Top Hikes in Lake Tahoe

Stay fit while enjoying the scenery

One of the most popular (not to mention, healthy) ways to explore Lake Tahoe is on foot. Below, three hikes you can’t miss when visiting the area. 

Skyline Trail Hike
As the name implies, you’ll access this trail via lift – which gives you access to high elevation trails with less effort. Take the Tamarack Express chairlift to the very top, and enjoy a two-mile hike that offers unbeatable and expansive views of Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley.

Fallen Leaf Lake Hike
If you’re hiking with a family, this is the one to take. The trails around Taylor Creek are easy, kid-friendly terrain, offering views of Mt. Tallac and the Desolation Wilderness. Come springtime, wildflowers around, and in the fall, the changing aspen trees along Aspen Creek enhance the already gorgeous backdrop.

Cascade Falls Hike
Locals say this short, easy hike near Emerald Bay is best enjoyed in the spring. And that’s because Cascade Falls is most beautiful this time of year. The trail rolls along a mountain overlooking Cascade Lake, and if you’re feeling more ambitious, you can head head back to the Bayview trailhead and hike up to Maggie’s Saddle into the Desolation Wilderness.


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Resort at Squaw Creek


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