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Was driving around the lake when I saw a few cars at this trailhead. Talked to a few hikers and they said it was short and had a great view of the lake. And they were right! Great easy hike for kids and they get treated with a great view of the lake!

hiking
22 days ago

Really nice short hike. First half is very shaded and through trees. Some rocks to climb at the end. You’re rewarded with an amazing view of all of the lake. This is a family favorite, and an excellent spot for your family photo.

hiking
22 days ago

A rewarding short hike with beautiful views of the lake. The top involves climbing on rock but not too steep.

hiking
25 days ago

Excellent 20-minute beginner trail with a great view of Lake Tahoe. Definitely use care when walking back down, especially as you get closer to the parking area. The soft dirt and periodic rocks were not very forgiving to my daughter’s face plant. Overall, great day!

Quick and easy with beautiful views at the top! I would definitely recommend wearing sturdy shoes though. I wore my chacos and slid 4-5 times coming back down.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a quick, steep hike that ended with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views in no time at all.

hiking
2 months ago

Super fun trail (a bit steep and rocky, but short and well worth it!) you get a full panorama of Tahoe. A bit of a busier trail though.

hiking
3 months ago

Worth the hike for these views

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Easy effort, big reward!

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

very easy , with nice views on top

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome, short wooded hike to an amazing view of Lake 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
9 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
9 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!

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
11 months ago

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

11 months ago

pretty view

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
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

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.

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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