Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #8)

Brockway Summit to Painted Rock
Located 3.6 miles from Tahoe City, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,388 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]


The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #8) has a maximum elevation of 7,879 ft (2,401 m), a minimum elevation of 6,925 ft (2,111 m), and an elevation range of 954 ft (291 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,38810.0 mi6,925 ft7,879 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs63.6763 ft692 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs57.7692 ft763 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,388 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8?

A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Brockway Summit to Painted Rock topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Hobart Mills, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Boca, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Mount Rose NW, NV
  4. West Topo Map: Truckee, CA
  5. Topo Map: Martis Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Rose, NV
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tahoe City, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Kings Beach, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Marlette Lake, NV

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #8?

Yes, and they're free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8 is located on the Martis Peak and Tahoe City topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

TRT008T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #8 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.