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Hiking Lake Tahoe: Round Lake

Posted in Hiking+Running | October 26, 2012 | By Tahoe South

- Tiara Wasner 

Considering it snowed this week, it's comical I'm blogging about hiking, but I managed to squeeze in one last fall hike. My friend Arica and I layered up, loaded up the pups and headed out to Round Lake for a little leaf peeping. The Aspens are so beautiful right now!

To get to Round Lake, park in the Big Meadows parking area and cross the highway and you'll see the trail head -- start hiking. The hike is fairly easy and only 6.2 miles round trip. Don't let the first part of the trail scare you as it's a bit steeper and rocky. Before you know it the trail opens up to a big meadow. At this point, the pups were running laps around each other! 

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If you're looking for wildflowers this is a great hike June/July as everything is green and blooming.

Three miles later we arrived at our destination. Can you tell in the picture below it was a little windy? The crazy dogs even jumped in the water.

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Here I am trying to take a picture with my sweet girl and all she wants is someone to throw the stick for her. 

It was a great way to start our Sunday morning. I was home by noon with plenty of time to bake an apple crisp, tend to house chores and watch the SF Gaints!

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How to get there: 
From South Lake Tahoe, take highway 50 towards Sacramento, turn left (east) onto highway 89 (Luther Pass). Follow highway 89 up towards Luther Pass; turn left into the Big Meadow parking area about a mile before Luther pass. I recommend parking in this lot, where there is a restroom and information center. It is easy to miss the left turn into the lot, but if you get to where the road flattens out and you can see a large grass meadow to the right, you’ve gone too far.

Click here to see the map of the Trail.

Tiara works for Weidinger Public Relations and assists with PR efforts for Tahoe South. As an outdoor enthusiast, Tahoe is the perfect playground for Tiara to combine work with play. She contributes reviews to gear.com and blogs about Tahoe and DIY projects on her personal blog



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