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

Very difficult finding the trailhead, first because there is no trail named Page Meadow Loop, second because the trail marker is hidden between two trees on the side of the road, third Google maps gave incomplete directions. To get to the loop you have to hike 2 miles up the Tahoe Rim Trail from the north side of Ward Creek Blvd. To find Ward Creek Blvd. turn up Pineland from Hwy 89, take Twin Peaks to Ward Creek Blvd. The elevation gain is steady. There is more than one meadow. We could not find signage indicating the start of the loop, yet there are a number of splits from the TRT, and the All Trails app did not help.

following the Tahoe Rim trail was easy because of the tree markers. But we had trouble orienting ourselves to find the loop option back from Page Meaxows. So we just retraced our steps from Page Meadow.

trail running
22 days ago

I love running by the river. Sealed path is nice to get in a rhythm and enjoy.
I ran it as a there and back (about 14-15 miles). WARNING if you do and start in squaw the last two miles will be up hill. I didn't realize until it was too late

Good trail - we hiked this 8/24/18 so it was dry and dusty. Would love to see it in early July. Even so the big timber on the climb up and the vista view was beautiful. This is a mountain bike friendly trail. And the first 1.5 miles of the trail is a 4x4 road. Also the map says 11+ miles round trip but the USFS sign said 6.7 miles to the top.

mountain biking
1 month ago

We had a great time on this bike ride. My 2.5 year old son, my husband, and myself (7 months pregnant) did about 1.5 miles of it before we turned around due to rain. We weren’t sure how to find it though and where to park. We asked a local and they just built a new bridge from the transit center parking to the trail. So park at the transit center and you’re set!

Nice hike. Started at Granlibakken near Adventure course. Nice uphill climb but watch for bikes coming down at you. Went up to Ward Creek/Canyon sign and then back down. We are beginners so tend to take easy trails.

So many options on this trail. Not too many people not too long but u can extend it if you want to go further. Pretty trees. Beautiful meadows and scenery. Cool off road trail for cars too if you want to come back later. Light traffic during the week

Very nice easy hike with awesome views

Super wildflowers!! Nice moderate but long hike. Did not summit, the last couple hundred yards were a little too sketchy for me, but would be completely doable for others.

We took the kids today one is 6 and the other was in a pack they both did great.

Did this from Tahoe City to Brockway Summit as our groups first overnight trip. Watson Lake is the only real water source on this section. We were lucky enough to not encounter too unruly car campers at Watson Lake, unlike some other reviewers on other sites. Watson Lake sites have bear boxes in case your not wanting to bring a bear cannister on this section. Overall, great trip with great views!

Horrible night camping at Watson lake. Bunch of drunk people fighting. Nice camping spots tho. Id avoid camping there if you are thru hiking or section hiking. ✌️

Fantastic trail!! We ride from River Ranch down to Sunnyside for lunch then back. pretty good ride for the whole family with beautiful scenery!

3 months ago

Difficult to get to the trailhead due to road construction. The parts of the trail not on the TRT were poorly signed, and we met several hikers who were bewildered as to where on the trail they were. The TRT section was rather unremarkable, but the meadows were gorgeous.

As my first segment of the TRT, every step was full of adventure. Around mile 5, I ran into a smokey area where someone had a small fire that caught the pine needles and other mulch in the dirt on fire. When I found it, the dirt had burnt into a 6 foot wide by 12 foot long area. I called it in and moved on. There were a few wonderful vista's of the lake, but even more of the Truckee area valleys. So Much Fun!

3 months ago

Nice and flat when you access it from up in the neighborhood. A little muddy in the meadows but not bad. Lots of tiny wildflowers.

on Truckee River Trail

3 months ago

Beautiful views of the truckee river. This is more for biking then for hiking. My kids handled the path pretty well.

The foliage was nice...trail into the meadow muddy.

Okay for a bike, not so much for walking. Next to the highway, not so close to the river.

nature trips
3 months ago

We had a tough time finding the trailhead. First we parked and walked to the left and got swarmed with mosquitoes. We got back in the car to leave and then decided to pull off the road further down and walk up to the right, up a dirt road. It didn’t look to be a trailhead but we were ready to hike!!

The only marking we saw was for the Tahoe Rim Trail, not sure where the other Trail was for the loop portion of this. We followed along, path wasn’t too strenuous. The meadow was “mosquito meadow”! We had a few layers of clothing and bug spray and were still getting bitten. Still very wet, muddy as the snow is almost all melted at this point but just very swampy.
There’s probably wayyyyyyy better hikes in the Tahoe area.

5 months ago

There is still a good amount of snow on this trail, but it’s beautiful and doable without snow shoes right now. We saw some very fresh bear tracks in the snow (!) in the meadows, which made us all a bit on edge for the rest of the hike!

Did not follow this defined trail as it was hard to find it specifically. Lots of well marked cross country trails that were beautiful. I ended up hiking the lake view trail to TRT with AMAZING views. The cross country trails we generally snowy & icy, glad I had poles for safety. Will definitely return during non-snowy weather.

road biking
11 months ago

we took this trail specifically to bike. It is right next to the road, so being aware of that is important. despite that, it is beautiful along the river and there are places to stop and enjoy the view. I would not recommend this for walkers/hikers. It is pretty dominated by bikes and the path isn't super wide. if you jog or run you can keep up with the flow. it was just workable enough for our six year old to handle on his bike, although being on part of the busy road due to construction gave us some pause.

mountain biking
11 months ago

This is the longer option for those interested in taking in some of Tahoe City, the lake, and both the Truckee River and Squaw Valley bike trail systems. It's a great ride! You go through town a bit then head over the dam and downriver taking in the splendid sites of the Truckee River. Eventually we came to the Squaw Valley entrance and continued up to the ski resort where a jeep race was mustering. It was cool, an all-women event, racing jeeps overland and back country down to San Diego. You return the same way.

Nice meadows. Well marked. During lmid-late October will be spectacular

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trail isn't marked very well but once you find your way it's a great hike and the scenery is beautiful.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, July 07, 2017

It's a paved trail that's more that lightly trafficked. We took the trail with our two kids and German Shepherd and instead of looking at the scenery we had to constantly pay attention to bikes so we could move out of their way.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

hiked on May 27th 2017 to the bridge. hit snow patches 1 mile into the hike and had multiple creek crossings using fallen trees. 2 miles in route was completely covered in snow. Made it to the bridge and turned around because of snow.

Still snow on the trail, very full creek you need to cross as well, can be done :)

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