Explore the most popular forest 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.

hiking
18 days ago

Worth the hike for these views

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike. Well traveled, slightly icy so we used yaktrax.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy effort, big reward!

hiking
4 months ago

Short trail that takes you up to some amazing views of Lake Tahoe

hiking
4 months ago

very easy , with nice views on top

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome, short wooded hike to an amazing view of Lake Tahoe.

hiking
5 months ago

Love hiking around Tahoe!

amazing view point

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!

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike with amazing views from the top!! Went on a weekday and it still was a bit crowded but still definitely recommend!

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice little hike, pretty steep though

This was a fun hike to do with our 5 year old. Challenging for her - lots of rocks to climb, but it wasn't too long.

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
7 months ago

Great short hike to take the whole family on. We were rewarded with an amazing view of the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

Quick, moderate hike up to a stellar vista point. Trail begins as a gently climbing switch back on soft soil with minimal roots. 3/4 up the climb changes to rock, where one might feel unsteady (just a heads up). But there is a path more often taken that helps the navigation go more easily.

Totally worth it if you only have 30 min and want to soak up the beauty of the lake.

hiking
8 months ago

Great short hike for the beginner hiker. Once at the top the views are amazing!!

hiking
8 months ago

Quick hike with Great views. Be ready for elevation.

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!

pretty view

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike with little ones. Our youngest was 2 1/2 and only needed a little help going back down. The views on the top were gorgeous. Lots of people on the trail when we went around 10am

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.

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
10 months ago

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

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