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Lake Tahoe (California) Guide

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Waterhouse Peak Ski Tour
Waterhouse Peak Ski Tour

Waterhouse Peak (and it's western peaklet, Powderhouse) is a favorite for a quick backcountry day trip. It is often lapped by locals before or after work, and tends to hold good stashes of powder...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Rubicon 4x4 Trail, California
Rubicon 4x4 Trail, California

Perhaps the best known and most popular 4x4 trail in the world. A rare combination of difficulty, beauty, length and pure rock-crawling pleasure. Great camping next to crystal-clear lakes with...

Maggies Peaks
Maggies Peaks

Maggies Peaks are gateway pillars to Desolation Wilderness overlooking Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. There are two prominences: the north peak is 8,499' and south peak is 8,699'. The trail starts from...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Echo Lakes & Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe
Echo Lakes & Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

What better way to begin a hike than by skimming across the crystal clear waters of Echo Lakes, which nestle in between some of the highest peaks in the Lake Tahoe area. Hail your water taxi from Echo...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Lake Aloha Hike
Lake Aloha Hike

The hike to Lake Aloha is the ultimate day hike in Desolation Wilderness. The trail is fairly flat for most of the hike, with only two sections of significant elevation gain, and you will pass by 5...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Blackwood Canyon, Ellis Peak 4x4 Road, California
Blackwood Canyon, Ellis Peak 4x4 Road, California

Explores a beautiful, high area west of Lake Tahoe and is near the east end of the famous Rubicon Trail. Many lakes and viewpoints. Trail may not open until early July due to deer migration. Kaspian...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Best Hikes
Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Best Hikes

Many folk venture to the jewel of Northern California with visions of hiking pristine lakes and unspoiled wilderness, yet rarely break away from the shores, stores and casinos of Lake Tahoe to enjoy...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Freel Peak from Armstrong Pass
Freel Peak from Armstrong Pass

Traversing the path of the Tahoe Rim Trail from Armstrong Pass to the saddle below Freel Peak is the "moderate" portion of this hike, and the final mile to the summit is only moderately-strenuous;...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Peak Baggers
Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Peak Baggers

Many folk venture to the jewel of Northern California with visions of hiking pristine lakes and unspoiled wilderness, yet rarely break away from the shores, stores and casinos of Lake Tahoe to enjoy...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Jake's Peak Backcountry Ski
Jake's Peak Backcountry Ski

Jake's Peak is a popular backcountry skiing destination on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Don't expect to get first tracks - this one is no secret, and you'll probably see a skin track a mile wide...

Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Family Friendly
Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Family Friendly

Many folk venture to the jewel of Northern California with visions of hiking pristine lakes and unspoiled wilderness, yet rarely break away from the shores, stores and casinos of Lake Tahoe to enjoy...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

2.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Watching the Whales (Di W, 14 May 2006)
1.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Perfect Weekend

North Shore of Tahoe (jules330, 2 Feb 2007)
3.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Ski Vacation Rentals (BlueMooninc, 1 Nov 2007)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Best Of

5.0 of 5 stars 29 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes
Hotels to experience. (awesomehotels, 28 Feb 2008)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Recent Trip

Lake Tahoe Adventure (bbshop, 31 Aug 2006)
3.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Start of Summer in South Lake Tahoe (bdasski, 12 Jul 2006)
2.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes