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Page Meadows Field Trip
July 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Page Meadows (also known as Paige Meadows), elevation 6,600’, is a series of enchanting alpine meadows with vernal pools surrounded by forests of conifers. The trail is easy, essentially flat with a slight downhill at the beginning. We will hike approximately 2 or 3 miles in total, out and back. The trail may be boggy in places. We hope to see Porterella ( Porterella carnosula), as well as Camassia quamash (common camas lily), Bolander’s yampah (Perideridia bolanderi), penstemon, peonies, and many other alpine wildflowers. Please bring water and snacks. (We will not have lunch on the trail.)
Directions to Trailhead
Parking is limited at the trailhead, so please carpool if possible. The trailhead is tagged on Google Maps as “Page Meadows Parking,” at the western end of Silver Tip Drive in Tahoe City. From Tahoe City, drive south 1.9 miles on Highway 89, and turn right on Pine Avenue. Head uphill and turn right on Tahoe Park Heights Drive. After 0.6 mile, there’s a three-way intersection. Go straight across onto Big Pine Drive, then turn left onto Silver Tip Drive. Follow Silver Tip Drive to its end at the unsigned trailhead. We will meet there at 10:00 a.m.
This hike is listed as #11 in Tahoe’s Spectacular Wildflower Trails, by Julie S. Carville (Mountain Gypsy Press, 2016). In addition, Charlie Russell Nature Photography describes a Page Meadows hike (from a different trailhead) here, including a plant list: https://ibrakeforwildflowers.com/page-meadows-wildflowers/.