Tahoe South Blog
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe in the summer. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike around Lake Tahoe is the ultimate trek. Hike the entire thing or hike bits and pieces of the trail. The options are endless. You can choose to hike any […]
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities and campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 14, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 25, 2018, and will be staffed weekends […]
Birds of the Lake Tahoe basin
There are many bird species found in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The following are a few of the ones often seen by visitors. Information via the US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Dark-Eyed Junco These small birds have solid black heads and white stripes on either side of their tails and are often […]
It’s Time You Live the Tahoe Lifestyle
Why did you move to Tahoe? Was it the sun, the mountains, the Winters or the Summers that brought you to the basin? Perhaps it was a job, your significant other, or to escape from the race. Regardless of how you ended up here, you are now in Tahoe and it’s time to start living! […]
What to do in Tahoe while waiting for Snow
We all know Lake Tahoe is famous for its skiing and snowboarding scene. But what if you want to take a break from that and do something else. Or maybe the snow hasn’t come yet? Well, of course, you can still ski on man-made snow and the experience is great. However, there are a ton […]
How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Trip Your Way! Utrip Planner
The Utrip planner lets you experience beautiful Lake Tahoe in the way that’s most meaningful to you. Using your budget and interests, the planner will give you a day-by-day itinerary, in moments. Here’s a simple step-by-step how to turn your Lake Tahoe dreams into a reality. First, launch the Utrip planner by clicking here. Enter your dates […]
How to Spend a Day in South Lake Tahoe with your Dog
South Lake Tahoe has many dog friendly places to visit. Here’s how to experience Tahoe with your best friend: The itinerary makes for the perfect Tahoe dog-friendly getaway that is fun for both of you. Visit the Dog Store Upon Arrival to Tahoe South Let’s say you just arrived in South Lake Tahoe and you […]
Lake Tahoe Fall Camping
The Lake Tahoe camping season may be winding down for the summer, but there are still a few places to enjoy sleeping under the stars this fall.
Lake Tahoe Fall Colors
It's beginning to look a lot like autumn! The air is crisper, mornings have been cooler, and it is definitely feeling like fall in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
What is There to Do in September at Tahoe South?
September is one of the best months to visit Lake Tahoe. When children go back to school and parents go back to work, the locals go out and play. The temperatures are still warm so you can enjoy the water and the entire place to yourself. You can plan a corporate retreat at a meeting […]
Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes
Wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin provide a colorful feast for the eyes. You don’t have to be a botanist or an extreme adventurer to enjoy the local flora. Wildflower hunts can be short or long hikes, and they're something the whole family can do together.
Six Great Hikes in Tahoe South
In honor of National Trails Day, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares some of her favorite hikes in South Lake Tahoe.
Stunning scenery along the trails less traveled
From the end of May to September, when the trails around Tahoe have more foot traffic, find a route that is less crowded and offers great vistas, challenging inclines and plenty of photo opportunities.
Tahoe South Waterfall Guide
Spring is “waterfall season” in South Lake Tahoe! Here are our top recommendations for waterfalls at Lake Tahoe.
Top 5 Waterfalls Around South Lake Tahoe
The roaring that you hear isn't bears waking up after their winter hibernation. Nope. It's the incredible waterfalls that grace our area
Lake Tahoe Hike: Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls near South Lake Tahoe is a challenging but fun hike that gives stunning views from the bottom of the trail to the top.
A night under the stars: Camping in South Lake Tahoe
A camping trip to Lake Tahoe is an experience that should be on your bucket list. Here are the top sites to pitch a tent on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.
Every woman’s outdoor weekend adventure
Outessa Summit at Kirkwood Resort is a women only, 3-day retreat packed with a plethora of outdoor activities, amazing food, wine, beer and new friends.
Lake Tahoe: Summer Fun
Summer at Lake Tahoe means many locals play "tour guide" for visiting friends and family. Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares two of her favorite places.
