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TrailPhoto Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes - North of Lake Tahoe Area
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Looking down into Round Valley from the Pacific Crest Trail north of I-80
The trails covered in this section are primarily north of Tahoe and Interstate Highway 80, mostly also somewhat to the west of Tahoe. These trails are located away from Lake Tahoe itself, but in National Forest areas dotted with clear cool lakes and forests, and gently sloping ridges with views of the northern Sierra range. One of the trails, Mt. Rose, is to the north and east of Lake Tahoe, on this dominant peak just across the border in Nevada. The rest of the trails are located in California.
The lake area north of I-80 is not a designated wilderness area, but it has the feel of a roadless wilderness. The trails are typically not as high or steep as those closer to Lake Tahoe, and the crowds are generally smaller as well. Many of the lakes are wrapped in granite shoreline, providing convenient shelves for sunbathing or starting a warm summer day's swim. There are travelers' facilities in the nearby Soda Springs village and Truckee.
The trails in this area north of Lake Tahoe are accessed mainly from smaller roads located off of I-80, which traverses east - west across northern California. Many of the trails are reached from Grouse Ridge road, which can be accessed from the I-80 exit near its junction with the eastern end of State Highway 20. Other trails are reached from side roads off Highway 89, and a few are immediately off exit ramps from I-80 itself. The maps below give an overview of these trails' general locations.
North of Lake Tahoe TrailPhotos Area California Location of Terrain Map
The yellow arrow on the Terrain Map above shows the approximate location and viewing direction of the photograph displayed at the top of this web page. The blue rectangle on the terrain map outlines the general boundary of the North of Lake Tahoe TrailPhotos area.
North of Lake Tahoe Area TrailPhoto Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes locations (Red arrow shows approximate location and viewing direction of the photo shown at the top of this page).
North of Lake Tahoe TrailPhoto Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes Descriptions
The TrailPhotos.com website has a thumbnail photo index and descriptions of twelve North of Lake Tahoe Area trails. Descriptions of these and other Lake Tahoe area TrailPhoto Guides and TrailPhoto Scenes are available along with purchase information from this Photos: All Lake Tahoe TrailPhoto Guide Trails link for the trails listed below.
The approximate location of these trails is shown on the detailed area map above, matched to the corresponding numbers displayed below.
North of Lake Tahoe Area:
1) PCT N. of Jackson Meadow Res. 7) Beyer Lakes
2) PCT S. of Jackson Meadow Res. 8) Fordyce Creek
3) Carr Lake to Sawmill Trail 9) Loch Leven Lakes
4) Lindsey Lake 10) PCT North from I-80
5) Glacier Lake 11) PCT South from I-80
6) Carr Lake to Rock Lake 12) Mt. Rose
The National Forest Service maintains websites with extensive information and park maps. These provide a useful complement to the detailed TrailPhoto Guides and maps on this website, and an official source of this information. The applicable National Forests for the North of Lake Tahoe Area are (these links will open in a new browser window):
Tahoe National Forest - Located to the north and west of Lake Tahoe.
Toiyabe National Forest - Located to the east and northeast of Lake Tahoe.
Other sources of Tahoe area information (this link opens in a new browser window):
Lake Tahoe Area Visitors Information - Tahoe area attractions
State of California Visitors Information- Includes general information for the North Tahoe area
TrailPhotos Index Site Map for all TrailPhotos areas and maps.
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