Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Nice approach, varied scenery and wonderful views at the top. Well worth every inch. Wonderful varied fungi along the way. Great little shop...found fresh garlic bulbs, fun gifts and a great shroom fold out chart. Definitely on my “do again list”.

GREAT Hike although I got lost for a few minutes.

Needs a little better marking.

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.

22 days ago

Just to clarify, this is a review for the Thunder Mountain Trail, which this app calls the “Squaw Valley Trail.” The entrance for the trail is hard to find, but once you find the trail signs, those are accurate and will lead you the whole way to the top of High Camp. However, the trail was overgrown in many places which is annoying for trail running. Furthermore, the trail doesn’t take a direct route to the summit so although it may seem like it’s going to nearby Squaw Peak, it does go to High Camp. If I were just trying to go to High Camp, I’d recommend just walking the Summer Road.

Very peaceful walk in the woods. There’s a grade going in but then it’s pretty flat. The brook was still active so that was nice to hear and see. We only saw five other people on a Friday morning in mid July. Lots of flowers in bloom too. The trail is a nice wide dirt road, and some places Rocky and another is covered with Pineneedles. You will not get a good workout but you will enjoy the peace and quiet.

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.

Well maintained trail with some really nice views of the lake. Plenty of shade for breaks on a warm day. 30/30/30 mix of incline, decline and flat trial. Trailhead 2 mins from Tahoe City so after your hike you can pop over and grab a bite at one of the many great restaurants.

Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe! A fairly easy hike with plenty of shade and some wonderful spots to sit and take it all in.

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. ✌️

1 month ago

Great hike! Thankful to have this app to guide us at the many forks in the path.

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!

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

Enjoyable hike in the woods, with a stream running by, and beautiful views of Lake Tahoe at one point during the walk. The uphill and downhill portions are at the beginning and end of the hike, with easy strolling most of the way.

Fun hike for our family, we took a few shortcuts to make it a 4 mile hike. Not too strenuous for our Michigan group experiencing this higher altitude.

2 months ago

Good hike and it is well marked. Nice forested area with several open meadows.

This hike as posted will require your GPS and all trail map to keep on the correct path as it isn’t marked well. The southern portion of the loop is very boggy and lots of insects. Not much in the way of views, more of a hike in the trees. Also, parking limited at the end of rawhide street and not sure it is legal anyway.

Great area! 3 or 4 trails that connect to this loop, very well marked. I saw a mama bear and two cubs!

Absolutely beautiful. Loved everything about this hike. Trail was a bit harder than we expected mostly due to climbing hills and the elevation. My husband and I are very active but from below sea level altitude.

Beautiful scenery and amazing outdoor views. Well maintained trail with a small stream that leads from a series of ponds. Would definitely hike here again.

Slow uphill the way out which makes it a nice walk back. Great views of the lake the lower part of the walk. Lots of snow higher up on the trail but all easily passable. Overall great experience for a winter hike!

7 months ago

Beautiful hike! We hiked it on Dec 30 2017 but only did an out and back on the southern leg that follows the Truckee River (since the snow pack was deeper in the north side of the loop). It was a mild ascent for about 5 miles to the top, but don’t let that sway you the views and the trail make it worth it. Would totally recommend this hike.

9 months ago

Great hike. Well maintained trail.

10 months ago

Great for kids!

mountain biking
11 months ago

Love the trails. Fun many ups and downs. Beautiful views and everything is great.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Love the down hill

11 months ago

Gorgeous forest, excellent trails (width of a narrow road, but surfaced like trails), nice little incline going in. Couldn't have been better. What could have been better were Google's directions. Simplify it: look for Tamarack Lodge on your left. Turn in and go left when the driveway forks. You quickly enter state park land. Drive about .2 miles to the iron gate. Park & go. I would go again tomorrow, and the next day!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Waste of time totally! Trails are difficult to fine, almost no signs - we got stopped on the trail at big flow of water impossible to over pass because no bridge .... we are experienced trekker but here we lost patience looking around ; we came back down to the car and left. Ski stations do not focus on trails but definitely more skiers . Thank god there are much other trails around lake tahoe to explore without searching

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Good easy hike. Relatively flat. Did first week of June and there was still a considerable amount of snow on the trail but hikeable. Good views of meadows.

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