To support a summer of flexible, domestic travel full of running adventures, we’ve created two self-guided road trip Runcation itineraries for some of our favorite trails in California mountains. Choose from our Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park + Mammoth Lakes itineraries in a Run or Run + Sleep edition. Each itinerary comes with 8 of our favorite running routes, from flat lake loops to high altitude running adventures that can be followed at your own pace any time this summer or fall. You get maps, route descriptions, swimming spot and campsite recommendations (or lodging in a hotel with the Run + Sleep version).
Perfect for now through fall. ☀️ ⛰ Now available on runcation.org!
This edition of The Runner's Rec comes to you from Lake Tahoe, CA!
Q: Name or social media handle; City/State
Liz, @lizcgill, Lake Tahoe, CA
Q: Where's your favorite local running spot?
Too many to name, but this route is a unique trail that traces the lake to Emerald Bay State Park with rolling singletrack found in D.L. Bliss State Park.
Q: Name of trail or route (if applicable) Rubicon Trail
Q: How many miles, elevation gain?
~12 miles, ~1200' gain
Q: Best time of year to run it (in your opinion)
Summer! When it's warm and sunny out and you have an excuse to take multiple dips in the lake during the run.
Q: Favorite nearby post-run snack/beverage
Grab some sandwiches and coffee at West Shore Market on your way to the trailhead (coming from Tahoe City), or beer and pizza post-run at West Shore Pizza in Tahoma (both are a few miles up the road from this more remote part of the lake).
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