First Trail Run in South Lake Tahoe

I’ve been frequenting South Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California for over a decade now. Among those past ten years I usually only travel there to snowboard. Out of the past 10 years I’ve only been there in the Summer two times. This past recent trip I ran my first trail run in South Lake Tahoe. The trail I chose was a well-groomed run named Rubicon Point. Since this was a first trail run in California, I chose to cut the trail run from 12 miles to 6 miles because of the altitude adjustment of about 6,000 feet above sea level.

The trail itself was an easy to moderate run with more of the trail falling on the easy side. The views were breathtaking and I recommend you try a trail run alongside the lake if you ever get the chance to. Below are images and some brief video footage of the trail run. At the end of the trail point, you get to ascend to find one of the world’s highest lake lighthouses. I was dumbstruck when the lighthouse, built in the early 1900s, was basically the size of an outhouse.

Here are the pictures and videos, enjoy!

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Coach Scott is a published author and RRCA certified running coach (Level 2). He has published over 20 books including, Beginner's Guide to Half Marathons: A Simple Step-By-Step Solution to Get You to the Finish Line in 12 Weeks! (Beginner To Finisher Book 3), which has become an Amazon International #1 bestseller. Scott specializes in helping new runners become injury-free race finishers. He recently completed his 14th half marathon race. 

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