North Lake Tahoe

Ale Trail


North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail
Your Adventurous Tahoe Craft Beer Experience

High up in the Sierra Nevada mountains lies Lake Tahoe, one of the nation’s largest alpine lakes, home to diverse water trails and mountain trails, and an equally diverse set of bars and watering holes.

North Lake Tahoe has received national acclaim for its recreational opportunities including being named “Best Lake” in 2014 by Outside Magazine, a No. 1 travel destination by TripAdvisor and a top finisher in USA Today’s 10Best reader’s poll for Best Recreation Destination. If a frosty beverage after a day of recreation is your thing, we rounded up the best trails and spots for a trails-end drink in the new North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail.

Take a look at our interactive map and videos of trails and North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail stops. After completing a trail, pull up a chair at one of these spots, share a picture and you will receive a Tahoe Ale Trail sticker to proudly display.







Mountain Bike
For mountain bikers, whether you like fluid singletrack, epic downhill trails or even are new to the sport, these trails will definitely leave you with memorable views of the lake and in need of refreshment. Check out this video of Max Jones, former professional mountain biker, telling us about the Flume Trail and Tunnel Creek Café. Check out the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Interactive Map.



Road Bike
North Tahoe is home to miles of road bike trails perfect for families renting cruiser bikes or athletes looking for a great workout. Fuel back up after your pedal with some good food and drink at a local bar or restaurant. Check out this video of a local cyclist checking out one of Lake Tahoe’s newest breweries, Alibi Ale Works located in Incline Village, Nevada. Check out the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Interactive Map.




Stand Up Paddleboard
Water sports like stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing are a great way to see the lake in a whole different way. Get a true feeling of the beauty of the lake by exploring Tahoe’s East Shore. Check out this video of a Tahoe native talking about some of the water trails on the East Shore and one of Tahoe’s coolest bars, Pier 111, the Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe’s floating bar. Check out the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Interactive Map.



North Tahoe’s diverse set of hikes can take you to one of Tahoe’s highest peaks, Mt. Rose, at 10,778 feet or around to meadows with beautiful wildflowers in the spring or the changing Aspen leaves of fall. Check out the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Interactive Map.





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