South Lake Tahoe beaches – sunshine, sand and swimming
There is no better way to soak up the Lake Tahoe sunshine than a day at the beach. Guest blogger Karin Sharon helps you find the perfect Lake Tahoe beaches for your visit on our blog.
Pour me a Tahoe pint!
Guest blogger Karin Sharon shares a few ideas of where to cool off with a beer after a long day of South Lake Tahoe fun.
Lake Tahoe Waterfalls: Cascade Falls
Early summer is the perfect time to see the waterfalls around Lake Tahoe due to melting snow. Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares her favorite, Cascade Falls.
Lake Tahoe Waterfalls: Glen Alpine Falls
Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares her recent visit to Fallen Leaf Lake - a great early summer escape - with one of the prettiest waterfalls around Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe two ways
Lake Tahoe has a huge variety of activities for any budget or interests, from a lunch cruise to hiking to beach time, all with a spectacular lake view.
“Dream Life” short film awards – call for entries
For filmmakers who call the Lake Tahoe region “home,” a new film festival is offering cash prizes for short films that capture the energy, beauty, and talent of Lake Tahoe’s action sports lifestyle.
Know your forest: Lake Tahoe Trees
When describing the nature of Lake Tahoe, one of the things I am asked most often is, “What kind of trees are these?”
Welcome to #teamsummer
Show your love for summer in South Lake Tahoe - tag your social photos for a chance to be awarded your official #TahoeSouth #TeamSummer Title!
It’s going to be a “Heavenly” summer in South Lake Tahoe
On June 12, Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations, featuring hiking, zip lining, adventure ropes courses, tubing, sightseeing, dining and more!
Favorite Family Hikes for Fall in Tahoe South
After a summer of lazy beach days, and before the ski season really gets into gear, guest blogger Clark Vandeventer lists his top picks for family friendly fall hikes.
Fall colors around Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round, but the changing gold, red, and yellow leaves of autumn are truly spectacular.
Tahoe South Side Trip – Angora Lakes
Planning on hiking around Lake Tahoe? There are two small, gorgeous lakes in Angora that are definitely worth hiking to. Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his photos and experience from his recent hike.
Home is where you hang your… hammock?
What started as a senior project for two recent Humboldt State University graduates is quickly growing into a true home-grown relaxation operation: Bakpocket Products.
Hiking to Tahoe’s Ralston Peak
Hiking around South Lake Tahoe: Hiking to Ralston Peak will probably give you one of the most “WOW” moments you've ever had when reaching the peak. Guest blogger Stephen Berei shares his hike!
Flowers create colorful path to Showers Lake
Hiking around South Lake Tahoe: Showers Lake is so idyllic that it is one of the more sought after resting points for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Tahoe South Live Violet Camera by Prism
Introducing Violet, by Prism, the world's most advance live image destination cameras enabling us to share the beauty of Lake Tahoe, in real-time.
Cave Rock: A Short Hike with Beautiful Views
Visiting South Lake Tahoe? Take a short hike to Cave Rock for an inspiring and scenic view!
Spring hike to Skunk Harbor
Hiking season is coming quickly to Lake Tahoe, and guest blogger Stephen Berei takes us on a surprise visit to Skunk Harbor.
Working your way to the top, or becoming a Tahoe local
Entering the workforce, everyone knows that “You have to work your way to the top.” Guest blogger (and intrepid intern) Genevieve Rojas agreed, but didn't realize we were so literal at Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Fun Run | Hot Chocolate Jingle Jog
On Sunday the 15th the Tahoe Fun Runs held the final in a series of holiday-themed "Run through the Holidays" fun runs: The Hot Chocolate Jingle Jog.
Spooner Loop Trail – A Hike for All Ages
A hike for all ages, the Spooner Lake loop is a short, flat trail around Spooner Lake, just north of Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50.
Hiking Tahoe South – Elephants Back
Elephants Back is an exceptionally fun hike with great views of the Carson Pass area including Blue Lakes, Round Top Peak and Caples Lake.
