Explore the most popular trails near Crystal Bay with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Loved this little short hike. It was a great introduction to my mom’s first visit to Tahoe region. The kids did great as it was a short one. Highly recommend it!

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy with nice views. Lin Cotton’s trail was a bonus, with lots of photo opportunities.

hiking
1 month ago

Wide, paved road. No obvious trailhead from the road. You just figure out a place to park alongside the road in. We are average fitness and 60ish years old; we just took it slow and took breaks so that our lungs could catch up. A good short hike for the first day at a high altitude! Also: amazing views!

Very relaxing and pleasant! Amazing views!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is paved. The amazing 240+ degree views of the lake are worth this quick hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike. We did this after we got off the plane to stretch our legs! Amazing views!!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fairly steep but rewarding "up." We like to walk fast, but unless you're acclimated to altitude, go slow. We loved the views from all directions, the little loop at the top with history. Nice benches to enjoy the payoff from the walk. Definitely recommend.

Great family walk

walking
2 months ago

Easy walk to the top with great views and a loop with historical markers. Good warm up hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with great views. Good for jogging up inclines.

Great trail if you want an easy stroll with beautiful views and some history.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful view (I went mid-August) regardless of the weather. Doesn’t get much better than a day with no clouds and high 70 degree weather. Takes about 20 minutes at a slow walk to get to a view of south lake, and then a 15-20 minute slow walk without an incline that looks over Carnelian Bay. Great little walk for families and people who want a great selfie photo.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This trail has amazing views of Lake Tahoe! It is a workout with the steep inclines going up but quick and easy going back down! Family and dog friendly. Quick hike / walk unless you stop and read all the signs with historical info about the lake or just sit and enjoy the view. Definitely a must! The trail head is marked with a green gate, parking is on the road next to it. There is a bathroom at top.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view of the lakes along the interpretive loop.

Quick easy walk, moderate climb to beautiful lake views. Fun markers describing history of area on loop.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view!
Well marked, different site seeing, and fun facts along the way lots of fun.

4 months ago

Absolutely fabulous view!

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely stunning location to watch the sun rise over the lake. Also helps that very few other folks wake up that early, so you have the point mostly to yourself.

amazing views

Awesome moderate trail. Took the kids. Great views.

A lot of fun for our 13 year old golden retriever!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a fantastic view of the lake! Accessible and well marked, this is a must for visitors to the north end of Lake Tahoe. Gorgeous views and really gives you a feel of the vastness of the lake.

Moderate difficulty ascending about 25 mi ire’s
Spectacular photo opportunities

hiking
5 months ago

Great initial stroll for acclimation arriving in Tahoe. Beautiful views of both California and Nevada (Calivada?) from the top of the peninsula. Easy access for kids and older folks, or basically a brisk jog to warm up before heading to something more challenging.

hiking
5 months ago

This paved road provides a nice, short walk. The gain is totally doable for novices and there is a small loop at the top (a smaller, paved trail) has educational markers and benches.

There is a sign for "Fire Lookout" when you come up Resevoir Rd from the Bilmore Casino. Drive a little Way's and you'll see a green, metal gate where the trail road starts and plenty of parking on the right.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short loop with great views. We brought some sandwiches and had a nice lunch while looking at the lake.

Amazing views!

hiking
6 months ago

We did this on our honeymoon, I was in a car accident about a month before and had back injuries so I couldn't do anything crazy but this was perfect and beautiful!

Fantastic views over Lake Tahoe.

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