Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #13)

Middle Velma Lake to Lake Aloha
Located 9.3 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,695 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]


The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #13) has a maximum elevation of 9,387 ft (2,861 m), a minimum elevation of 7,687 ft (2,343 m), and an elevation range of 1,700 ft (518 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,69510.1 mi7,687 ft9,387 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.9 hrs114.21,371 ft1,391 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs115.91,391 ft1,371 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,695 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13?

A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13 in 3.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13 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 Middle Velma Lake to Lake Aloha 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: Wentworth Springs, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Homewood, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Meeks Bay, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Loon Lake, CA
  5. Topo Map: Rockbound Valley, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Emerald Bay, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Kyburz, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Pyramid Peak, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Echo Lake, CA

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #13?

Yes, and it's free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13 is located on the Rockbound Valley topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

TRT013T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #13 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.