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blueBlack Tahoe Rim Trail Bench Out and Back

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Trail

12.2 mile 19.6 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,298' 396 m
Descent: -1,297' -395 m
High: 8,574' 2,613 m
Low: 7,782' 2,372 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Amy T

Breath-taking views of the lake can be had on a well-maintained trail, turning around at the bench.

Amy T

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Enjoy a beautiful and challenging section of the Tahoe Rim Trail with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains.

Need to Know

This route is dog friendly, but there's no water along the way. Every trail user must help prevent forest fires as it is very arid during summer and fall. Pack out everything you pack in.

Description

This is a singletrack trail shared with those on foot and bikers. It is generally rolling, but filled with gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There are many vista points along the way to rest and take pictures. There are some fire trail intersections in case you need to be picked up in the middle of a run or hike.

This is a gradual uphill leading to the bench which you can use as your turn-around point. It can get very windy and exposed at the top. There are no water sources along the trail. Snow is slow to melt from winter and spring, but late spring and early summer are best to view wildflowers and spot deer.

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Sep 9, 2017
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