Hiking in Lake Tahoe


Hiking at North Lake Tahoe the home to miles upon miles of gorgeous Sierra Nevada wilderness, and offers endless trails for hiking and exploring all of it. Whether you’re peaking at right about 10,000 feet or taking a relaxing stroll along the shores of Emerald Bay, every trail offers spectacular views of lakes, mountain tops and Sierra wildlife.

Bayview Trail

This steep trail takes you up the side of Maggie’s Peak into the Desolation Wilderness. 1 mile to Granite Lake, 2.7 miles to an intersection with the Eagle Falls Trail. 4 Miles to Azure Lake and 5 miles to Dick’s Lake. Corral and watering facilities for horses are available at the trailhead.


Cascade Creek Fall Trail

This short trail affords stunning views of the 200 foot high falls and Cascade Lake. Best time of year is springtime, when runoff from snowmelt is high.


Eagle Falls Trail

This steep trail leads back into the heart of Desolation Wilderness, passing by several lakes along the way. Eagle Lake is only 1 mile and a popular destination for day-hikers looking to picnic lunch or take a swim. 4.5 miles to Dicks Lake, Upper and Middle Velmas; 5 miles to Fontanillas.


High Camp at Squaw Valley

There are six individual trails out of High Camp ranging from easy to strenuous, 1 to 4 miles. Dogs are allowed on the Cable Car and are welcome on all trails. All trails offer stunning views of the Lake and surrounding Squaw Valley, and High Camp has dining and shopping facilities.

Glacier Meadow Loop

This is a short, self-guided nature loop offering a half-hour walk with informational signs along the way that explain how glacial action carved and polished the surface landscape.

Marlette Lake

This uphill hike leads you through the aspen-lined North Canyon to Marlette Lake Dam. Marlette Lake is a fishing hatchery, therefore no fishing is allowed. Dogs are allowed only on leash.

Martis Creek/ Tompkins Memorial Trail

There are 14.6 miles of trails here and maps throughout the park. Trails run along a beautiful creek and are great for dogs. Hiking options range from 40 minutes to half-day and picnic tables are scattered along the trails.

  Kayaking North Lake Tahoe

Kayaking Tahoe

Kayak Tahoe is a complete kayak touring and river shop providing daily Emerald Bay tours, Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay tours, Sand Harbor rentals and tours (by reservation only), kayak rentals, instruction, and a complete line of boats.

  Great Skiing in Lake Tahoe

Alpine Meadows

With constant fresh snow, 13 lifts and 2,400 acres of runs, it's no wonder so many skiers and snowboarders return to Alpine Meadows again and again. Located in Tahoe City, this local favorite ski resort runs on 100% green power and is environmentally friendly.


One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America. Offers 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Offers great learning environment for beginners as well as challenging terrain for experts and a child ski center.

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