Current Trail Conditions

Each segment of the TRT is listed below with the most recent reports we have received. Please note that conditions can change rapidly--what you encounter on the trail may be somewhat different from what you read here.  Make sure to check the forecast before heading out on the TRT and plan ahead and prepare. is a great resource for area weather forecast.  If you are out on the trail and have updates to any of the information below including locations of downed trees, we would love to receive them.  

Report Trail Conditions 

  • For information from the USFS regarding gate, trailhead and road closures. please click here.
  • For information about local mountain bike trail conditions, please visit the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association's webpage.
  • For Spooner Backcountry conditions from the State Park click here.

Relay Peak Wildflowers

Wildflowers in Bloom Tahoe Rim Trail - West of Relay Peak, 6/28/2015

Washington Fire Update: Burning south of the Tahoe Basin in Alpine County, the Washington Fire has grown to over 16,000 acres. The fire is not currently impacting the TRT but the smoke may. The first few days of this fire, winds blew smoke primarily to the east and the Tahoe Basin remained smoke free. By 6/23 the winds shifted very slightly and on the south end of the lake there is some smoke filtering in but it is still mostly clear. Please note that Monitor Pass is currently closed. For more information on the fire click here.

Echo Lakes to Barker Pass: There is some patchy snow remaining in higher elevation sections of this segment but it should be easy to navigate over or around and is melting very quickly! There are also some wet areas of trail remaining along this segment. The USFS Wilderness Crews have removed downed trees through Desolation to Richardson Lake. TRTA crews have worked from Richardson Lake north to Barker Pass.  Currently, there are only a few small trees left down on the trail. There are a lot of mosquitoes in Desolation. Updated 6/23/2015.

Barker Pass to Tahoe City: Both gates on Barker Pass Road are open. Segment is clear of snow and clear of downed trees from Twin Peaks to Tahoe City. Updated 6/16/2015.

Tahoe City to Brockway: Clear of snow. The Watson Lake outlet is dry with no water flowing out but the lake has water for filtering.  All downed trees have been removed from this section of trail. Updated 6/16/2015.

Brockway to Mt. Rose: Very few snow patches remain on the north side of Relay Peak but they are easy to navigate.  Mud Lake has water remaining in it, Grey Lake is shallow but there is still runoff entering the lake that can be filtered, and there is plenty of water in Galena Falls.  Updated 6/23/2015.

Tahoe Meadows to Spooner: Trail is clear of snow and down trees. Please note that the Tahoe Mountain Miler's TRT Endurance Run will be on the trail 7/18 & 7/19.  In addition, on August 15th Nevada State Parks is hosting the XTerra Lake Tahoe race which will include a mountain biking portion on the TRT which will close a portion of the trail from the Marlette Peak Campground to Tunnel Creek.

For information on the Flume Trail and the bike shuttle please visit:  Flume Trail Bikes offers shuttles to both Spooner Lake State Park and Tahoe Meadows.  Updated 6/16/2015.

  • BE ADVISED: A meadow restoration and road rehabilitation project will close the first 1.5 mile segment of North Canyon Road at Spooner Lake State Park to recreational traffic. The road closure will affect access to the Flume Trail via North Canyon Road and the Marlette Lake Trail Mondays through Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the construction period. Access to the Spooner Lake Loop Trail will not be affected. Visitors are encouraged to use alternate routes into the backcountry and/or plan to recreate Friday through Sundays until construction is completed For a project map click here

Spooner to Kingsbury NorthClear of down trees and snow. Please note, this section has no water! Updated 6/3/2015.

Daggett System Trails: Updated 6/29/2015.

  • Kingsbury to Kingsbury Connector Trail: Clear.  There is currently water in Edgewood Creek (approximately one mile south of the Hwy 207 crossing).  This is currently the only water source between Spooner Summit and Star Lake.  
  • Daggett North East Loop: Clear. 
  • Van Sickle Connector Trail: Clear

Kingsbury South to Big Meadow: There is no water in Mott Canyon or Daggett Creek at this time.  The first water source you will find on this segment of trail headed southwest is at Star Lake. Trail is clear of snow on both ends (KBS to Star Lake and Big Meadow to Freel Peak Trail).  Expect some snow coverage on the two miles of trail between the north side of Freel to Star Lake but it is melting fast. USFS road 051 is open and in good condition.  Updated 6/16/2015.

Big Meadow to Echo Summit: The TRT is clear of down trees and snow from Big Meadow Trailhead to Echo Summit. The mosquitoes are out!! Updated 6/24/2015.

For information on permits and rules for hiking/backpacking on the Tahoe Rim Trail, please go to Using the Trail.

The Tahoe Rim Trail's Trail Conditions page relies on the support of trail users to get the most up to date information. If you have any updates to the information listed above please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here to report conditions online.