Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe  by Robert Stone

56pp/color photos/maps
ISBN: 157342014X

This book is currently out of print, but the eTrails are still available to Trails.com subscribers (see the complete list of trails in this book below). This guide covers 21 short hikes from the majestic beauty of Emerald Bay to the haunting history of Donner Pass. Inside are easy driving and hiking directions for the Lake Tahoe area in California and Nevada.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 21.
... Preview: A visit to the Angora Lakes is an easy, enjoyable trip. The short hike leads to Lower and Upper Angora Lakes, home of Angora Lake Resort. Hikers are welcome to enjoy the facilities along the norther ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Big Meadow is a beautiful subalpine meadow covered in wildflowers with Big Meadow Creek meandering through it. The meadow is surrounded by trees and snow-capped mountain peaks. It is an ideal locati ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Cascade Falls tumbles 200 feet down smooth granite rock into Cascade Lake. The hike to Cascade Falls follows a hillside ridge 350 feet above Cascade Lake, a glacially carved lake surrounded by forest ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Emerald Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The Donner Lakeshore Trail parallels the shoreline of three-mile long Donner Lake. It is a level hike from Donner Creek, the lake's outlet, to China Cove, a swimming beach with picnic tables and barb ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Truckee, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Eagle Rock is an eroded, dormant volcano. This hike leads up and across the enormous volcanic rock formation. From the top are panoramic overlooks of Lake Tahoe. From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This hike leads down to Vikingsholm, a Scandinavian style mansion completed in 1929 that resembles an 11th century Viking Castle. It is a popular trail that passes numerous water cascades to the shor ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Emerald Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Picturesque Fallen Leaf Lake, measuring three miles long, is the second largest alpine lake in the Tahoe Basin. The Moraine Trail crosses the Fallen Leaf Lake dam and parallels the west shore to Sawm ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Five Lakes Trail climbs along a ridge overlooking a rocky canyon into the Granite Chief Wilderness with spectacular granite formations and sheer cliffs. The hike up to the lake is the best part o ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Granite Lake sits in a bowl surrounded by mountains. Maggies Peaks, at over 8,500 feet, tower above the lake. Granite Boulders are scattered along the forested shoreline. Granite Lake is a great sp ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Emerald Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Grass Lake sits among granite slopes at 7,000 feet in the Desolation Wilderness. The hike to Grass Lake passes Lily Lake, crosses Glen Alpine Creek and includes several waterfalls and a swimming hole ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This is a near-level hike along the north shore of two beautiful alpine lakes away from the crowds of Lake Tahoe. The hike overlooks the lakes the entire trip. Upper Echo Lake contains islands and i ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Horsetail Falls is a long, narrow column of water resembling a horsetail. The falls is fed from an abundance of lakes in Desolation Valley. The trail to Horsetail Falls follows the continuous rapid ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This hike follows Ophir Creek downstream as it snakes through Tahoe Meadows. The lush meadow is marbled with tributaries flowing to join Ophir Creek. A lodgepole pine forest borders Tahoe Meadows to ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Rubicon Trail parallels and overlooks Lake Tahoe along the west side cliffs through D.L. Bliss State Park. The hike begins along the cliffs at Rubicon Point by Calawee Cove Beach and eventually l ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Emerald Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Spooner Lake is located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe at 7,000 feet. This trail circles Spooner Lake's 1.6-mile perimeter, weaving in and out of an aspen and pine forest. There is a bird habitat ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Glenbrook, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This short, but exciting hike follows Squaw Creek along an endless variety of waterfalls, cascades, swimming pools, and grottos. TO the west of the creek are forested trails and steep mountain cliffs ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Summit Lake sits at 7,400 feet and is surrounded by forest. The trail to the lake follows a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Along the way, the trail curves through a meadow, climbs a glaciated g ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Truckee, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Tahoe Meadows is a high elevation Meadow (8,870 feet) covered in wildflowers and marbled with numerous small tributaries. The meadow is bordered by a lodgepole pine forest and rolling hills while Moun ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: This hike leads to three distinctly different lakes in the scenic Desolation Wilderness. Tamarack Lake is a deep lake with a beautiful tree-covered island. Ralston Lake sits in a bowl with the steep ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Maggies Peaks rise up from the south and east of Eagle Lake, while Phipps Peak towers above on the northwest. The trail to the lake crosses and parallels the cascading waters and pools of Eagle Creek ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Lake Tahoe"
Emerald Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2