Lake Tahoe is home to miles upon miles of breathtaking Sierra Nevada wilderness. Hiking and exploring trails on foot is one of the best ways to access the untouched beauty of the area. North Lake Tahoe hiking will bring you up into the blue sky at 10,000 feet or down to the shore on amazing beaches or bike trails around 6,200 feet. Spend a day in the sun meandering along the Five Lakes trail or follow the path to the captivating spray of Shirley Canyon waterfalls. Every turn has options for taking in secluded forests and Sierra wildlife, from the outskirts of Tahoe City to the peaks of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Don’t forget your hiking shoes and get out on our thousands of acres of Lake Tahoe trails.
Thinking of heading out for a hike? Reward yourself with a stop at trail’s end with the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail.
Set your sights high and see unique views whether it be scaling Tahoe Via Ferrata at Palisades Tahoe, testing your balance at Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Park, having an afternoon of bouldering or enjoying a guided hike.
Learn about the Lake Tahoe area flora and fauna, history and more by paying a visit to one of these fun educational spots.
North Tahoe Regional Park
The North Tahoe Regional Park located in Tahoe Vista features a 3/4 mile interpretive Sierra forest nature trail that educates visitors about the Lake Tahoe ecosystem.
Downtown Tahoe City, Fanny Bridge and Gatekeepers Museum
Take a walk along through town starting at Gatekeepers Museum and Fanny bridge, to Commons beach and read through the informative interpretive signs along the way.
North Lake Tahoe Visitors Center
Visit the center on your walk through town on the corner of route 89 and 28. The center contains interpretive panels, books and more information on the Tahoe area.
Tahoe East Shore Trail
There are over 20 interpretive panels lining the shore and the mountain side route of the Tahoe East Shore Trail. Each panel enables you to discover flora and fauna, cultural history, geology, how the trail was constructed, and maps to orient yourself. Nearest the North Lake Tahoe of Incline Village, this community lies about 45 minutes from downtown Reno. You can access the trail from Sand Harbor boat launch area. For information about trail access and other things to see and do in North Lake Tahoe, dial the Incline Village and Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau at (775) 832-1606.