Here, your inner naturalist will be delighted.
Hike up glacier-carved granite slopes, find hidden waterfalls, plus the top 5 waterfalls, and discover alpine meadows painted with wildflowers. The South Lake Tahoe region is crossed with an extensive network of backcountry hiking trails that is sure to lead you to your happy place.
You could spend a week backpacking through Desolation Wilderness, or just go day tripping with a picnic. Lake Tahoe has hiking trails for the hardcore and weekend warrior alike. You could even get your forest cowboy on, with lots of equestrian trails, including the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail.
In winter, show cold who’s boss by strapping on some snowshoes and clambering up the same trails. You’ll be rewarded with snowy solitude and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe at its most serene.
Check out Google Trekker at Lake Tahoe.
Six Great Hikes in Tahoe South can be found here.