22.5mi The Trail Marathon

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Added by Tahoe Mountain Milers

  • Big Meadow to Kingsbury
  • 22.5miles of some amazing terrain
  • Really easy to find and get to (3 ways)

Following the spine of the Carson Range, 22.5 miles of trail traverse sun-drenched meadows, cool pine forests, and windswept mountain passes. Breaks in the tree cover offer panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. Hemlock-ringed Star Lake, 8 miles from Kingsbury, is popular for camping and fishing.

Big Meadow: on the north side of Highway 89, 5 miles south of the US 50 / Highway 89 junction in Meyers. Paved parking lot, restrooms, horse trailer parking.

Grass Lake Access: on the north side of Highway 89, 1 1/2 miles south of Big Meadow. Dirt pull-off parking on the south side of the road at the west end of Grass Lake.

Kingsbury Grade South: at the south end of the Heavenly Stagecoach parking lot on Tramway Drive, 1 1/2 mile off Highway 207 at Daggett Pass. Paved parking. Source

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  • Running gear
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Hat/ sunglasses
  • Sun block
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Added by Tahoe Mountain Milers

It is our goal to provide a wide cross-section of running opportunities for residents and visitors of Lake Tahoe and Western Nevada. TMMRC membership is open to all - slow, fast, beginners, veterans, low mileage, ultra runners, walkers or anyone who is interested in running and related health activities. The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club invites you to run with us in beautiful Lake Tahoe and Carson City, Nevada USA. We are a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and we sponsor running events and races year round. In the winter most of our club runs are held in the valleys of Western Nevada. In the summer, most of our weekend runs are held in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley offer hundreds of miles of trail running with some of the most spectacular views on earth.

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