Beautiful hike past meadows of wildflowers and Aspen groves.
Near: Incline Village, NV
Distance: 9.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1200 ft
Hike Time: 4.5 hours
Trail Condition: Fire road/pavement
Hike Type: Out and Back
The trail to Marlette Lake begins in the Spooner Lake parking lot and follows the North Canyon trail, a well-maintained dirt road used by hikers and mountain bikers alike. A large meadow of wildflowers is located at the beginning of the trail, with Aspen groves in ample view as you head further north. The Aspen is particularly beautiful in October when the golden leaves reach full color. The highlight of the hike is the beauty of Marlette Lake. A great spot for lunch before heading back.
Bringing hiking poles is adviced.
From Carson City take US50 west for 10 miles over Spooner Summit to the junction of NV28. Turn on to NV28 toward Incline Village. The trail starts at the parking lot of Spooner Lake. There is a $5 Day Use Fee per vehicle. (Lat:39.10715 Lon:-119.91592)