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.
An accessible, very scenic hiking trail near South Lake Tahoe, ending at picturesque Star Lake. The lake makes a great rest stop before bagging Freel Peak.
A beautiful hiking trail near Truckee with a stiff ascent to the tallest peak in the Truckee area, 9,103′ volcanic Castle Peak. Amazing 360-degree views.
A flat, wheelchair-accessible hiking trail near Incline Village, with views of meadows, wildflowers and wildlife.
Scenic and remote Price Lake is your reward at the end of this steep trail, with wildflowers and views of Slide Mountain and Washoe Valley.