Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Kings Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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12 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Our rating is based on our shortened hike. We only hiked to about the halfway point of the full trail, then turned back toward the Lake Tahoe view spur trail on our return. The forest trails were pretty and easy to hike. The views from the spur trail were really nice. The rock formations at this lookout point were beautiful.

Moderate hike to picturesque rocks with beautiful over look of Lake Tahoe.

Good workout, with a spectacular lake/mountain view at the end. The majority of the trail is devoid of lake views but it’s well shaded making it ideal for hikes on a hot day. Bring a snack to enjoy on picnic rock and if you want to see something cute, pack some peanuts and put a few out for the chipmunks. BTW, Be sure to take the “spur” when you come to it.

on Tahoe Vista Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike!!

hiking
1 month ago

It was a lovely hike. Trail was well marked but not super crowded. Bikes share the trail but they were very polite. Awesome wildflowers about 1.5 miles in and to the vista point at about 3.7-4 mile marker on App. I wish it was a loop

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with many colorful wildflowers and shady much of the way with all the trees. Start early as parking lot gets full as well as the trail. Would love to do this hike again!

Good easy workout. Worth the views.

Lots of great views of along this trail of the lake. Also lots of views of the Truckee side. Loved the fields of blooming mules ears.

Beautiful day! Great hike, but you do end up on a road for the last 1/4 mile. Thanks to the folks that found my phone! You guys rock!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike this morning to top of Martis Peak from Brockway Summit trailhead (just below heading towards KB). Gorgeous views on a gorgeous day.

Nice hike. Good and strenuous on the way up, great view, and an easy walk back.

hiking
2 months ago

Really peaceful trail for the most part! Snowshoes aren't necessary but I'd recommend them for some parts of the trek. I was not fully prepared so I got stuck in snow in some parts.
If you look at the trail where it splits near the beginning, going left will take you on a road, while going right is more trail. I did this hike in early May so there still was some snow on the ground! It made it pretty difficult to see exactly where you need to go. At this time of the year I recommend going left and staying close to the road.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail. I hiked it in April 2018 and most of the trail was snow covered, but it was frozen enough that I did not need my snowshoes. There’s a great viewpoint of Lake Tahoe just off a little trail about 1 mile down the TRT. I hiked to the Fire Lookout and up the last few meters to the summit of Martis Peak. About 10 miles and 2,000 feet of elevation gain, round trip. Make sure you know where you are going when there is snow on the ground.

Nice little hike. Well maintained and marked to cool view. We just saw a few people and some discarded dog waste bags (eww). Otherwise a great moderate short hike.

Super easy walk to Picnic Rock. Great view of the Tahoe basin. Take a picnic and enjoy the sunny view. Good snow shoe hike in the winter. Could be 5 stars but copious amounts of dog poop require constant attention on the trail and detracts from outdoorsy atmosphere.

Great spot. Beautiful vistas. Trail that continues towards Nevada is a bit icy, glad I had poles.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! Well marked and beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. Good starter hike experience for families with young kids.

The view at the top was worth the hike, even for our kids who are usually grumpy hiking uphill. Lots of families with kids on the trail. The view made for great family pics.

Very nice scenic view with a great payoff at the end with an assortment of large flat rocks to picnic or take in the views. Easily connects to other trails if you’re in the mood to extend your hike.

Nice short walk and great scenery

Great easy/moderate trail to exceptional views perfect place to bring a picnic, thermos of coffee, bottle of wine, good whiskey etc .... and just sit on one of the many flat rock formations at the top it’s a good idea to bring a packable jacket or blanket as it can be quite windy and chilly at the top

Take trail up to picnic spot. Sit on Rick formation and enjoy the views!

Super easily accessible short hike. Great for a quick workout.

11 months ago

Beautiful, I thought there would be more shade with all the trees. I also would consider this a moderate hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Hike to the fire watch station amazing views

Not too busy Labor Day weekend. Handful of hikers, no cyclists. Parking available on the uphill side of 267 if you drive up a very short distance to the trailhead signboard, plenty of space on the wrong side of 267 as well.

on Tahoe Vista Trail

hiking
11 months ago

I did this trail on 8/20/17. The wildflowers were already gone, but it was still a great hike. I'll summarize the comments I found most helpful:
-This is Tahoe Rim Trail. Arrive early because parking fills up. Make sure you start your hike on the side of the highway heading UP the hill!
-Contrary to what other commenters said, this out and back DOES end with a view (at the turnaround point). You'll know you're close when you start hiking up the very rocky hillside - then will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.
-You can turn left to head up the 1/2 mile on Spur View Trail to have a shorter hike and a still lovely view.
-As others said, there is no water source so bring plenty of water.

I hiked this trail alone without poles and found that I didn't need them. There is some gradual uphill most of the way out but it is not so steep that I wasn't able to keep up a good pace. I am sure it is an even more beautiful hike when the flowers are blooming. It was relatively secluded and I ran into very few people after I passed Spur View Trail. I recommend this hike!

Beautiful hike! Trail is well maintained and everyone is super friendly. Mr. Baldy "peaks" at the Mt. Rose wilderness area with incredible views of the lake. The climb up was very gradual - would have rated this more of a moderate hike. I took the Tahoe Rim Trail the entire way there, but there are a few other side roads that will shorten the hike a bit.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Awesome, well marked short hike.

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