Lake Tahoe fall colors hike | Lake Genevieve
There is still plenty of time to take advantage of the great trails and fall colors in Lake Tahoe, and one of the best South Lake Tahoe hikes is to Lake Genevieve.
Tahoe’s Freakin’ Fun Run
The Holiday Fun Run Series from Tahoe Tri Club kicked off with a fright this Sunday with Tahoe's Freakin' Fun Run. And nothing adds excitement to running like a few zombies chasing you.
Memorial Day Openings around Tahoe South
Planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Memorial Day holiday? Perfect timing – there will be plenty of activities to enjoy all weekend long!
Blue skies smiling at me in Tahoe South
Another week has flown by, but I am so happy the weekend is here. Even though it's not super warm yet, the blue skies and sunshine have me really excited for spring (and summer)!
Playing outdoors in Tahoe South
Participating in recreational activities when I was a kid always meant I played outside.
A walk in the woods
Last Friday, Cam and I went for a little hike on a section of the Tahoe Rim Trail right by our house.
Hiking Lake Tahoe: High Meadow Road & Cold Creek Loop
The title should really read: A Snowy Walkabout. Last week we received more snow than predicted, about 1-3 ft. depending on elevation.
Hiking Lake Tahoe: Round Lake
Considering it snowed this week, it's comical I'm blogging about hiking, but I managed to squeeze in one last fall hike.
Fall climbing in Tahoe
I’m so thrilled to have my friend Ann Raber in town. Ann had been talking about visiting Tahoe for ages, ever since she sold all her stuff and decided to go on a never-ending climbing trip.
Mt. Tallac by the Full Moon
Guest blogger Meghan Kelly met up with friends Travis and Marissa to hike Mt. Tallac via the full moon.
Fun competitions keep heating up Tahoe South
Can you feel the burn? Ah, the sweet thrills of a good adrenaline rush.
My favorite day hikes in South Lake Tahoe
A short hike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors around Lake Tahoe, and still have time for other stuff. Like lounging.
Angora Lakes Triathlon
On the first Saturday in August, Tahoe locals got together to compete in the unofficial Annual Angora Lakes Triathlon.
Sierra Recon shenanigans
Those who know me know that I’m not one to sign up for organized races. I’m not that type of competitive, preferring to challenge myself in other ways, such as long backcountry tours or mountain bike rides.
Get Outside – Truly Appreciate Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf lake is a beautiful spot to visit and get out on the water or enjoy excellent trails for an easy walk, strenuous hike or trail run, all with the reward of incredible views!
Celebrate National Trails Day on the Tahoe Rim Trail
Celebrate the 20th Annual National Trails Day on June 2 on the Tahoe Rim Trail.
Hiking Cascade Falls in South Lake Tahoe
Spring in South Lake Tahoe is the best time of year for waterfalls for obvious reasons... snow melting = flowing falls.
Hiking Desolation Wilderness – Dick’s Lake
Lake Tahoe's hiking season has begun, and nearby Desolation Wilderness is a perfect choice for a day hike or overnight backpacking trip.
What I love about spring in South Lake Tahoe
Springtime brings a lot of new activities and recreation to the area. It's perhaps the most beautiful time to see all of the waterfalls come to life.
5 things I learned from my epic fail
I recently suffered a serious ankle sprain which has left me on the couch and yoga mat instead of on the pavement for almost two months. I somehow have made it through with my sanity relatively intact. Here are some things I learned along the way.
My New Year’s promise – rediscover Tahoe
My 2012 New Year's resolutions include hooking up the RV to my jeep and heading for South Lake Tahoe!
Why I love to run in South Lake Tahoe
There are many great trails for running in South Lake Tahoe, and guest blogger Julie Armbrecht shares her love of the Tahoe Rim Trail.
My favorite hikes in South Lake Tahoe – A local’s guide
As a Tahoe South local, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares two of her favorite Lake Tahoe hikes: Mt Tallac at sunrise and the Velma Lakes Loop.