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Star Lake Trail #18E01

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (10)

A challenging climb from High Meadow to Star Lake through beautiful alpine forest.


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Singletrack

9,127' 2,782 m

High

7,755' 2,364 m

Low

1,379' 420 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

May be inaccessible during winter months due to snow.

Description

This trail can be accessed off of Cold Creek Trail #18E06 once you reach High Meadow. Cross the stream and follow a short section of fire road to the trail sign on your left for the Star Lake Trail.

Once the trail starts climbing, it will turn to singletrack and steadily climb up the ridgeline to Star Lake. At over 9,000', Star Lake is a beautiful stop for a picnic or overnight stay.

This trail can be done as an out-and-back or continue north on the Tahoe Rim Trail to Monument Pass where you can pick up the Monument Pass connector trail back down to High Meadow.

Contacts

Shared By:

Carlo Luri with improvements by Bob Ward

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 10 votes

#9

in Lake Tahoe

#2521

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  4.5 from 10 votes
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Trail Rankings

#9

in Lake Tahoe

#181

in California

#2,521

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Star Lake, Excellent swimming, if a little cold!
May 31, 2013 near South L…, CA
Star Lake (early September).
Sep 14, 2017 near South L…, CA
Amazing meadow at the top of cold creek trail
Aug 7, 2017 near South L…, CA
Cold Creek (Facing South, up the mountain)
Jul 23, 2013 near South L…, CA

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Sep 30, 2020
Obi Felten
Aug 19, 2019
Troy Rudman
Jul 31, 2018
John Peterson
Amazing well built trail, still a tough cliimb 25mi — 5h 00m
Oct 15, 2017
Karolis Karalevičius
Aug 27, 2016
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