There's a trailhead at Spooner Lake on Highway 50. Keep in mind, water sources on the trail between Spooner Lake and Mt. Rose (21 miles) are unreliable. This section of the trail passes through the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park; dispersed camping is not allowed within the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park boundaries. The trail continues through the Toiyabe National Forest with Duane Bliss Peak to the west.
The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #3) has a maximum elevation of 8,821 ft (2,689 m), a minimum elevation of 7,129 ft (2,173 m), and an elevation gain of 22,257 ft (6,784 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3 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.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|21,538||10.1 mi||7,129 ft||8,821 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|3.8 hrs||0.2||22,257 ft||26,144 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|3.8 hrs||0.3||26,144 ft||22,257 ft|
The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,538 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Genoa Peak to Spooner Lake topo maps 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?
TRT003T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3 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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