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Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint

Tahoe Vista, California



3 miles

Elevation Gain

732 ft

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The Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint in Tahoe Vista, California is a moderate difficulty hiking trail. Spanning a distance of 3 miles round trip, the trail offers an elevation gain of 732 feet. The trailhead is located off of Highway 267, providing easy access for hikers. The trail is well-marked and winds through a forest of pine and fir trees. As hikers ascend, they will pass through a series of switchbacks before reaching the viewpoint. Picnic Rock, the trail's main feature, is a large granite outcrop that provides panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. Hikers should wear sturdy footwear due to the trail's rocky terrain. The trail is open year-round, but snow can make the trail slippery during winter months. Hikers are advised to check weather conditions before setting out. The trail is also popular for bird watching, so bringing a pair of binoculars could enhance the hike. Overall, the Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint offers a rewarding hike with stunning views, making it a must-visit for those in the Tahoe Vista area.
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