Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Tahoe Rim Trail runs for a length of 267 kilometers through Kalifornien and Nevada in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 13 days to walk the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Tahoe Rim Trail

267 km
Elevation gain
8.100 m
Elevation loss
8.100 m
Highest Point
Relay Peak / 3.150 m
Lowest Point
Lake Tahoe / 1.897 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
267 km
8.100 m
8.100 m
Relay Peak
3.150 m
Lake Tahoe
1.897 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Tahoe Rim Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail is:


Arrival to the Tahoe Rim Trail

You will arrive via Reno Tahoe International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Mietwagen / Uber. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Tahoe Rim Trail

Departure is via Reno Tahoe International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Mietwagen / Uber. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Tahoe Rim Trail

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