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.
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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.
This moderately difficult snowshoeing trail will take you to beautiful Angora Lakes and the Angora Lookout with views of Fallen Leaf Lake & Lake Tahoe.
Grass Lake, near Luther Pass, is one of the easiest snowshoe trails near South Lake Tahoe. You can make it as long, as short, or as flat as you like.
Weather (Stateline, NV)
- 3:42 PM PDT on May 22, 2017
- 1:45 PM PDT on May 25, 2017
- 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.
Hikes by Distance
Chimney Beach (0.7 miles)
Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop (1.3 miles)
Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake (1.5 miles)
Cascade Falls (2 miles)
Spooner Lake Loop (2 miles)
Glen Alpine Springs (2 miles)
Skunk Harbor (3 miles)
Five Lakes Trail (4 miles)
Round Top & Winnemucca Lakes Loop (4.5 miles)
Mount Judah Loop (4.6 miles)
Dardanelles Lake (7.8 miles)
Loch Leven Lakes (8 miles)
Ophir Creek to Price Lake (8 miles)
Marlette Lake via N. Canyon (9 miles)
Castle Peak (9.6 miles)
Mt. Rose Summit (10 miles)
Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner to South Camp Peak (10 miles)
Velma Lakes (10.2 miles)
Star Lake (11.2 miles)
Freel Peak (14.2 miles)
Marlette Lake via Tunnel Creek (15 miles)
Hikes by Difficulty
Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop (Easy)
Chimney Beach (Easy)
Cascade Falls (Easy)
Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake (Easy)
Spooner Lake Loop (Easy)
Glen Alpine Springs (Easy)
Skunk Harbor (Moderate)
Five Lakes Trail (Moderate)
Dardanelles Lake (Moderate)
Mount Judah Loop (Moderate)
Round Top & Winnemucca Lakes Loop (Moderate)
Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner to South Camp Peak (Moderate)
Marlette Lake via N. Canyon (Moderate)
Star Lake (Moderate)
Ophir Creek to Price Lake (Moderate)
Mt. Rose Summit (Moderate)
Loch Leven Lakes (Moderate)
Marlette Lake via Tunnel Creek (Moderate)
Velma Lakes (Moderate)
Freel Peak (Moderate to Difficult)
Castle Peak (Difficult)