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Tahoe Rim Trail - Mile by Mile PDF Spreadsheet

Tahoe Rim Trail - Mile by Mile PDF Spreadsheet

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Published by Chet Anderson
A brief point-by-point description of points of interest along the Tahoe Rim Trail, featuring camping, water and food sources.
A brief point-by-point description of points of interest along the Tahoe Rim Trail, featuring camping, water and food sources.

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Section #Section NameLengthMiles at StartMiles at EndBlankLegs
0.0
First Leg: Echo Lake to Tahoe City
0.00.01Echo Lake to Barker Pass32.50.032.52Barker Pass to Tahoe City South16.732.549.2ConnectTahoe City South to Tahoe City North0.349.249.549.5
Second Leg: Tahoe City to Spooner Summit
49.53Tahoe City North to Brockway Summit20.249.569.74Brockway Summit to Mt. Rose Summit19.769.789.4ConnectMt. Rose Summit to Tahoe Meadows0.889.490.25Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit23.190.2113.363.8
Third Leg: Spooner Summit to Echo Lake
113.36Spooner Summit to Kingsbury Grade North13.0113.3126.3ConnectKingsbury Grade North to Kingsbury Grade South3.4126.3129.77Kingsbury Grade South to Big Meadows23.2129.7152.98Big Meadows to Echo Summit15.3152.9168.2ConnectEcho Summit to Echo Lake2.2168.2170.457.1This document is a brief point-by-point description of points of interest along the
Tahoe Rim Trail
,featuring camping, water and food sources.If you are interested in this trail, please visit:
http://www.grayghost.info
You may contact Gray Ghost there, and request an Excel version of this if you wish.Note: cell coloring indicates the following: BLUE=Water, GREEN=Food, RED=camping
 
Clock-wiseFromlast
Ref#
TAHOE RIM TRAIL, Points of Interest
(http://grayghost.info)
Elev.
Tonext Anti-clockwise
0.0 0.0
TH,WTRECHO LAKE TRAILHEAD, at eastern end of Lower Echo Lake. Water available at lake, elev. 7,414'.7,525'32.5
169.42.5
2.5
J33
Pass Junction (left to western edge of Upper Echo Lake) - continue straight.
7,520'
30.0
166.92.5
2.5W27Water available at pier (see J33).
7,520'
30.0
166.93.0 3.0
Desolation Wilderness - camping by permit only!
29.5 166.43.1
3.1
J34
Pass Junction (to Triangle Lake) - continue straight.
7,700'
29.4
166.33.6
3.6
J35
Pass Junction (less than 0.1 miles to Tamarack Lake) - continue straight.
7,865'
28.9
165.84.3
4.3
J36
Pass Junction (to Lake Lily) - continue straight.
8,520'
28.2
165.14.8
4.8
J37
Pass Junction (to Lake of the Woods) - continue straight.
8,350'
27.7
164.65.2
5.2
J38
Pass Junction (to Lake Lucille and Lake Margery) - continue straight.
8,340'
27.3
164.25.2
5.2
J39
TRT forks: right to continue, or left to Lake Aloha south shore.
8,340'
27.3
164.26.0
6.0W28Lake Aloha (elev. 8,116') - TRT skirts south shore for 2 miles. Great swimming and camping along shore.
8,140'
26.5
163.47.4
7.4
J40
Pass Junction (to Mosquito Pass) - stay right. Trail leaves Lake Aloha.
8,120'
25.1
162.07.9 7.9
Heather Lake, nice lake and campsites.
24.6 161.59.1 9.1
W29Susie Lake outlet stream. Some campsites, many illegal (closer than 200' to shore).
23.4 160.39.7
9.7
J41
Pass Junction (to Glen Alpine) - stay left.
7,680'
22.8
159.710.1
10.1
J42
Pass Junction, TRT continues straight. Left: Half Moon Lake. Right: Fallen Leaf Lake.
7,940'
22.4
159.310.7
10.7
J43
Pass Junction (to Gilmore Lake) - TRT turns left.
8,290'
21.8
158.713.6
13.6Dick's Pass.
9,380'
18.9
155.815.3
15.3
J44
Major Junction - just before the path down to Dick's Lake.
8,500'
17.2
154.115.5
15.5Dick's Lake. Plenty of space along shore to roam or camp.
8,350'
17.0
153.916.3 16.3
W30Cross outlet of Fontanillis Lake (year-round).
16.2 153.117.2
17.2
J45
Major Junction - turn left. A right turn will take you to Emerald Bay (about 5 miles).
7,965'
15.3
152.217.5
17.5
J46
Major Junction near Middle Velma Lake (with great camping) - turn right to continue on TRT.No more reliable water for the next 8.5 miles!
7,940'
15.0
151.918.7
18.7
J47
Pass Junction (Tahoe Yosemite Trail, to Phipps Pk) - TRT continues straight.
8,090'
13.8
150.720.1 20.1
W31Cross Phipps Creek (seasonal).
12.4 149.323.1
23.1
J48
Pass Junction (on right) - continue straight.
7,880'
9.4
146.325.3 25.3
Desolation Wilderness - camping by permit only!
7.2 144.125.8
25.8
C21
Cross dirt road (alternate route to Richardson Lake) - TRT continues left.
7,570'
6.7
143.626.0
26.0W32Richardson Lake. North shore is popular for 4-wheelers, not very attractive for camping.
7,550'
6.5
143.427.1 27.1
Miller Meadows.
5.4 142.328.1 28.1 C22,
W33Cross dirt road. Also cross Miller Creek (water year-round).
4.4 141.328.2
28.2
C23
Cross gravel road (Miller Lake Jeep Road.)
7,000'
4.3
141.229.8 29.8
W34Cross Bear Creek outlet (seasonal).
2.7 139.630.1
30.1
C24
Cross dirt road.
7,120'
2.4
139.331.0 31.0C25
Cross dirt road.
1.5 138.431.1 31.1
W35Cross several small streams (seasonal).
1.4 138.332.5
32.5THBARKER PASS TRAILHEAD7,650'
0.0 136.9
 
