Meeks bay Trail

Distance: varying

Details: From Tahoe City take Hwy 89 south 12 miles to the Meeks Bay Resort. Parking is across the highway from the resort at a small dirt parking lot. A Wilderness permit is required. This moderate hike takes you along the northernmost part of the unofficial Tahoe-Yosemite Trail. After following a road for approximately 1.3 miles, the trail passes a small spring, parallels Meeks Creek and continues upward into a forested valley. View Alpine lakes before the trail ascends 1,000 feet up a series of switchbacks leading to Phipps Pass. Trails: 4.5 miles to Genevieve, 5 miles to Craig, 5.7 miles to Hidden, 5.9 to Shadow, 6.3 miles to Stony Ridge, 8 miles to Rubicon.