Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #11)

Twin Peaks to Sourdough Hill
Located 10.9 miles from Tahoe City, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,812 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Tahoe Rim Trail: [ #01 - #18 ]


The Tahoe Rim Trail (Section #11) has a maximum elevation of 8,512 ft (2,595 m), a minimum elevation of 6,914 ft (2,107 m), and an elevation range of 1,598 ft (487 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,81210.1 mi6,914 ft8,512 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.0 hrs35.8430 ft1,920 ft
[ B to A ]
4.2 hrs160.01,920 ft430 ft

What is the length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11?

The length of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 21,812 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11?

A person in good physical health can hike the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11 in 4.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11 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 Peaks to Sourdough Hill 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: Granite Chief, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Tahoe City, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Kings Beach, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Wentworth Springs, CA
  5. Topo Map: Homewood, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Meeks Bay, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Loon Lake, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Rockbound Valley, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Emerald Bay, CA

Is there a Tahoe Rim Trail map for Section #11?

Yes, and it's free! The Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11 is located on the Homewood topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

TRT011T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Tahoe Rim Trail Section #11 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.