Clock-wiseFromlast
Ref#
TAHOE RIM TRAIL, Points of Interest
(http://grayghost.info)
Elev.
Tonext Anti-clockwise
32.5 0.0
THBARKER PASS TRAILHEAD7,650'16.7
136.935.0
2.5W36Running stream (North Fork of Blackwood Creek) and camp site.14.2
134.437.3
4.8
J49
Major Junction (PCT continues straight) - TRT turns right.
8,500'
11.9
132.138.5
6.0Twin Peaks on TRT.10.7
130.938.8
6.3
J50
Pass Junction (to Stanford Rock) - stay left.
8,060'
10.4
130.642.2 9.7
W37Cross Ward Creek (year-round). For next 1.75 miles, TRT follows route of a dirt road.
7.0 127.242.2 9.7
Camp just past the bridge site, north of the road, in an opening in the trees.
7.0 127.244.0
11.5
J51
TRT meets Ward Creek Blvd (asphalt). Turn right, walk a few hundred yards, turn left.
6,530'
5.2
125.444.1
11.6WATERTRT leaves Ward Creek Blvd. (Don't miss the TRT kiosk!) Fill water before leaving Ward Creek?
6,530'
5.1
125.344.6 12.1 J52
Pass Junction - turn left (northwest) and continue on road.
4.6 124.845.6
13.1
J53
Major Junction near Page Meadows - turn right.
7,000'
3.6
123.846.8 14.3 J54
TRT forks - take left fork and descend.
2.4 122.648.8 16.3 J55,
WTRTRT arrives at Truckee River - turn right. Water at the Truckee River.
0.4 120.648.9 16.4 C26
TRT crosses gravel road and through gate.
0.3 120.549.2
16.7THTAHOE CITY SOUTH TRAILHEAD (National Forest 64 Acres: Truckee River Access)6,300'
0.0 120.249.5
17.0THTAHOE CITY NORTH TRAILHEAD (Fairway Drive).6,304'-0.3
119.9

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