|Martis Peak Drive at 7,300 foot level, 11/28/11|
The trail is well marked, fairly flat, and only partially covered in snow. This section of the Rim Trail is lightly traveled and cell phone (AT&T) service is very spotty. As you walk up-hill from the 7, 500 foot starting point, you begin to get views of the lake. This trail is open to mountain bikes, but the snow would not lend to biking at this time. You can walk all the way up and through the Mount Rose Wilderness area to Tahoe Meadows off Hwy. 431. This would be about an 18 mile hike. We just went out 70 minutes due to time constraints. We got to 7,800 feet and were unhampered by the snow. The beauty of this hike is the ability to do as much or as little as you like. This is a good high country hike without any hassles. We took our dobie and she loved it.
N39 16.027 by W120 04.278
TRT tail map for this section.