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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
11 days 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
21 days ago

Beautiful views in no time at all.

hiking
1 month 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.

backpacking
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months ago

Worth the hike for these views

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Easy effort, big reward!

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

very easy , with nice views on top

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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
8 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
8 months ago

Very nice little hike, pretty steep though

8 months ago

Great wide trail, park right at trailhead. While rated as easy there is definitely an incline at parts so be prepared for that and rocky trail. Beautiful views! Hiked with our dog off leash and he lives it!

Semi hard to find the forks, I trekked up the road and split off at the first sign of another trail; somewhat slim but always easy to follow. This wooded hike will set you out about an hour and a half + rests. Definitely will start using this loop as a warm up when near Homewood.

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
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 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
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Quick hike with Great views. Be ready for elevation.

10 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!

10 months ago

pretty view

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