Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #17)

Luther Pass to Freel Peak
Located 6.6 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,592 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]


The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #17) has a maximum elevation of 9,736 ft (2,967 m), a minimum elevation of 8,665 ft (2,641 m), and an elevation range of 1,071 ft (326 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,59210.1 mi8,665 ft9,736 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.9 hrs140.21,682 ft978 ft
[ B to A ]
3.8 hrs81.5978 ft1,682 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,592 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17?

A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17 in 3.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17 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 Luther Pass to Freel Peak 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: Emerald Bay, CA
  2. North Topo Map: South Lake Tahoe, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Minden, NV
  4. West Topo Map: Echo Lake, CA
  5. Topo Map: Freel Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Woodfords, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Caples Lake, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Carson Pass, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Markleeville, CA

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #17?

Yes, and it's free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17 is located on the Freel Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

TRT017T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #17 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.