About the Tahoe Rim Trail
The Tahoe Rim Trail (other known as TRT or Lake Tahoe Loop) is a 165-mile thru hike that loops around Lake Tahoe in the states of Nevada and California, United States. It’s generally considered a fairly simple thru hike because it’s very well waymarked and it has a somewhat laid-back elevation gain. Still, it’s an incredibly rewarding hike because it lets you experience the spectacular views of Sierra Nevada, including high, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes and streams, and dense pine tree forests. You can start it wherever you want to, because it’s a loop, and it usually takes about 10-15 days to finish the TRT. That said, most people choose to start it from the 64 acres Tahoe Rim Trailhead.
Statistics About the Lake Tahoe Loop
- Total distance: 165 miles / 266 km
- Total altitude gain/loss: 24 400 ft / 7400 m
- Highest point: 10 336 ft / 3150 m (Relay Peak)
- Countries crossed: United States
- States Crossed: Nevada, California
- Time to finish: Usually 10-15 days
- Record finish time: 37 hours
- Best time to hike: July – September
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