Top Adventures in Tahoma

  • Backpack to Crag Lake

    Day 1:This trip is a great early season trip while you are waiting for the snow to melt in the high country or it could be a good first backpacking trip because of its proximity to the trailhead and the fact that it's a relatively easy hike.  Also...

    11.1 miles 1220 ft gain

  • Hike to Lake Genevieve and Crag Lake in Desolation Wilderness

    This is a beautiful, albeit long hike in the Lake Tahoe area through Desolation Wilderness.  This is a hike best done in the early or mid-summer when the temperatures are moderate and the wildflowers are in bloom.  This also means that the creek t...

    9.9 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Camp at Meeks Bay

    The great thing about the campground is the close access to the beach/lake. It is only about a 2-3 minute walk, depending on which campsite you're walking from. The Meeks Bay trail head is also across the street and about 25 yards down the road. ...

  • Paddle from Meeks Bay to D.L. Bliss

    The water at Meeks Bay is perfectly crystal clear, a mix of different blues and greens – you can see the bottom floor in most places. Hug the buoy line to have a clear view to the lake's bottom, or cruise the dark blue waters where the lake falls ...

  • Hike to Eagle Rock

    Starting at an outcrop off Highway 89 in Tahoe Pines, hikers make their way up the trail through a gradually sloping forest. Climbing rocks and logs, it is strenuous at times but only takes about 15-20 minutes to accomplish. Once at the top, the e...

    1.5 miles 250 ft gain

  • Camp at Kaspian Campground

    Kaspian Campground is a short walk from the shores of Lake Tahoe, less than 10 miles from popular Meeks Bay. The campsites are relatively private and are surrounded by pine and fir trees. Each campsite has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. The...

    6298 ft gain

  • Hike the Rubicon Trail

    The Rubicon Trail is a through hike connecting D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park.  You can start at either point.  I opted to start at D.L. Bliss State Park to avoid the long walk uphill to catch the Nifty Fifty shuttle.  Also, ther...

    7 miles 400 ft gain

  • Explore the Lighthouse Trail

    D.L. Bliss State Park is known for its camping, beaches, and enjoyable hiking trails. There is a day-use fee for entry into the park - you can pay at the ranger kiosk or a self-serve pay box. The park closes around the end of September, but you ca...

    2.3 miles 449 ft gain

  • Hike the Lighthouse Trail at D.L. Bliss State Park

    The Lighthouse Trail is a 2.3 mile loop located in D.L. Bliss State Park on the lower west side of world famous Lake Tahoe. To get the trail, enter the park through the main entrance ($10 parking fee), the  follow the road until you see two parkin...

    2.3 miles 505 ft gain

  • Camp at William Kent Campground

    William Kent Campground is a few miles south of Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe's western shore. Access to the lake is just a short walk from the campground. The campground provides bathrooms, campfire rings, a trash dump station, firewood vendor, grills...

    6282 ft gain

  • Hike the Ellis Peak Trail

    The Ellis Peak Trail is close to North Lake Tahoe. The trail features scenic wildflowers in the spring and summer. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on leash.  Directions from Truckee: Take Highway 80 south and drive to Tahoe City - c...

    6.3 miles 1660 ft gain

  • Boulder at D.L. Bliss State Park

    This place is bouldering heaven. Short approach to the first boulders, challenging routes for every level, good landings, and set in a beautiful area. It's like Bishop, but without the long drive.Technically you can come anytime in the season, but...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Homewood, California

      Kaspian Campground

      Overview Kaspian Campground is located in a mature forest of pine trees overlooking the beautiful Lake Tahoe. Campers will be nestled in a sparse forest of pine trees and evergreen shrubs, just min...

    • Tahoe City, California

      William Kent Campground

      Overview William Kent Campground is conveniently located on Lake Tahoe's west shore, a few miles south of Tahoe City. It straddles the highway and features not only a large area in which to camp, b...

    • Glenbrook, Nevada

      Zephyr Cove RV and Campground

      Alpine beauty and award-winning camping just steps from the beach. Location, location, locationOne of the greatest advantages of staying at Zephyr Cove Resort’s RV Park & Campground is its grea...

      From $50/night

    • Glenbrook, Nevada

      Zephyr Cove Lodge and Cabins

      Cozy cabin living just steps from the Tahoe shoreline.The LodgeReward your adventurous days of jet skiing, boating, and hikes with the luxury of The Historic Zephyr Cove Lodge. Rooms feature fresh ...

      From $179/night

    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Fallen Leaf Campground

      Overview Fallen Leaf Campground is situated on the north shore of Fallen Leaf Lake and adjacent to Taylor Creek. The south shore of Lake Tahoe is less than a mile away. The campground features 206 ...

    • Ice House Road

      Loon Lake

      Overview Loon Lake Campground is situated on the south shores of Loon Lake, and attracts many visitors with its variety of campsites and beautiful waterfront setting. Popular activities include boa...

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