Paige Meadows is one of the most scenic, beautiful and popular places for hiking, walking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and trail running. Alpine Meadows full of wildflowers in the summer, and snow in the winter. There is a single track that winds through meadows, and depending on what time of year you venture there, you are certain to find flowers, Aspen Trees turning a brilliant yellow, tall grasses blowing in the late afternoon summer breeze, and some Sierra wildlife. Seemingly well known, often you can find yourself walking the meadows by yourself. The terrain is easy, and the only uphill is on the way out of the meadows, and even then is a gentle slope.
Because of the configuration of the many meadows, pay close attention when entering each meadow so you can find you're way out. If you are confident in your skills at navigating and have a desire to bask in the moonlight, Paige is the place.
Located at 6600 feet, and easy access. Head down 89 South out of Tahoe City, go 3.5 miles and take a right on Pine Avenue, then take an immediate right on Tahoe Park Heights, which takes you up a twelve percent grade hill. At the top of the hill bear right onto Big Pine, then take an immediate left onto Silvertip Drive and go all the way to the very end. There is parking available at the end of the street. From the trailhead, the first meadow of Paige is 0.4 miles.
And finally, when you are leaving, and all packed up and in driving back towards highway 89, where Tahoe Park Heights meets Big Pine, take a moment or two or three and che