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This hike follows the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe City toward Watson Lake, stopping at the “Cinder Cone”, which overlooks Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River Canyon. The TRT route has change since this hike was described by Mike White in “Reno – Tahoe Afoot & Afield” (2006). The trail to the Cinder Cone overlook is now 4.8 miles instead of 3.75 miles and it doesn’t go very near peak 7572. There are better views of Lake Tahoe along the way though.

Statistics:
9.82 mi (4.07 mi uphill, 3.77 mi downhill, 1.89 mi flat)
1350 ft total ascent – 11.9 % uphill grade, 63.0 % downhill grade
4:50:56 total time (4:02:52 moving, 0:48:04 stopped)
0:24:43 pace (2.4 mph average speed)
12.4 difficulty, 25.1 effort

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