Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail
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948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Tahoe Rim Trail Description
Walking the Tahoe Rim Trail will turn even the most ardent couch potato into a nature lover. With more than 160 miles of trail that encircles one of the world's most spectacular alpine lakes, the Rim Trail has a stretch that will suit just about everyone, from easy one-mile hikes to an extreme 17-miler. The Interpretive Loop Trail, just off the Mt. Rose Highway near Incline Village, is a stroller-friendly 1.2-mile stretch. Go to Tahoe Rim Trail for more details.
Babies: As long as your baby is content in a stroller or front pack, you'll be able to enjoy the walk and scenic views.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Active toddlers will be able to do a good chunk of the Interpretive Loop Trail. Just be sure to take breaks and pack snacks.
School-Age Kids: Kids this age will be able to easily handle the hike, and they'll appreciate the beautiful views.
- Study trail maps before you head out. There are descriptions and maps for nine different sections of the trail on the TRT website. Some hikes can be very rocky, steep, and narrow, so read the details before you set out.
- Bring food and water. No food service is available along the trail, so bring enough food and water to get you through the hike, plus a little bit extra.
- Dress in layers. The weather in the Lake Tahoe area is dynamic, even in summer. "Prepare for bad weather even on nice days," is the mantra. Of course, comfortable closed-toe shoes are a must for everyone.
- Pack a first aid kit. Chances are you won't need it, but having some common first-aid items on hand -- Band-Aids, tweezers to remove splinters, antihistamine tablets (Benadryl), etc.) -- makes a good "just in case."
- Don't forget sunscreen and sunglasses. The sun's UV rays are even more powerful at altitude. Be sure to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours.
- Learn more. For more details on planning your hike, visit the Tahoe Rim Trail web site and check out: "What to Bring on a Day Hike."
- Well who's a good boy? Dogs are allowed on the Tahoe Rim Trail but must be leashed or under "voice command."
Just the Facts
Hours: Open from sunrise to sunset, daily. Guided hikes are offered on many weekends throughout the summer. Go here for times and information.
Recommended Time: 2 to 4 hours