at 7am and it was quite busy.

I didn’t finish the trail but it does over lap the first part of the Rubicon trail I drove stock Toyota Tacoma two miles up the trail and hit some side trails that where great around a few lakes. It’s is rocky but wide many lines to choose from then there parts that are like a dirt road

off road driving
1 month ago

This is the Miller Lake Access to the Rubicon Trail. Be prepared accordingly. We’re skipping today and will return.

backpacking
2 months ago

The lower and middle gates are closed. I walked the road to the trail head. As of 5/29/18, starting about mile 6 of the 7 mile road there was a ton of snow still on the road. About mile 6 1/2, there was a river from snowmelt going over/through the road damaging the pavement. It will be awhile before the gates are opened.

Because of the deep snow, finding the trail right after the trail head was very difficult. I made it halfway along the actual trail and decided not to go any further do to the added work of the 10 foot snow drifts.

All and all it was a great day. Ended up just shy of 17 miles with my 35 lbs. pack.

I will go again after the snow melts.

hiking
2 months ago

You can't get here yet, can't drive to the trailhead, the forest roads are still closed. I guess you could bike into the trailhead if you wanted but we were unprepared and turned around.

hiking
8 months ago

Love hiking around Tahoe!

It is late October 28, 2017.
Barker Pass to Twin Peaks Trail / 12 miles

Late autumn, late fall mountain ... The last trek in October is the Twin Peaks from the Lake Tahoe area, Barker Pass. As Lake Tahoe gets closer, hwy 80 seems to run to the winter. cold.

We drove along the Lake Tahoe side to the Home wood ski area and took the road towards the Barker pass for 20 more minutes to get to the Trailhead. If you walk over 5 miles of beautiful PCT section, you will be able to reach Twin peaks. I have a hard time getting ready for a walk with cold air in the morning sunshine. As always, the way to go is always the same ...

Ah, the PCT section passing through the Lake Tahoe Basin is so touching, so impressive every time I come. Particularly, today 's section is very well connected except for the last summit, so you can walk without much burden, and you can have a wonderful view that you can take the fatigue of the mountain by the section.

After 5 miles of overlapping PCT and TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail), it is a little less than a mile after a split into TRT at the crossroads, and a small pathway appears towards Twin peaks. Now it is full hill. The slope is not a joke. I admire the appearance of people climbing up a slope that is dizzying ... We are just climbing rocky mountains like them. The higher the altitude, the more the autumn sky the Lake Tahoe contains.

One side is a steep cliff, the other is a sharp cliff, where the two meet, and it is normal. It is possible to face a splendid view in that place, but enjoying that feeling is also a moment ... It may be the place where the desperation that the time of staying is too short maybe for us who have to go down. It was. I thought why I should not stay any longer. As soon as I came to the top, I was in a hurry to worry about going back. By the way, today ... Americans who have been in the tops of the world before us are taking their place for a long time after we went up and down. I was enjoying time at the top. Their appearance is not erased all the time. How precious is it? I had to go to the mountains to find a good place to stay for a while and enjoy the moment like eternity ^^

Lake Tahoe is tinted with golden light after a day when it is more meaningful to be able to hike with the sky and the stars. In the late afternoon sunshine, the maple leaves of the street trees sparkle and run on whispering paths. In the car running along the shore of the lake, music is played by the son who plays carefully. Lake says. Happiness is like this ...,

Happiness is a decision you make, not an emotion you feel!

Cool weather, nice weather for hiking! The trail is great, the PCT doesn't appoint us always:) Yeh, the length of trail is a little bit long... but it really worth it to get the top! At the top, there are amazing view ever. Enjoy you guys hiking before snow!

Love the beautiful views and exhilarating hike!

This was beautiful, but harder than Moderate! Took us about 5 hours. there are some shale areas a bit slippery on the slope. gorgeous views, wildflowers, and trees. shaded most of the way.

hiking
11 months ago

Quick hike with Great views. Be ready for elevation.

11 months ago

Great hike, great views of Lake Tahoe! Still can't even reach the TH due to all of the snow on the road! Probably have to wait until August!

hiking
11 months ago

This trail starts out a little tough but it is worth it! It was an amazing view, I would hike it again!!

Went from Barker Pass to the Granite Chief Wilderness boundary. Great wildflowers and terrific views. Even in late August still a lot of running water which is awesome. Check out the photos.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

I did Barker Pass to Richardson Lake and back. 12+ miles total with about 1360' elevation changes. Compared to previous years there are more live streams and the wildflowers are vibrant and diverse. I'm a fast hiker and completed the round trip in 4 hours. I posted a few pics. Go now and enjoy the flowers. You may need bug spray.

Friday, July 21, 2017

We have hiked this trail many times. The initial climb is a challenge but when you climax you see a beautiful view. The backside still has large patches of snow that proved too difficult to stay on the trail. We turned around halfway. The wildflowers were magnificent

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

The road to the trailhead is temporarily closed until the snow melts.... it's about a 4.5mile hike on pavement/snow just to get to the trailhead currently! Still beautiful but length of hike is doubled and there is alot of snow on trail-- we turned around once we got to the trailhead

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Wonderful. Not overly trekked, great views.

backpacking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Nice section of the rim trail with some good lakes views and big features

backpacking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Desolation is the highlight (5 stars from echo to the Velma's), north of the Velma's it is a nice forest hike with some lakes and streams

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Really beautiful trail. Slightly intense climb in the beginning but epic views at the top and a lake at the other end. I'd say slightly more than moderate like the others are saying.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Would rate this as more than moderate - but we managed with two ten year olds, a 14 year old, a 16 year old, two parents, and two grand parents aged 71, one who had a hip replacement 4 years ago. A beautiful trail with remarkable sites of various lakes. As we reached the final ascent to the peak, the trail could have been marked more clearly - we chose the more difficult ascent, which was over loose scree and boulders. We must have missed the cairn to direct us to the right.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Great trail and beautiful views of the surrounding valleys. Not many views of Tahoe if that's what you're looking for. Also, it's a 15 minute drive uphill from the lake. I would rate this slightly above Moderate. There are some steep uphill and downhill sections.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Great views. Well worth the (unexpected) ascent/descent in the middle!

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