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Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop


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"Short. Fun. Great for Kids"

            -- Emily Ryan

The trail is a short fun trail for the family near the top of Tahoe Meadows off Mt. Rose Highway.  Except for a section that co-uses the Rim Trail, bikes are not allowed. 

Type: Loop

Trailhead: (N39°18' 432', W119°54'427')The parking lot is located on the south side of Mt. Rose Highway between the summit and Tahoe Meadows.  The trailhead has plenty of parking and a restroom.  This trailhead is also access for the Rim Trail​.

Trail: Easy wide trail for the family, part of which follows Old Mt. Rose Highway.  This is a good example of an alpine meadow regime.

Distance: 1.3 mi

Change in Elevation: ​  72'

Hints: If going clockwise on the loop (it doesn't matter which way you go), be sure to take the fork to the right after 0.4 mile to stay on the loop.  To the left is the Rim Trail heading to Mt. Rose.

Flowers: great variety of flowers Penstemon, Elephant's Head, Large Leaf Lupine, Buttercup, California Corn Lily. Mountain Heather, Wallflower, Alpine Shooting Star, Western Blue Flax, Phlox

Trees: Lodgepole and Whitebark Pine 

Hike through a forest of huge Lodgepole Pines.

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