Scott Peak Trail
Immerse yourself in Lake Tahoe’s backcountry along the Scott Peak Trail. This wonderful adventure along the granite terrain warrants breathtaking vistas of the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe as you wander through meadowlands and mixed forests.
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Route Description for Scott Peak Trail
The Scott Peak Trail is a great addition to anyone’s Lake Tahoe adventure list. Wander through the lush wilderness, keeping an eye out for wildlife as you hike up to the summit of the craggy Sierra Nevada Peak. Get your heart rate up as you climb up to the summit, and don’t forget to charge your camera because the scenery along the way is unparalleled. Traveling to high elevations, make sure to check the forecast prior to your trek to avoid getting caught in an afternoon storm at the exposed peak. Pack plenty of water and snacks to stay fueled!
Setting out from the trailhead, the Scott Peak Hike follows the Alpine Crags Road southwest. This route will zigzag along the mountainside, merging onto the Deer Park Road. Enjoy the scenes of the bounding mixed pines and wildflowers. At the next intersection, veer right, and you will be diverted onto the Scott Peak Road. The path will become increasingly exposed as you climb, offering breathtaking views.
Once you eventually summit Scott Peak, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. After reveling in the beauty and grandeur of the wilderness, retrace your steps along the path all the way back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Scott Peak Trail Trailhead
The Scott Peak Hike departs from the Alpine Crags Road Trailhead off Snow Crest Road.
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