When you reach the beginning of this section of trail, you're no longer in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, which means you can camp anywhere within 300 feet of the trail and 200 feet from water, until you enter the State Park. Nevada provides a free campground (North Canyon Campground) near the beginning of this trail, to the west in the State Park. The campground has a toilet and four or five camp sites with picnic tables, fire rings and bear resistant food and trash storage boxes. Herlan's Peak and Christopher's Loop is ahead; this is one of the most photographed places on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Also, keep in mind, you can't rely on the Twin Lakes as a water source; it's a seasonal lake.
The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #4) has a maximum elevation of 9,005 ft (2,745 m), a minimum elevation of 7,893 ft (2,406 m), and an elevation gain of 21,959 ft (6,693 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #4 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|21,535||10.1 mi||7,893 ft||9,005 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|3.8 hrs||0.3||21,959 ft||25,682 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|3.8 hrs||0.0||25,682 ft||21,959 ft|
The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #4 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,535 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #4 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Spooner Lake to Twin Lakes topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #4 is located on the Marlette Lake topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
TRT004T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #4 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.
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