Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

Best Easy Day Hikes: Lake Tahoe Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of 27 of the premier easy day hikes in northern California’s most popular recreational destination. The hikes circle the lake, from the west shore to the east; from the slopes below Mount Rose to South Lake Tahoe. Whether you want spectacular Tahoe views, secluded rambles, alpine tarns, or journeys through historic resorts, you’ll find them in this guide. Discover the Tahoe basin’s natural wonders by dropping into Skunk Harbor, cruising to Galena Falls, climbing along the storied Tahoe Rim and Pacific Crest Trails, and catching your breath in secluded mountain meadows.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lake Tahoe" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 27.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 27.

Throw the suits and towels into the day pack and bring the kids: The Angora Lakes Trail is short, sweet, and lovely—the perfect introduction to the pleasures of hiking in the mountains around Lake T ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1
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 a secluded meadow frequented by deer, ducks, and not a wh ...
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.1
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A quick climb along a churning creek leads to the seductive expanse of Big Meadow, alive with wildflowers that change color with the seasons. The waterway becomes a meander among the grasses, where yo ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
Though the falls cascade out of sight, the views of Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe from the smooth granite slabs at trail’s end crown this moderate trek. Though not in view until the end of the trail, ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Iconic Mount Tallac, which dominates nearly every South Lake Tahoe vista, is a powerful presence on this hike. Cathedral Lake, a peaceful tarn cupped in jumbled rock and thick-trunked evergreens, l ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
Dark and clear, Eagle Lake pools in a basin bordered by steep talus slopes and black-streaked rock walls. The lake’s classic high Sierra setting makes it one of the most popular destinations aroun ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Climbing onto the ridge above Blackwood Canyon is, without question, not an easy undertaking. But the distance is short and the views from the top are a significant reward: Lake Tahoe lies broad a ...
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
The surprise of summertime at a ski area reveals beauty viewed through a different lens. And it requires effort: Slopes traversed easily when covered with snow require work when their rocky bases are ...
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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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 by the pink slopes of Mount Rose. Mount Rose is an ...
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
Walk in the footsteps (or ski tracks) of Olympic biathletes along this woodland loop, which follows gentle General Creek into Sugar Pine Point State Park’s backcountry. The General Creek Loop follows ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.7
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Though the native Washoe were the first to enjoy the springs at what would become known as Glen Alpine Springs Resort, it was Nathan Gilmore, prospector and cofounder of the Sierra Club, who wou ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
Lake Tahoe’s natural history is juxtaposed with its human history on this pleasant meander, which begins with an exploration of the Taylor Creek Marsh and ends among the spectacular vacation homes o ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
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Lake Tahoe gets all the glory, but this satellite lake, also deep and blue, is traced by an interpretive trail that shines a spotlight on both the spectacular setting and the remarkable, disturbing ...
Truckee, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
Follow trail and boardwalk through meadows and stands of Jeffrey pine from Stateline’s busy casino district to Lake Tahoe’s sprawling Nevada Beach. Linking the busy casinos of Stateline with Tahoe’s ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
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Wildlife abounds around Martis Creek, thriving in the biggest expanse of meadow and marshland in the Tahoe area. The birds dominate, chirping, flitting, and soaring over the landscape. Whether you lov ...
Truckee, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
This leg of the famous Pacific Crest Trail stretches from the exposed granite slabs that border Lower Echo Lake to the forested shore of the Upper Echo Lake. The hiking is easy and the views arc ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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A favorite hike of Tahoe locals and visitors alike, Page Meadows hosts one of the best wildflower blooms in the basin. It greens up after the snow melts, glows with color by late June, and remains ...
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
The Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber is the main attraction along this charming and popular paved path, but there’s more to recommend the Rainbow Trail, including vistas across the marsh surr ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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A lovely trail leads through wildflower-filled meadows and woodlands to the shoreline of an arm of Stampede Reservoir. This gentle ramble leads through meadowlands alongside Sagehen Creek to a remot ...
Truckee, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.7
Take a quick stroll along the boardwalk at Sand Harbor and indulge in unimpeded views across Lake Tahoe. The path also hooks around rocky shoreline coves, and interpretive signs describe some of th ...
Incline Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
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