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

Tez z

Nice hike. Fairly busy though.

hiking
24 days ago

Still under snow when we arrived. Didn’t have the gear for snow hiking. Will try again later in summer.

Great views!!! Upper half of the hike was beautiful but stopped in an uneventful way. Had to hike off trail a bit to get to see the highest view of the lake!

Great hike, gorgeous views. Fairly trafficked

Fantastic views! There's still some snow near the top of the trail, but nothing hiking boots can't handle.

hiking
1 month ago

Parking is at the cafe at the bottom of the trail. The views for this trail were pretty amazing and the trail is mostly sand and very well maintained. A lot of dogs off leash today. The elevation gain at the beginning of the hike is pretty significant, but the side trail leading to an overlook was a good place to enjoy the view! There was also some snow at the end of the hike before the turnaround. I brought micro spikes, but managed fine in my boots.

hiking
1 month ago

fun hike wonderful views and not too steep an incline and pretty easy trail. slushy snow at the top that got our feet wet. thicker socks and better boots would have solve that though.views well worth the hike

hiking
1 month ago

Still some snow pack up top but pretty clear

elevation gets very high but beautiful hike!!

hiking
2 months ago

We didn't make it to the top. The wind was howling and the snow was deep. I think it was in the low teens to single digits.
We'll give this a run again!

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Lots of snow to make snowshoeing fun! Lots of tracks to find the way to the top of Tamarack Peak. Pretty views.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike! You can cut through to take a quick peek of the monkey rock and the beautiful 270 degree view of the lake. Shortcut is a bit steep but well worth it.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Well marked with beautiful views

hiking
4 months ago

Late but we did this hike Thanksgiving Day and it was such a beautiful escape for the morning. My Pup loves to see snow so having some patches up at the top of the hike was perfect for him!

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail. Very steep but the view is so awesome it is totally worth it. Princess my black lab loved all the new smells.

hiking
4 months ago

Love trail and views of Lake Tahoe.
Didn’t like the three dog owners that didn’t have their dog on leases.

on Rifle Peak

hiking
4 months ago

This hike has great views of the lake ! That being said, don’t let the mileage fool you, it’s not a moderate hike. The climb is a constant steep grade on loose slippery soil most of the way. If you are an experienced hiker and in good shape, I would recommend. If you are on vacation just looking for a “nice” hike, there are better choices.

Completed it on 1/1/18. The first mile was hiking, the next 0.5 needed micro spikes, and the last 0.5 needed snow shoes but is passable if you are willing to post hole.

hiking
4 months ago

Gets your heart pumping. Took us one hour to do the 2.4 miles one way up. The way down took approx 35 min. There is a $1 fee for hikers paid via the honor system. Saw a little more doggie doo that I’d expect as Tahoe trails are usually very clean. Trash can at the end was overflowing. Overall a nice hike. I’d do it again.

good views of lake

hiking
4 months ago

Good wide trail. Fairly steep sections but mostly on the front end. Beautiful views. First 1.5 miles contain most of the views. Ends at trail head for longer hikes of 5 and 11 miles.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

First time out with snow shoes. Didn't make it to the top as trail was cut into steep ravine and snowed over completely. Still had a blast and was pretty.

hiking
4 months ago

great hike

Views to do for! Did it after a light snow. Icy at points, even my snow boots were a little iffy. Was a little jelly of my friend’s ice cleats. Highlight was definitely the Mark Twain bench...most beautiful picnic ever.

Take the upper Trail to the top. Lower Trail is a dirt road.

Great views! Highly recommend.

It was still a bit snowy and slippery when I went in mid July so be prepared

hiking
6 months ago

Nov 17, 2017
Hiked in with snow at the 2 mile mark. A couple of off-trail adventures, and back down to see Monkey Rock to round out a 6.8 mile hike in 2 hours. plenty to pic.

I LOVE this hike. Although it's 10+ miles, it does not feel terrible. The ground is not nearly as rough as some other peaks (Mt. Tallac, for example), and the vegetation reaches higher up in elevation as well.

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