10 Trails That Should Be on Every Bucket List - Page 7
7. The Tahoe Rim Trail
California and Nevada
Photo by sxl
This long, scenic route around Lake Tahoe crosses through two states (California and Nevada), three National Forests, and three Wilderness areas, and intersects with about 50 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. With 165 miles of sandy singletrack along a multiuse route, it winds from peak to peak around the lake with views campsites along the way. If you’re looking to fastpack the whole thing, bring a variety of clothing weights, since it can get cold at night high up in the mountains. Trail use is free and Forest Service permits are only required for overnighting in the Desolation Wilderness. For the best weather, head out in the late summer or early fall.
Suggested by readers Christen and Terri R.
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