Spooner Lake

Spooner Lake is located near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Nevada State Route 28 at “Spooner Summit”. Spooner Lake is popular for fishing, and viewing wildlife and wildflowers. The site is also the primary starting point for the Marlette/Hobart Backcountry trails as well as the main vehicle entrance to both areas.

Marlette/Hobart Backcountry

Miles of hiking and biking trails cover the Marlette/Hobart Backcountry’s 13,000 acres in the Carson Range. Among the most popular trails is the Flume Trail, which offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. The area also features a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Marlette Lake and the Hobart Reservoir are popular destinations. These lakes were created to feed the Marlette Lake Water System during the earlier mining and logging industry of the area. Remnants of abandoned mills can still be seen in areas of the park. No vehicle access is permitted in the backcountry. Pedestrian access is gained through the Spooner Lake trail head, the Tahoe Rim Trail, and various other trail starting in Carson City and Incline Village. Two rustic cabins and several backpacking campsites provide overnight amenities.

Canon T1i w Canon 18-55 w UV and CP filters..
image taken 7-5-2010


  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 4 years ago

    Looks so cool and pretty, this time of year!
    A lovely image. ♥

  • much appreciated..Thanks Arla..:)

    – doubleheader

  • myartist
    myartistabout 4 years ago

    Nice crisp colors! Beautiful place to be.

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous view :))

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 4 years ago

    great view and shot!!!

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