Marlette Lake

Hiking to Marlette Lake

The hike to Marlette Lake is about 8 to 10 miles roundtrip and is a moderate hike. Let me tell you this was not a leisure stroll through the woods! This hike was challenging to strenuous at times, especially climbing up the trail from Marlette Lake. Once you catch your first glimpse of the lake you know the hike is so worth it! The lake is at about 7800′ elevation.

1st Glimpse of Marlette Lake from the hiking trail (Photo by RSheridan)

1st view of Marlette Lake once off the hiking trail (Photo by RSheridan)

History of Marlette Lake

Marlette Lake, Spooner Lake and Hobart Reservoir were built to supply water to the mines by a number of flumes and pipelines. Virgina City, Nevada was one area receiving water from this area water system.

Trout Spawning

Brook trout were introduced to Marlette Lake in the 1880’s with Lahontan Cutthroat trout in 1964 and Tahoe Rainbow trout in 1984 to the lake. The lake opened to fishing in 2006 and is a brood lake for Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.

Trout Spawning Station at Marlette Lake (Photo by RSheridan)


The wildflowers were putting on a show on our hike and around the lake.

Wildflower #1 (Photo by RSheridan)

Wildflower #2 (Photo by RSheridan)
Wildflower #3 – Thistle (Photo by RSheridan)

Marlette Lake Additional Photos – Enjoy!

Marlette Lake #1 – My Favorite (Photo by RSheridan)

Marlette Lake #2 (Photo by RSheridan)

Marlette Lake #3 (Photo by RSheridan)

 No Pain No Gain – Get Out & Go Hiking Today!!!

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