A beautiful 16 miler

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  • Echo Summit to Big Meadow
  • One of the longer and yet more beautiful runs around
  • Mid-run dip in the water a must!

Gentle traverses lead across 16 miles of rolling landscape, curving through the dense forest and acient lava flows of the Upper Truckee River Basin. Wildflowers carpet broad meadows near each end of the trail. The wildflowers in the Showers Lake bowl in August are a "must see". Further along, shallow lakes beckon fisherman and picnikers (or runners wanting a refreshing mid-run dip).

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.

Echo Summit: on Highway 50 just west of the summit at the Sno-Park area on the south side of the highway. Lot and roadside parking. Source

Pack List

  • Running gear
  • Hat/ sunglasses
  • Water
  • Sun block
  • Snacks
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Fitness, Running

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Spring, Summer, Autumn


16 Miles


Easy Parking
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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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