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.
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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.
A popular hiking trail near South Lake Tahoe is Horsetail Falls. An easy loop takes you along Pyramid Creek and the adventurous can continue to the falls.
If you can’t get a wilderness camping permit, check out the Big Meadow Trailhead. There are multiple camping opportunities, including Round Lake.
Weather (Stateline, NV)
Thursday 09/21 60%
Snow showers. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Friday 09/22 20%
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 46F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 09/23 0%
Sunny. High 51F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 09/24 0%
Mostly sunny skies. High 56F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 09/25 0%
Mainly sunny. High around 60F. Winds E 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)
Granite Lake (2.3 miles)
Skunk Harbor (3 miles)
Five Lakes Trail (4 miles)
Round Top & Winnemucca Lakes Loop (4.5 miles)
Mount Judah Loop (4.6 miles)
Winnemucca Lake via Carson Pass (5 miles)
Dardanelles Lake (7.8 miles)
Loch Leven Lakes (8 miles)
Ophir Creek to Price Lake (8 miles)
Twin Lakes & Tunnel Creek (8.5 miles)
Marlette Lake via N. Canyon (9 miles)
Lake Sylvia (9.4 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)
Granite Lake (Moderate)
Dardanelles Lake (Moderate)
Winnemucca Lake via Carson Pass (Moderate)
Mount Judah Loop (Moderate)
Round Top & Winnemucca Lakes Loop (Moderate)
Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner to South Camp Peak (Moderate)
Lake Sylvia (Moderate)
Marlette Lake via N. Canyon (Moderate)
Star Lake (Moderate)
Twin Lakes & Tunnel Creek Rd (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)