Hiking the Rubicon Trail at Lake Tahoe

posted by Sharon August 29, 2016 20 Comments
Rubicon Trail Lake Tahoe

Rubicon Trail Lake Tahoe

One of our favorite hikes in the Lake Tahoe area is the Rubicon Trail. The trail hugs the hills above the lake, winding along the coast and affording spectacular views. We almost missed out on our last trip because the day threatened rain.

Rubicon Trail Lake Tahoe

Kayakers on the shore encouraged us to go ahead with our plans and chance the weather.

Rubicon Trail Lake Tahoe

 

So we headed up the hill and ended up hiking about six miles on the trail to Emerald Bay and back. Here are some of the sights along the way.

Rubicon Trail Lake Tahoe

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Several hours later, we returned to our car, full of fresh air and invigorated. Just then, the raindrops started. A few minutes later buckets of water poured down. We just made it!

How about you? Have you taken a risk on an activity that turned out to be memorable?

Rubicon Trail Lake Tahoe

 

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20 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin August 29, 2016 at 9:08 am

Gorgeous!! I went to Tahoe once many years ago – so beautiful.

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Carol August 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Looks like a wonderful place to hike

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Jesh StG August 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Am only a few hours from Lake Tahoe – we’ll just have to get there during the week when it’s not so busy! Beautiful landscape:) Thank you so much for sharing them with SEASONS! Have a wonderful week:)

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Lisa August 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

What wonderful photos! What a beautiful hike. I am glad you made it in time before the rain came.

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linky August 30, 2016 at 12:34 am

Beautiful photos!
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/purple-passion.html

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bettyl - NZ August 30, 2016 at 10:26 am

Fabulous scenery! The trees are so serene looking.

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ARTantana August 30, 2016 at 2:11 pm

What a beautiful place to be hiking and awesome images to go with.I too love travelling.
Greetings from Dubai and will be back soon!
Have a great day!
Shantana

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Sarah Carletti August 30, 2016 at 9:40 pm

What a gorgeous area and your photos are a delight to look at!

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Raquel Jimenez August 31, 2016 at 9:06 am

Un lugar realmente marvilloso para visitar y hacer una bonita excursión…me gustaría poder verlo algún día..
Saludos

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Van @ Snow in Tromso August 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Gorgeous pictures! I would love to visit Lake Tahoe. Seems like the perfect spot for a camping or cabin vacation!

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carrie August 31, 2016 at 6:11 pm

I visited Tahoe as a child, but haven’t been back since! i’m dying to get back and do some hiking and photo snapping! 🙂

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Kelleyn September 1, 2016 at 2:37 am

Taking me back to my childhood. We lived there from the time I was six to 11. We walked just about every inch around that lake. So beautiful!
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Mersad September 1, 2016 at 7:21 am

Magnificent nature images. They make me want to pack up my bags and go travel. Thank you for linking up with “Through My Lens”

Mersad

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Tanja (the Red phone box travels) September 1, 2016 at 8:21 am

beautiful landscape! #wanderful wednesday

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Lindsay September 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm

The views are just out of this world. The shades of greens in the trees… beautiful. I’d love to get there some day; looks like a little slice of heaven on earth.

Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂

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Buckeroomama September 2, 2016 at 6:19 am

I love a trail with a view of the water… and this is gorgeous!

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Brooke of Passport Couture September 3, 2016 at 3:36 am

What a gorgeous hike! I’ve taken a few hikes in the rain or visited places where the weather suddenly turns nasty for a little while before everything departs and the sun comes out. Looks like your hike turned into a great opportunity!

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Ahila September 4, 2016 at 4:26 am

Beautiful photos from your hike! #WanderfulWednesday

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Jade @ Captured By Jade September 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

This looks like such a beautiful place to hike and admire – so many stunning views to be found on the trail!

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Andrea September 5, 2016 at 2:04 am

Hi Sharon, my first time here. I read your Äbout Me” section and thought “hmmm i am like her”. But,…i cannot easily do that, as there are not much spaces here to do that near me, have to at least a day or two, and time doesn’t allow most of the time. Your neighborhood is lovely, and your photos are great. Have fun!

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