Explore the most popular beach 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike all along the shore line!

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this today and it was beautiful! Cool on the trail so dress in layers. Not too many people but enough to make it fun! The only bummer is you have to park at the top of the park and hike down to the trail head. Not bad when you are heading out but an uphill trek at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views

hiking
2 months ago

The gorgeous views that are the destination of many hikes are with you the entire time!

Nice trail along Emerald Bay! Kind of just ends randomly

3 months ago

Did the whole trail today and loved it! Perfect weather and amazing views! Tahoe my ❤️

It was amazing views of Lake Tahoe the entire hike! I was constantly stopping to admire nature and was completely enthralled with the experience! I would do it again!

3 months ago

Fantastic - and if it's warm don't forget to take your swimming gear as lots of places along emerald bay to have a dip

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked from DL bliss to eagle falls, took the Vikings trail back to emerald Bay parking lot and got a ride back to DL bliss entrance station, then took the lighthouse trail back to the car, what a day, amazing views and saw a lot. start EARLY, we got to the park at 8am and had vista point emerald bay and the park practically to ourselves on a Sunday.

One of my favorite hikes! You are along the lake for most of the hike, and the hike gets low enough at points where you could easily go for a swim (though water was very cold when we went in late September). The trail is mostly flat so hike is not very strenuous (I saw a few kids in it). There is a $10 fee to get in the state park and there is limited parking. The state park also has access to the beach (calawee cove) so you can make a full day of it.

3 months ago

Great up and down on lake

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views, interesting paths. Very enjoyable

This trail boasts beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and involves fairly easy walking. It took me a little over two hours from the Vikingsholm trailhead to D.L. Bliss.

hiking
4 months ago

Went about 6a all the way to Eagles Point. Easy to find parking that early, caught a beautiful sunrise. Not much elevation compared to most hikes in the area. Great places to swim along the way. Catch a tour of Vikingsholm if you can, or take a kayak out to Fannette. Plus the view of lower Eagle falls.

Breathtaking views the entire hike. We took it starting at the Rubicon trailhead, stopped in Vikingsholm to take a tour and swim, and finally went to Eagle Point. Around 6 miles one way, and pretty tiring if you do go all the way to Eagle Point. We got there around 830 on a Sunday and there was still plenty of parking and the trail was empty, but it did get pretty crowded at mid-afternoon on the way back.

hiking
4 months ago

Such beautiful views along the northern portion past the visitor's center. The woman working there gave us tips on rock formations and osprey sightings too! One hiker warned us of a bear near the trail to the old lighthouse.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike is very scenic as what others have been saying! Lots of joggers, very refreshing, lots of shade!

hiking
4 months ago

Great scenic route, not too strenuous. Has a ton of beautiful views.

4 months ago

One of the most scenic trails I've ever been on. Had a great time starting on the South end and going to Vikingsholm and back. Definitely recommend anyone try it if you're thinking about it. Won't be disappointed.

nice paved trail we usually pick up west of the Y ...but currently lots of logging activity blocking that section.

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