Chimney Beach Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Chimney Beach Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, NV that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until November.

2.4 miles 367 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

beach

lake

views

hiking
2 months ago

Great little quickie hike, we got in town late afternoon and did this. Absolutely stunning.

2 months ago

Easy and GORGEOUS! Wear good shoes cause it is still a pretty good uphill walk on the way back up to the road. Be sure to get there early!

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Stunning views, easy walk down, fun climbing around the mini boulders surrounding the shore, and best of all, the water was cool not ice cold.
However, there were A LOT of people there around midday, and it was blazing hot out - my mistake, of course.
Climb back up was a bit grueling because it was steep, but ok altogether.

hiking
4 months ago

Steep hills going back which can be challenging but to get to the beach/lake...it's worth every short breath!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing short hike! Like the other reviewers mentioned, the first part is steep. You head down a hill, which means you'll be walking back up it. It's short and not bad at all. If you want an easy trek because you have 30 kids in tow, go to Sand Harbor. Also, there was an easy creek crossing shortly after the steeper section. There are amazing views of Lake Tahoe since you're so close to the shore. When it comes to beaches, there seems to be something for everyone. Yes, there is a clothing optional area, as well. Bring a towel to avoid rock rash. Parking can be tricky!

hiking
6 months ago

Kinda steep early on from the parking area but once down near the lake it's very easy and beautiful views of the lake. Multiple beaches accessible from this hike. Just be aware at this beach and south that there are clothing optional areas. Stay north as you hike and you will most likely be able to avoid this.

7 months ago

Great hike, we started at the parking lot South to sand harbor. The trail is a bit steep on the way down, but then along the lake it's a pretty easy hike. Gorgeous secret beaches with amazing boulders and turquoise wster. Feels very private and serene. I'd really reccomend this trail. The only difficult part was the way up to the parking, may not be suitable to very young kids, but can be done with more stops. It's worth it!!

hiking
1 year ago

Easy trail. Great views. Must do in Lake Tahoe.

hiking
2 years ago

not so much of a hike, but more of a trail down to my favorite beach in Tahoe. the hike down is chill and the beach I amazing. the swimming is nice and the beach into the water is nice on your feet.

2 years ago

Very beautiful views of the lake. Trail is a little steep and beach is fairly small for the effort. Not the best hike for kids unless you are looking for a quick hike to the beach.

hiking
3 years ago

Great beach area , trail head will take you down to the beach with a choice to go to Secret Cove or Chimney Beach.

3 years ago

I see naked people...