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.

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.

Latest Additions

California: Fourth of July Lake via Round Top Lake

Hiking to Fourth of July Lake is a great way to escape the more casual hikers stopping at Round Top & Winnemucca Lakes due to the climb out, and is also a great destination for backpackers.

Weather (Stateline, NV)

Winter Storm Warning

3:13 PM PST on January 20, 2017
4:00 AM PST on January 23, 2017
Saturday 01/21 90%
Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. High near 30F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Sunday 01/22 100%
Cloudy with snow. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 8 to 12 inches.
Snow Showers
Monday 01/23 40%
Snow Showers
Snow showers early with a chance of lingering snow showers later. High 28F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Snow Showers
Tuesday 01/24 50%
Snow Showers
Variably cloudy with snow showers. High 29F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Wednesday 01/25 0%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 33F. Winds light and variable.


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