The 10-mile Lake Sylvia hike near South Lake Tahoe is a great option for an overnighter, secluded at a scenic lake in Desolation Wilderness.
The Granite Lake hike is the shortest excursion into Desolation Wilderness from the Bayview Trail, and offers some amazing views of Lake Tahoe.
Just because Lake Tahoe had a historic winter doesn’t mean you can’t do any hiking in the springtime. These hiking trails are usually the first to melt.
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.
Hiking to the Velma Lakes is one of the more popular destinations in the Desolation Wilderness. Here’s how you can find Upper, Middle, and Lower Velma.
Dardanelles Lake is a popular, relatively easy hiking and backpacking destination with multiple camping spots only minutes away from South Lake Tahoe.
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.
This pleasant loop is one of the most popular in the Lake Tahoe area, with easy access to scenic Round Top and Winnemucca Lakes.
This short hike near Truckee takes you through Sugar Bowl ski area and up to Mt. Judah, offering great views of the Truckee & Donner area.
Descriptions of the two approaches to the tallest peak in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Freel Peak. Camping and opportunities to summit more peaks.