Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16

Located 8.7 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)

4 Stars
21,512 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]

The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #16) has a maximum elevation of 8,663 ft (2,640 m), a minimum elevation of 7,250 ft (2,210 m), and an elevation gain of 25,392 ft (7,739 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16 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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,51210.1 mi7,250 ft8,663 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs0.225,392 ft21,441 ft
[ B to A ]
3.7 hrs0.721,441 ft25,392 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,512 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16?

A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Meiss Lake to Luther Pass Topo Maps

Download free Meiss Lake to Luther Pass 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?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Pyramid Peak, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Echo Lake, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Freel Peak, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Tragedy Spring, CA
  5. Topo Map: Caples Lake, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Carson Pass, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bear River Reservoir, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Mokelumne Peak, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Pacific Valley, CA

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #16?

Yes, and they're free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16 is located on the Caples Lake and Freel Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

TRT016T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #16, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)


  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 sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, 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.

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