Explore the best trails near South Lake Tahoe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.






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trail locations for South Lake Tahoe, California
9 days ago

This was our first big hike back in August I suggest leaving early in the morning. We made it in 5 hours 15 minutes and we stopped enjoyed the views and had lunch. It's definitely worth the trip. The highlight of our trip to Tahoe. We will do it again next time we are here.

1 month ago

Great trail for a short out and back adventure. Fantastic views of Echo Lake and Tallac from the ridge and all but the last 400 feet are moderately easy. Started at the Sno-Park and at the avalanche sign, headed into the woods. We programmed the peak coordinates into the gps and just headed straight up through the trees. Easy Peasy! It had rained the day before, so the snow was very icy.

great hike

Amazing views

Breathtaking right from the start

Great hike. Great views. Went in early October and the weather was perfect. The ridge line before the final push is really beautiful. A more scenic spot for a lunch is tough to find. The switch backs next to cliffs after you leave the ridge are beautiful as well. Snow patches an inch or two deep dotted the final ascent. Definitely a great hike. Tahoe is beautiful.

on Eagle Lake Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful trail! My favorite in Tahoe, Great way to hike and take a dip in the water.

1 month ago

This trail was amazing. Wonderful views.

Perfect trail. Not too difficult and great views.

Beautiful!! Saw a bunch of deer head back down the trail

1 month ago

incredible views. wonderful hike. dog friendly but be prepared for lots of sharp granite on the trails. wore out the pads on my dogs feet . he is an experienced hiker also...
this hike was one of the most beautiful I have been on in years and is exactly what you hoped to see in the Tahoe Basin. It does not disappoint.

This was a great day hike even in the heat of summer. More than half the trail is heavily shaded and by the time the trees are gone the wind is strong enough to need a windbreaker. The view form the top is amazing. You may also fined the true kings of the mount (Chipmunks) to be so friendly that if you sit still for long enough the will jump on top of you.

Nice, long and not well marked in places.

2 months ago

Great hike. How is it 9.6 miles round trip? I tracked it at 7.3 each way.