Best Hikes Reno and Lake Tahoe: The Greatest Views, Historic Sites, and Forest Strolls

Best Hikes Reno and Lake Tahoe: The Greatest Views, Historic Sites, and Forest Strolls

by Tracy Salcedo

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With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: • Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g., for particular attractions such as waterfalls) • Full-color photos and maps throughout • Information on the area's history, geology, flora and fauna

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493041589
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Series: Best Hikes Near Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,158,073
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Tracy Salcedo-Chourré has written guidebooks to a number of destinations in California and Colorado, including Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, Best Rail-Trails California, Best Hikes Near Sacramento and numerous Best Easy Day Hikes guides. She is also an editor, teacher, and gardener. She lives with her family in California's Wine Country. Visit her website at

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 9

Trail Finder 11

Map Legend 14

Lake Tahoe Truckee and Donner

1 Mount Judah 17

2 Lakeside Interpretive Trail at Donner Lake 22

3 Sagehen Creek 27

4 Martis Creek Wildlife Area 31

Honorable Mention

Northwoods Nature Trail at Tahoe Donner 36

North Shore

5 Picnic Rock 38

6 Mount Rose 42

7 Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Trail 47

8 Incline's Tyrolean Downhill 52

Honorable Mentions

Incline Village Exercise Loop 56

Tahoe Rim Trail at Brock way Summit 56

West Shore

9 Five Lakes Trail 60

10 Truckee River Trail 65

Reflections on the Truckee River 69

11 Page Meadows 71

12 Ellis Lake 75

13 General Creek Loop at Sugar Pine Point State Park 80

14 The Lighthouse and Rubicon Point 86

Honorable Mentions

Antone Meadows in Burton Creek State Park 91

Tahoe Rim Trail at Tahoe City 92

Pacific Crest Trail at Barker Pass 92

Eagle Rock 93

East Shore

15 Skunk Harbor 95

16 Spooner Lake Loop 100

17 Marlette Lake 105

Honorable Mentions

Sand Point Nature Trail 111

Tahoe Rim Trail at Spooner Summit 112

South Shore and Beyond

18 Vikingsholm and Emerald Point 116

19 Eagle Lake 120

20 Velma Lakes 125

21 Cascade Falls 130

22 Cathedral Lake 134

23 Rainbow Trail 138

24 Lake of the Sky Trail and Tallac Historic Site 143

25 Angora Lakes 148

26 Gilmore Lake 151

27 Pacific Crest Trail at Echo Lakes 157

28 Lam Watah Historic Trail 163

29 Castle Rock 168

30 Tahoe Rim Trail at Big Meadow 172

Adventures on the Tahoe Rim Trail: Blender and Faceplant 175

31 Winnemucca and Round Top Lakes Loop 179

Honorable Mentions

Desolation Wilderness Destinations 184

Pyramid Creek and Horsetail Falls 185


32 South Side Interpretive Trail at Swan Lake 188

33 Evans Canyon and Miners Trail Loop 193

34 May Arboretum and Herman Pond 199

35 Steamboat Ditch and the Hole in the Wall 203

36 Hunter Creek Falls 208

37 Downtown River Walk 212

38 Oxbow Nature Study Area Loop 217

39 Bartley Ranch Regional Park Loop 222

40 Lakeview Loop at Huffaker Hills 226

41 Lower Whites Creek Trail 230

Honorable Mentions

Verdi Nature Trail 235

Dorostkar Park Nature Trail 235

South Meadows Trail 235

Carson City and Beyond

42 Jones-Whites Creek Loop 240

43 Galena Creek Nature Trail 245

44 Little Washoe Lake Trail 250

45 Deadman's Overlook Trail 255

Rearranging Ranches on Slide Mountain 258

46 Pasture River-Mexican Ditch Trail 260

47 Fay-Luther Interpretive Loop 265

Honorable Mentions

Prison Hill 270

Davis Creek Regional Park 270

Acknowledgments 272

Organizations, Hiking Clubs, and Other Associations 273

Further Reading 274

Hike Index 275

About the Author 276

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