Lake Tahoe is home to a number of wonderful areas that are perfect for hiking and nature walks.
To review our listings of hiking trails and nature walks, please scroll down the page .
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Lake Tahoe Hiking and Nature Walks
Tahoe Trips & Trails — (Guided Hiking / Backpacking)
P.O. Box 6952, Tahoe City, CA (530) 583-4506
Tahoe Adventure Company — Guided Summer Adventure Trips
P.O. Box 8536 Tahoe City, CA 96145 (530) 913-9212
They lead high quality adventure travel trips and tours with a focus on experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, trails and brilliant waters of Lake Tahoe. Some of their specialties include: kayaks, mountain biking, hiking, rock/peak climbing.
Desolation Wilderness Area — Lake Tahoe Area Wilderness Hiking & Camping
United States Forest Service – Eldorado National Forest 100 Forni Rd.,
Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 622-5061
Some of Lake Tahoe’s best day and long distance hiking. Difficulty levels can vary greatly, so be sure to check out all safety and physical requirements carefully!
Please Visit our Lake Tahoe Camping page and our Parks and Forests page for more hiking and backpacking information.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association, 948 Incline Way Incline Village, NV 89451 (775)298-0012
The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the world’s premier trails. It passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three National Forests, and three Wilderness areas. This spectacular trail is 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail, winding peak to peak around Lake Tahoe.
Visit Tahoe Rim Trail’s Web site for excellent resources on day hikes, backpacking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It is by far the best resource for information on the Tahoe Rim Trail. more >>
Parks, Beaches, and Open Space
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In the winter, the resorts are the ultimate snow skiing destinations, but in the summer, many of the resorts cater to mountain biking, hiking and walks. more>>
California State Parks Sierra Area Headquarters
Sierra District 530-525-9528 c/o Sierra District PO Box 266
Nevada State Parks Sand Harbor State Park Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
P.O. Box 8867 Incline Village, NV 89452 (775) 831-0494
USDA – Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit 35 College Drive South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-4500 (530) 543-2600
USDA – Forest Service El Dorado National Forest
Supervisor’s Office 100 Forni Road Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 622-5061 for information (530) 644-6048