Nevada, derived from Sierra Nevada, a name given by the Spanish, means snow-covered mountain range. Nevada does indeed have mountains to admire, as well as clear blue lakes. It will take a bit of effort to hike the Chimney Beach Trail, an upward journey on the way out. Your reward is the magnificent Marlette Lake, perched above Lake Tahoe. And remember, what goes up, must come down, so the trip back should be smooth sailing all the way.

If you are up for a heart-pumping hike, that leads to a magnificent hidden oasis in Nevada, you will be glad you embarked on the Chimney Beach Trail to Marlette Lake. If you like to fish and swim, even better. What a way to spend a day soaking up the sun. For more information, visit If you prefer a longer hike to Marlette Lake, approximately ten miles, but one that isn’t so steep on the way there, try the Marlette Lake Trail from Spooner Lake instead.

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