nature trips

wild flowers

dog friendly


kid friendly


horseback riding


trail running

mountain biking

dogs on leash




off road driving


scenic driving

rock climbing


The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.

1 day ago

there are better hikes all over the Toiyabes they're just not shown on here

3 days ago

Beautiful trail! The snow was pretty packed so the snow shoes weren't completely necessary, but I was still really thankful I had them at several points throughout the hike. My dog loved it too! Would definitely love to do this hike again, both in snow and warmer weather.

9 days ago

Beautiful day hike easy to moderate, good for the entire family.

This weekend due to all of the rain there was no trail to be seen. Everything was flooded! It was still fun to try and explore the area as much as we could. The "glassy pond" was more like a flowing river! We did get to see some snow flurries while we were there which was really cool.

Tight. Great views of N Tahoe Lake

It was a nice easy walk. We watched the ducks and geese. We were lucky enough to be able to watch two trains go by. It wasn't very busy. The signs warned that the gates would be closed at certain times. We believe they forgot one of the gates to leave open when we went, so we had to backtrack to get back to the vehicle (we were there two hours before they were to close). The one gate being closed was the only thing that was negative for us.

23 days ago

Endless trails. Reno looks lovely da further up you go.

I am lucky to have a friend with local knowledge. We started snowshoeing at Tahoe Meadows and shortly turned right into the beautiful woods. In less than a mile we were at Chickadee Ridge at just under 8,700 feet. It has a spectacular view down to Lake Tahoe. And right before the woods opened up at the ridgeline, we stopped to feed the chickadees. With a little patience, they will come eat the seed right out of your hand!

This is a wonderful hike. The views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains surrounding Incline Village are amazing. And it was enhanced for us by the timing...a pretty December late afternoon with snow on the peaks above us, finishing with a beautiful sunset. The trail is wide and easy, just relatively steep after an initial gradual incline. Due to our late start, we had to turn around at the picturesque area by the Mark Twain bench. Hopefully someday I will get back to finish it. Park in the lot in front of the Tunnel Creek Cafe.

I had so much fun exploring the Tahoe Meadows area on a gorgeous December afternoon. And I could not have picked a better location to go snowshoeing for my first time. After a beautiful trek through the woods, we ended up with an amazing view of Lake Tahoe from Chickadee Ridge. We also stopped to feed the chickadees along the way...what a memorable experience!

28 days ago

A very short walk to two beautiful viewing areas,, the first almost immediately on the left and the second at the end of the trail. Both spots have wonderful panoramas of the lake and the mountains on the other side...the second also includes a clear view south to Cave Rock. If you extend the hike a few feet further over the rocks, you will also have a beautiful view of the northern part of the lake.