Surrounding the impressive Basin of Lake Tahoe there are many trails that stretch for hundreds of miles, these trails vary in the degree of difficulty for hiking from easy right up to strenuous. Many of the trails reach out into the untouched wilderness that is monitored and overseen by the U.S forestry service. When hitting the trails you should keep in mind that just like in any wilderness area the weather can change rapidly, you should always be prepared even if you only going to be hiking in daylight hours.
If you are interested in hiking on any of the many wonderful hiking trails in and around Lake Tahoe then you should take a look at our comprehensive region trails guide. We cover many of the most popular hiking trails that Lake Tahoe has to offer and give you a rundown of the trails difficulty so you know what to expect. In our comprehensive region trails guide you will be able to see trail guides for the east and north shores, west shore, south shore, the sugar pine state park, Tahoe rim and Meiss County.
As well as our regions trail guide we also have a guide to some of the popular short hiking trails that can be found at Lake Tahoe. This Lake Tahoe short hikes guide includes Eagle Lake/Eagle Falls, Vikingsholm, Emerald Bay, Loch Leven Lakes, Glacier Meadow loop, Marlette Lake, Shirley lake, Rubicon Trail, Lower Lola Montez Lake, Tunnel Creek Station and summit lake.
We will also be covering some of the hiking trails that can be enjoyed on horseback; any trails that are suitable for horses will be listed in the short hiking guide and the region hiking guide respectively. Some of the horseback trails that are covered include Bay view Trail, Big Meadows – Kingsbury, Brockway Summit – Tahoe City, Carson Pass – Highway 50, Spooner Summit – Kingsbury, Meeks bay Trail, Spooner Summit – Tunnel creek and to top it off we even throw in some horseback related camping tips.
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Within our hiking guides we also cover wilderness safety tips and for the more extreme hikers out there we also have coverage of granite chief Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness, Mokelumne Wilderness, Emerald Bay Area, Mount Rose Wilderness, Meiss County Area and Fallen Leaf Lake Area. We also have a list of who you need to contact for further information.