Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #5)

Twin Lakes to Tahoe Meadows
Located 4.4 miles from Incline Village, Nevada (NV)
4 Stars
20,915 Steps 1  (9.8 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]


The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #5) has a maximum elevation of 8,925 ft (2,720 m), a minimum elevation of 7,909 ft (2,411 m), and an elevation range of 1,016 ft (310 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
20,9159.8 mi7,909 ft8,925 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs102.31,228 ft276 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs23.0276 ft1,228 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5 is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) or 20,915 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5?

A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5 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 Twin Lakes to Tahoe Meadows 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: Martis Peak, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Mount Rose, NV
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Washoe City, NV
  4. West Topo Map: Kings Beach, CA
  5. Topo Map: Marlette Lake, NV
  6. East Topo Map: Carson City, NV
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Meeks Bay, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Glenbrook, NV
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Genoa, NV

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #5?

Yes, and they're free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5 is located on the Marlette Lake and Mount Rose topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

TRT005T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #5 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.