Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #3)

Genoa Peak to Spooner Lake
Located 7.0 miles from Carson City, Nevada (NV)
4 Stars
21,538 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]

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.

Elevation

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 range of 1,692 ft (516 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,53810.1 mi7,129 ft8,821 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs99.01,188 ft1,525 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
3.8 hrs127.11,525 ft1,188 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,538 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3?

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.

Calories

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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Genoa Peak to Spooner Lake 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

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Kings Beach, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Marlette Lake, NV
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Carson City, NV
  4. West Topo Map: Meeks Bay, CA
  5. Topo Map: Glenbrook, NV
  6. East Topo Map: Genoa, NV
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Emerald Bay, CA
  8. South Topo Map: South Lake Tahoe, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Minden, NV

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #3?

Yes, and they're free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #3 is located on the Glenbrook and Marlette Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom 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.

Footnotes

  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.