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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dogs on leash

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snowshoeing

river

waterfall

fishing

beach

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Beautiful scenery and well maintained trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Flat trail along the creek opening up to angelic views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Mt. Tallac. Pack a lunch and make sure to cross the bridge where the creek meets the lake to find unparalleled picnicking spots.

I hiked this route Sunday 1/12/20 (without crampons or snowshoes) Difficulty: Strenuous 75% uphill, moderate to steep grades depending if you stay on path or not. The trailhead started at the parking lot just off the street due to the gate being closed, so it's about .5 of fairly icy paved road to get to the actual Mt. Tallac Trailhead. The conditions going up were icy and slick in spots, but if you're from a winter climate you shouldn't have much trouble, if not, here's a tip!: take smaller, tighter steps. After the first overlook of Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake (breathtaking scenery from every direction) the snow became more pronounced and became significantly less icy (except for a couple of spots). I'm 6'2 205lbs and after reaching Floating Island, without snowshoes, I sank boot deep, and to my knee a couple times on my approach to Cathedral. Including a detour up to a nameless peak on the way which was difficult, but every bit worth the experience!

hiking
icy
8 days ago

Beautiful, easy trail IF you have spikes. I would not recommend going without them. Awesome trail.

hiking
icy
snow
8 days ago

hiking
snow
9 days ago

hiking
snow
14 days ago

There was plenty of snow on 1/6/20 but a firm track allowed us to get to Becker then all the way to Talking Mountain with only microspikes. The trip up to Talking is a little tricky at times, but well worth the caution and effort for views of Tahoe, Desolation, Crystals, Carson and more (we even saw Mt. Diablo) that are unrivaled.

hiking
icy
16 days ago

A trail that always gets your heart rate up. Didn’t start tracking until we were at the lake and on the way out. Lake is very solid!!!!

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
16 days ago

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
washed out
17 days ago

Excellent views of Mt. Tallac. Pine/Redwood Scented Trail. A little overused, overall amazing views: Fallen Leaf, Tahoe, Sierras. Definitely a must-hike of California side Tahoe. Wanderlust YAS.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice little flat trail that gives amazing views of the lake.

snowshoeing
17 days ago

Beautiful up from the Sno-Park to Echo Lake. Snowshoes needed especially if you’re headed around the lake. First time on this trail and will definitely do again!

hiking
washed out
20 days ago

hiking
icy
snow
20 days ago

snowshoeing
snow
20 days ago

Incredibly scenic snowshoe hike. We parked at the Echo Lake SNO Park lot and hiked about a mile to get to the trailhead. The trail was adequately visible given the number of snowshoers that day. 4 stars instead of 5 only because much of the route was sloped to the side (due to being on the side of a hill). This caused our snowshoes to occasionally angle to one side and put more wear on our ankles that we had anticipated. Overall, would hike again!

hiking
icy
snow
21 days ago

snow shoes aren't needed up to the lake, but there are several icy patches, so micro spikes will come in handy. The trail above the lake has much deeper snow and at this point you will need snow shoes unless otherwise you will be knee deep in snow. there are great views of frozen eagle lake, and the surrounding mountains are beautiful.

hiking
snow
21 days ago

This trail was perfect for snowshoeing although the shoes probably weren’t needed until past the lake. We only did 4 ish miles total. Deep snow about 1.6 miles in. Decently trafficked - saw XC skiers, lots of dogs, other hikers. Recommend studded shoes or snowshoes as it’s pretty icy.

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fee
off trail
over grown
25 days ago

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