Emigrant Gap, California

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  • Echo Lake, California

    Ski Ralston Peak

    5.0
    Ralston Peak is a classic south Lake Tahoe backcountry skiing and snowboarding area, and is excellent for hiking in the summer, too. Please note, however, that backcountry skiing and snowboarding is dangerous – make sure you know the conditions and have avalanche equipment.There are two main appr...
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  • Zephyr Cove, Nevada

    Castle Rock Loop

    5.0
    2.84 mi / 630 ft gain
    This hike is located near Stateline, Nevada. The trail joins the Tahoe Rim Trail for part of the hike. Be aware that there will be snow on the trail from November - late May, early June depending on snowfall. Bring snowshoes / appropriate boots if you wish to use the trail in the winter. Experien...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Lake Aloha

    4.0
    12.34 mi / 1552 ft gain
    You'll start the hike at the Echo Lakes trailhead, just off of Highway 50 in Lake Tahoe. The trail meanders past Lower and Upper Echo Lakes, slowly gaining altitude as you pass a smattering of summer cabins. The climb is enough to make you feel it, but before you know it, it's over. Once cresti...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Explore the Alpine Lakes of Desolation Wilderness

    5.0
    This incredible hike offers you the opportunity to visit the heart of desolation without climbing more than about 600 feet of elevation. Begin at the boat taxi at Lower Echo Lake. The taxi costs $12/person each way and is $5 each-way for your furry friend. The taxi leaves the dock at frequent int...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Hike the Echo Lake Trail

    4.0
    5 mi / 688 ft gain
    The Echo Lakes Trail goes through California's Desolation Wilderness and features incredible views. This trail is rated as moderate, and is best for excited beginners or intermediate hikers. This hike takes roughly 3.5-4 hours. Dogs are allowed on trail if kept on leash. The trail is best used fr...
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  • Glenbrook, Nevada

    Castle Rock via Tahoe Rim Trail

    5.0
    1.79 mi / 407 ft gain
    Castle Rock via Tahoe Rim Trail (The Bench) is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Zephyr Cove, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Oxbow Nature Study Area Nature Trail

    4.0
    0.77 mi / 23 ft gain
    Oxbow Nature Study Area Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Carson City, Nevada

    Kings Canyon Falls

    4.0
    0.63 mi / 233 ft gain
    ...Living in California, I know all about waterfalls! For me personally though, no matter the shape or size of the waterfall, it has my interest. Now when it comes to Nevada, I honestly can't think of too many waterfalls off the top of my head, but when you're passing through a town that you're u...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Quail Run and Flume Trail Loop

    4.0
    1.45 mi / 128 ft gain
    Quail Run and Flume Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Miners Trail to The "N"

    3.5
    1.89 mi / 371 ft gain
    Miners Trail to The "N" is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    May Arboretum and Herman Pond Trail

    5.0
    1.07 mi / 89 ft gain
    May Arboretum and Herman Pond Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Anderson Park Loop

    4.0
    1.64 mi / 92 ft gain
    Anderson Park Loop is a popular trail for walking or running tucked away in a quiet neighborhood near Reno, Nevada. The trail loops around a pasture and connects up to Bartley Ranch for a longer or more scenic route.   Take in scenic views of the surrounding mountains, but there may be some traf...
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  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    Deadman's Overlook Trail

    4.0
    1.28 mi / 318 ft gain
    Deadman's Overlook Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Washoe Valley, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Huffaker Park Lookout Trail

    4.0
    1.88 mi / 308 ft gain
    Huffaker Park Lookout Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Reno, Nevada.
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