Trail Running in Lake Tahoe, CA

Made possible by

About Lake Tahoe Trail Running

Recommendations by

Total Experiences

8 reviews

Displaying all 8 results within 100 miles
  1. Located just outside of Truckee, this wildlife preserve is a great place for a quick trail run.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6864.4 miles
    Duration
    45 minutes to an hour, depending on runner's pace.
  2. This trail run is located just outside of Truckee, making it a quick 7.4 mile workout with rewarding views.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    19.9 miles
    Duration
    This will take anywhere from about 50 minutes to an hour and twenty minutes, depending on the pace of the runner and how used he or she is to the elevation.
  3. Trail runners who ware ready to feel the burn of 1,800 vertical feet of running up to 10,000 feet should embrace Mount Rose.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.6 miles
    Duration
    Depending your running fitness, this one might go faster than 3.5 hours - half the adventure is downhill!
  4. Running along the Emigrant Trail

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.9 miles
    Duration
    This is really dependent on how fast of a runner you are, but the average time to complete the 15-mile point to point is anywhere between two and three hours.
  5. Running the Pacific Crest Trail

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.6 miles
    Duration
    Fore advanced runners
  6. Martis Loop is a relatively flat trail alongside a creek that offers stunning views.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6864.4 miles
    Duration
    At an 8 minute mile pace, this run should take about 32 minutes. It could take anywhere up to an hour for a slower jogger.
  7. The Tahoe Rim Trail offers steep climbs and one of a kind views for trail runners.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.4 miles
    Duration
    Depending on your pace, this run could take up to 3 hours. Budget more time than you would for the same distance on an even trail.
  8. Trail Running through Castle Valley and beyond.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.8 miles
    Duration
    Runners can head out for an hour or spend half the day out on these trails.
Not here? Tell us what we’re missing.
If the experience you’re looking for isn’t here, contribute!
Got search feedback? Help us improve.

Related Stories

  1. So, You Want to Go on a Solo Van Trip?
    Taking a solo van trip creates a lifestyle of ultimate freedom, but there are things you'll want to know before hitting the open road.
  2. The 10 Steepest Ski Runs in California
    You won't find more steep, skiable terrain in the lower 48 states than around Lake Tahoe. For those who like a challenging ride, here are 10 of the best steep runs to get your adrenaline pumping.
  3. 6 Hot Cocktails for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures
    We recruited a professional NYC bartender to curate and adapt these hot cocktail recipes for winter adventures of all varieties.
  4. So, You Want to Live out of Your Car: What to Pack for an Epic American Road Trip
    Packing for life on the road walks a delicate balance between stripped-down minimalism and saving room for key creature comforts. Here are some tips from one couple who's lived out of their car for 6 months.
  5. 48 Hours of Adventure in Tahoe/Truckee During the Shoulder Season
    November might be the best time of year in Lake Tahoe. Gone are the bumper to bumper lines of traffic, the crowded trailhead parking lots and hour long waits for a simple meal, and the mercilessly packed aisles of the grocery store.
  6. See All Stories in Lake Tahoe, CA