Tahoe Rim Trail
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The Tahoe Rim Trail follows the highest crests around Lake Tahoe and is one of the world's premier trails. It passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three... Read More
The Tahoe Rim Trail follows the highest crests around Lake Tahoe and is one of the world's premier trails. It passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three National Forests, and three Wilderness areas. This spectacular trail is 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail, winding peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. Hiking and horseback riding are allowed on all portions of the trail, while mountain biking is allowed on the trail with the exception of the wilderness areas, the section that is in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and on the sections of trail that overlap with the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Sightseeing: "The Tahoe Rim Trail can be hiked in multiple segments from seven to over 30 miles long. Several sections meet up with the famous Pacific Crest Trail."
- Free Things to Do: "The 8 segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail can be hiked together or on a separate day or overnight trips."
- Outdoor Activities, Best Attractions & Activities: "The TRT offers Backcountry Skill Courses throughout the year."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The Tahoe Rim Trail is a wonderful way to see parts of the lake that most people never see.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: All the segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail are free. However, if you decide to overnight in Desolation Wilderness, permits are required.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The world-famous Tahoe Rim Trail has some photo perfect spots to hike and mountain bike.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is held every summer and allows hikers, bikers and horseback riders to track their routes.