Tahoe City, CA Trails and Parks

Tahoe City has 92 trails in the vicinity, including 70 hiking trails and 25 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 42 miles in length. The most popular trails are Blackwood Canyon & Ellis Peak at Lake Tahoe, Loch Leven Lakes and Ellis Peak Trail. Trails.com member Diana M. recently completed Page Meadows.
  • Blackwood Canyon & Ellis Peak at Lake TahoeView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  Allow 3 to 4 hours
    •  18.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Explores a beautiful, high area west of Lake Tahoe. Many lakes and viewpoints. Trail may not open until early July due to deer migration. Narrow, ...

  • Eagle RockView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Eagle Rock is an eroded, dormant volcano. This hike leads up and across the enormous volcanic rock formation. From the top are panoramic overlooks ...

  • Dicks Lake, Gilmore Lake, and Lake AlohaView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  4 days
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    Camp near clear mountain lakes, hike past beautiful wildflower displays, and gaze at expansive vistas of high Sierra peaks and several views ...

  • Alpine Meadows Road to Five LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Resting atop the Sierra Nevada crest between the famous ski areas of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the shallow basin of Five Lakes sits in ...

  • Antone MeadowsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This wander through the woods, through a state park with no hoopla—in fact, no facilities of any kind other than trails and markers—leads to ...

  • Lake Tahoe near Emerald BayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  Day trip
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    Spectacular high Sierra scenery at one of America’s most beautiful lakes, quite possibly the clearest lake in North America. Lake Tahoe is world ...

  • Galena FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A lovely stretch of the Tahoe Rim Trail traverses the base of Tamarack Peak to Galena Falls, a rocky spill at the head of a willowy valley sheltered ...

  • Vikingsholm and Eagle FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Purchased by the state of California in 1953, designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969, and designated an underwater state park in 1994, ...

  • Blackwood CanyonView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy semiloop trip awaits hikers of all ages and conditioning in the nearly flat area on the south side of Blackwood Creek. The short trip ...

  • Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive: South Lake Tahoe to TruckeeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    A forty-two-mile, two-lane paved highway that traverses the scenic west shore of Lake Tahoe and follows the Truckee River Canyon. This drive ...

  • Paige Meadows RideView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    If you're a strong beginner seeking more thrilling rides than the nearby paved bike path, you'll be glad to know you can find mild to intermediate ...

  • Squaw CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, but exciting hike follows Squaw Creek along an endless variety of waterfalls, cascades, swimming pools, and grottos. TO the west ...

  • Ellis Peak TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Climbing onto the ridge above Blackwood Canyon is, without question, not an easy undertaking. But the distance is short and the views from ...

  • Tahoe City to Brockway SummitView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  20.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This section includes a several-mile jaunt along the edge of the truckee river canyon with excellent views of lake tahoe and the truckee river. ...

  • TRT: Barker Pass to Twin PeaksView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow a segment of the Pacific Crest (PCT ) and Tahoe Rim (TRT ) Trails to the east summit of Twin Peaks, from where hikers experience a fine ...

  • Tahoe to TruckeeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  17.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Sometimes called the TNT, this is one of the most popular rides in the Lake Tahoe area - due, in part, to its great variety. There are long ...

  • Crag Lake and Rubicon LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  2 days
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This backpack trip features both peaceful, easy walking near delightful Meeks Creek and visits to six high Sierra lakes. Gorgeous lakes follow ...

  • Eagle Lake and the Velma LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  6 hours or overnight
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip gives great views of Lake Tahoe and several Sierra peaks as it travels to many of the Desolation Wilderness’s most beautiful lakes, ...

  • Ward Creek LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is well-suited to intermediate riders or better. It is only moderately strenuous and not very technical, with about two-thirds of ...

  • General Creek Easy LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Perfect for families with freewheeling youngsters or kid-trailers, the General Creek campground loop is easy, short and, educational. As the ...

  • Tahoe-Yosemite Trail Section 1: To Echo SummitView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  4 days
    •  30.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This first section of the TYT, from Meeks Bay to a Sno-Park just west and south of Hwy. 50’s Echo Summit, lies almost entirely within one of ...

  • Barker Pass TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  3 days
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    On the first part of this journey, backpackers are treated to a shady, old-growth forest that escaped the axes of the lumbermen who denuded the ...

  • Whisky Creek Camp TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  4 days
    •  27.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Increase your enjoyment of peaceful Granite Chief Wilderness by extending your trip to Whisky Creek Camp, where you can spend the night in the ...

  • Bear Pen TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    •  2 days
    •  13.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow a pair of delightful streams to a secluded basin rimmed by granite cliffs on the eastern fringe of Granite Chief Wilderness.

  • TRT - WST - Paige Meadows Point-to-PointView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  33.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Not sure if this ride is worth the hassle of setting up a shuttle? Trust me. It’s worth the effort and the bucks. Consider this: You’ll begin ...