Lake Tahoe’s Best Winter Hikes
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to make the most of a wintry visit to Lake Tahoe. In fact, the popular destination features some incredible, world-class hiking too. Eagle Rock Trail is ¾ mile long, heavily trafficked, and very steep, but rewards with expansive, panoramic views of Take Tahoe. (Pro tip: bring crampons, since the trail can be super slick in the winter.) If you’re looking for something more family-friendly, visit the Spooner Lake Trail. It’s comfortably flat, loops around Spooner Lake for a total distance of 2.1 miles. In addition, there are several benches – should you need a quick breather. Stateline Fire Lookout feels more like a moderate stroll than hike, and features some of the best views in North Lake Tahoe. It’s an ideal spot for sunset gazing, and the placards along the way educate visitors about the area’s history and indigenous plant and wildlife.