3.5 miles
Distance
462 ft
Climb
-758 ft
Descent
00:38:43
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Tahoe Rim (High Meadows) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Freel High Country
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    #19E00
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jul - Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #55118 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #22932 in Trail Running
    • #13438 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Going from North to South, you'll leave the Heavenly TRT on the backside of the ridge and emerge through a pass onto the Lake Tahoe side of the ridge with views of South Lake Tahoe emerging and the high meadow below once used for cattle grazing. The trail is mostly flat for the first 2 miles, and then a 400 foot climb over 1 mile leading to beautiful Star Lake. The trail passes a majestic, very large and very old Juniper tree that warrants a quick stop.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tahoe Rim Trail (High Meadows) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -297 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,618 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,126 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,111 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,815 ft
  • Grade
    -1.62%
  • Grade max
    -28.028%
  • Grade min
    28.957%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,186 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:58
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on May 29, 2021
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Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Tahoe Rim Trail... Trail Reports

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      May 29, 2021 @ 12:38pm
      May 29, 2021
      Dry but trail has several fallen trees across it. You’ll have to cross snow mounds every eight hundreds feet or so on the upper portion.
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 1:42pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      Clear and getting sandy in some places.
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 9:21am
      Jun 5, 2020
      reporter All clear of snow and downed trees.
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:59pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      reporter
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Oct 26, 2019
      reporter
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