Explore the most popular kid friendly 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
3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Went the second weekend in November. Perfect weather. There was some snow along the trail in higher elevations but it was still a very a nice, easy hike. Beautiful views. We only saw 1 other person on the way up (around 8 am) then didn’t see anyone for the rest of the morning. On the way back down (around noon) we encountered several people making their way up but it was spaced out enough to not be an issue. It was quiet and peaceful. Parking was no issue in the morning. Will definitely be doing this again

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

Trail was clear until towards the top of the ridge on the hike in, 1-2" of snow in patches. Same with around the lake. Weather was cold and windy, plenty of downed fire wood around all the camp sites. Didn't catch any fish but they are there. Climbed up the rock formation, not recommended with snow.

The meadow is wet in the Spring and braided trails are developing. Buttercups bloom first then Asters both are beautiful. Round Lake had a pair of nesting bald eagles this year. A great hike with access to Dardanelles lake as well.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Views every step of the way

Beautiful views. You pass a lot of small cabins along the way so it is not a completely off the grid trail

hiking
9 days ago

I started this trail with my parents. The plan was just to get to Floating Island Lake. My stepdad wasn't used to the altitude, but my mom and I made it.
It was an easy hike for myself, but maybe a little steep or tiresome if you don't hike or aren't used to the altitude.
Make sure to turn around so you can see Lake Tahoe, it is a lovely view. This trail was pretty crowded on a Saturday morning. It was the day after a light snow, so there was snow patches and ice, which was nice.

Good and easy go.

Great

walking
18 days 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.