Explore the most popular no dogs 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
17 days ago

Super simple hike with an amazing mountain lake at the top.

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.

Closed right now for controlled burning, but a beautiful trail to take when it's open!

We just completed this hike. The trailhead was slightly confusing and we ended up having to circle back around and park in a designated lot versus along the side of the road. It was raining lightly at the bottom and that quickly turned to snow flurries at 8200 ft. At 9000 ft we made it into the gorge where the wind and snow was being bottlenecked and making this trail feel like K2 rather then Lake Tahoe. Visibility was near zero and when we turned southeast on the last large switchback we made our ascent slowly because the trail was hard to follow with 6 inches on the ground and we didn’t want to lose one another. It took nearly 2 hours to conquer the last 1/2 mile and the wind was blowing hard. We stayed at the summit for lunch but the below freezing temperature and high winds made the choice easy. We made it back to the gorge and the wind and weather calmed down and we were a little surprised to see that most of the snow had melted completely.

Overall an amazing hike! One of my most challenging yet! We left a WHOLE PACK of granola bars in the cache so if you’re the next hiker! You’re welcome!

hiking
2 months ago

If you can't find the trail head for this hike, it's because there really isn't one. Take the Armstrong connector and then follow the gated off fire lane to the left of Armstrong Pass. It's EXTREMELY creepy though. There's a fallen tree that has "Private Property. Turn Back" spray painted on it and a little bit further up a proper "No Trespassing" sign..But we researched it and the land doesn't seem to actually be owned by anyone. As you're making you're way up, past the No Trespassing sign there's a "camp". It has an old woodstove, old fishing poles and some makeshift gated area made out of fallen trees. We knew we were on the trail but looked at the trail map to make sure and it all checked out. Now the trail itself was great. But expect to hike almost vertically up nothing but sand after you make it through the brush. The view was absolutely beautiful and definitely worth it, just bring extra socks, lots of water and go really early because it's a long one. We didn't see a single soul on the trail, or any of the trails surrounding, but keep in mind the parking is really limited when it is busy. If anyone has any other info on this hike or maybe we went the wrong way (even though it all looked right on the map?) feel free to let me know.

walking
2 months ago

Short, easy trail. Some of it is paved and there are plaques along the way you can read about the environment. The trail goes along Taylor Creek and underground where you can look through a glass into the creek and see all the fish. Lots of tourists but a good trail for kids.

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!

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful views, we loved the stop at the cove. Easy and short.

Nice trail along Emerald Bay! Kind of just ends randomly

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike! Took about 3hrs with lots of breaks to enjoy the views. Totally loved it

3 months ago

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

We hike this last Saturday. This trail we didn't find it. We took the Armstrong pass trail, it's around 17 mile round Trip hike.
It was a great trail. Alot of people doing mountain biking.

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!

This is probably my new favorite Lake Tahoe Basin peak to bag. All around beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. We really appreciated the time and care that went into construction of the trail as it meandered through subalpine conifers and large Granite boulders. The only thing I would recommend, is to wear Gators or tall boots to keep all the little tiny Pebbles out of your boots.

3 months ago

Nice peaceful. Pretty easy for the most part

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views pretty steep incline for my in-laws in their early 70's. Great views but make sure you can do inclines.

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