Lake Tahoe Hikes

(my latest project, started April 2015)

Hiking icon indicates day hike, tent icon indicates overnighters or day hikes best done as overnighters, and blue snowshoeing icon is for winter hikes.

New feature added in 2017: If you’re wondering if you’re allowed to fly your drone in any of these areas around Lake Tahoe, these guides have an answer.

Disclaimer: These Lake Tahoe hiking guides are not intended to be technical in nature.  I am making them to assist you in finding the best Lake Tahoe hikes that fit your ability level, geographic location, and time constraints, and I hope the pictures speak for the trails.  For more technical details about each hike, refer to the “Further Reading” link provided with each hike.



How can I make this guide better?  Do you have any ideas for content, organization, and so on, while we’re in the early stages?  Please use the contact form below.  Thanks!

Recommended trail map: Lake Tahoe Basin Trail Map

Waterproof, tear proof, and highly detailed. $11.99.  Covers Fourth of July Lake to the south, and all the way north to Stampede Reservoir.  Always in my pocket.

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Weather (Stateline, NV)

Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

3:42 PM PDT on May 22, 2017
1:45 PM PDT on May 25, 2017

Special Statement

3:43 PM PDT on May 22, 2017
5:00 PM PDT on May 22, 2017
Monday 05/22 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Tuesday 05/23 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 77F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 05/24 0%
Generally sunny. High 72F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 05/25 0%
Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 05/26 10%
Sunny skies. High 67F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.


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