Looking for a great trail near South Lake Tahoe, California? AllTrails has 83 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around D. L. Bliss State Park or Van Sickle Bi-State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Thomas F Regan Memor or Bijou Community Park. Ready for some activity? There are 49 moderate trails in South Lake Tahoe ranging from 1.2 to 18.5 miles and from 6,253 to 9,717 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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river

waterfall

fishing

beach

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hiking
2 days ago

To short for my liking.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

hiking
off trail
over grown
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Worth the view, very steep and rocky even at the beginning. If you make 1 mile past cathedral you have to keep going, easy/not much left after the post to alpine

hiking
over grown
4 days ago

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Great day up Dicks. Left the car at 3:45 and returned around 12:45. Nice class 2 scramble up the false summit, very manageable. Chose to traverse the talus field below the north face instead of down climbing the false summit. Long approach but worth it! Not as bad as you think.

The first section to Big Meadows was like hiking in a war zone with fallen huge trees all over big rocks. Big meadows is a beautiful little meadow and the trail opens up half way up to mountain scenery. The scenery around the lake is fantastic making the hike worthwhile. Easy 4.5 hour round trip hike including a half hour break at the lake.

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rocky
6 days ago

Great trail on a warm November day. Perfect for all levels as the hike gets more technical about 2 miles in.

My gosh, this is my new favorite trail ever. It’s absolutely worth it if you have the time and energy to do the second loop to hit the lakes. Absolutely stunning. I hiked on Nov 12 and there were times it was so warm I only needed a T-shirt.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike! we started around 10am hardly anybody on the trail. Did the loop around cold creek trail for a 7.5 mile RT. Some dogs off leash.

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blowdown
bridge out
8 days ago

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muddy
8 days ago

Maggie the trailhead dog will greet you when you park.

Beautiful views! 360 from the top. A longish climb then decent into a Bonanza style 2-mile long high-country meadow. - view of Tahoe towards the far end. Showers lake is beautiful, if you get that far. 10 miles r/t. Nov 1 - May 30 you need a sno park pass to park (through US forest service.)

mountain biking
8 days ago

Best jump trail

The trail was great, well maintained and easy to follow. The entire trail was along Emerald Bay with beautiful views the whole time. The time we curved away from the lake, we were greeted by beautiful waterfalls and trees. I loved this trail!

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

A must do, start early to avoid trail traffic. A 100% common sense trail, just follow it and enjoy!

Great hike for casual hikers and families with kids and pets. I've done this several times and love it! Beautiful views of the lake. Highly recommend!

running
off trail
9 days ago

The trail and road portion of this map is fine. But about 1/3 of it is unmaintained trails that are very hard to follow. I wouldn’t recommend coming to this area and finding your own way because following the AllTrails map is not a good idea for trail running. If you’re looking to get safely lost and adventure a bit, this is the map for you.

Mid November morning hike. Gorgeous. Not too busy but lots of dogs off leash. A moderate intensity hike with a beautiful lake view.

Great hike. The first bit is hard and very steep and the last 2 miles were also tough with very steep steps and lots is loose rock, but a beautiful hike and highly recommend.

Very enjoyable even with the crowds. Came a couple weeks ago and saw the Kokanee salmon migrating.

Great hike. The extended hike to round lake is worth it. Lot of people still heading up the trail and the weather is ideal for it.

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked 11-08-19

Having moved to Meyers recently, i felt it necessary to tackle Tallac This day hike is a full one, so be ready to put some hours in! Im an average hiker, getting out at least once a week for 10+ milers, and this, although clocked in at 12.5 miles, felt like i had just finished a 20 mile day. Most of this hike is one loose rock/granite, and it will wear on your legs. Constant ankle bites, with a fair amount of scrambling at the top section of the peak. If you are not comfortable with heights/ rock scrambling, consider stopping a quarter mile down. Despite the tough conditions, this is a gorgeous hike, with tons of views of Desolation while passing Gilmore Lake, a large backcountry beauty that was shimmering in the November sun. The way up took quite some time, as the altitude is still affecting me, and the rocky nature meant careful foot placement. The descent was a bit quicker, but only if you are sure footed as its almost easier to twist and ankle going back down. All in all, stoked that I challenge this peak and I know I will be back. I passed quite a few others attempting the peak as well, so although fairly quiet you will likely pass another group or two. This entire trip took roughly 5.5 hours

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