Lodge Beach Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sand Harbor, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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beach

lake

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hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful walk down to a small secluded beach.

Beginners flip-flop trail, with amazing secluded beach.
For a short hike, with a beach destination, this is a must-do trail. It is gradual, shaded, excellent lake views, and wide. 10-15 minutes one-way.
We did a Saturday afternoon drive to find a less-crowded beach at Lake Tahoe.
We heard about this trail from a friend, and decided to try it.
It is definitely a beginner's trail. The steepest part is a place where there are several developed granite steps (built) leading down to the beach. Most people will not need trekking poles for that spot. We brought our sticks for testing lake depth.
As you get closer to the lake, the emerald blue, lagoon looking water peeks through the trees, creating a heightened sense of excitement to get into the water.
The best part of this trail is the beach itself. Small, yet secluded feeling. The beach holds about 5-10 families, max.
I imagine it fills up early and stays that way most of the day. We lucked out. By getting there at 4:15pm, people were starting to leave, and it created space for us. The early September air was still warm, and there was plenty of sun.
For destination activities, it is the swimming, by far. Shallow, safe, and large submerged granite boulders to explore just north of the beach.
Bring swimwear, towel, flip flops, and of course, goggles. We could have spent all day exploring the underwater terrain. But beware, Lake Tahoe water is cold, even in summer. Just get in quickly and you'll get used to it after a minute. So clean and refreshing.
Next time, we will explore the other trails leading to the Thunderbird lodge. They seem to all connect. We will be coming back.
- Mike and Angel, EarthTrek Gear

1 month ago

Nice easy hike, great views of the lake. Wasn’t busy, went in the afternoon around 1130

10 months ago

Nice short trial with a beautiful view of the lake at the end.

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