South Lake Tahoe: Bike and Hiking Trails

Baldwin Beach

Description: Public beach located on Lake Tahoe. Great place for swimming and watersports. Hiking trails nearby.
Phone: (775) 831-0914

Camp Shelly

Description: Campground open during summer months. Great place for swimming, water sports, beach activities, and hiking.
Phone: (925) 373-5700

Carson Pass

Description: Wide open spaces and a great trail for hiking, biking, and snow shoeing.

D.L. Bliss State Park

Description: State park that houses Lester Beach and Calawee Cove, a great place for swimming, scuba diving, kayak, paddle board, or canoeing. Hiking also available.
Phone: (530) 525-7277

Desolation Wilderness

Description: Hiking trails with views of many lakes and a waterfall. Beautiful views and wildlife.
Phone: (530) 644-2349

Eagle Falls Trail

Description: Trail that leads to Desolation Wilderness with beautiful views of the Sierra high country. Eagle Lake is a short hike. A longer hike to Velmas, Dicks, and Fontanillis Lakes.
Phone: (530) 525-7277

Emerald Bay State Park

Description: State park with beaches, hiking trail, campgrounds, boating access, fishing and more!
Phone: (530) 541-3030

Grover Hot Springs State Park

Description: State park with open pine and meadows. Hot pool and swimming pool. Hot springs, hiking trails and campgrounds.
Phone: (530) 694-2248

Kiva Beach

Description: Located near the Tallac Historic site and the Taylor Creek Wetlands. Dogs are welcome on a leash.
Phone: (530) 543-2674

Lam Watah Trail

Description: Hiking trail that leads to Nevada Beach.

Logan Shoals Vista Point

Description: A popular wedding spot. Beautiful views of scenic Lake Tahoe. Hiking trails nearby.

Meeks Bay Trail

Description: Trail with displays of conifers including firs, pines, and cedars. First half takes you to Genevieve Lake you can continue further to Desolation Wilderness.

Mount Ralston Peak Trail

Description: A more challanging hike with beautiful scenic views of Pyramid, Price, Dicks, Jacks, Tallac, Freel, Echo, and Desolation Lakes.

Mount Tallac Trail

Description: Hiking trail that takes you though Floating Island Lake and Cathedral Lake. Trail continues with difficulty up the side of Mount Tallac.
Phone: (530) 543-2600

Nevada Beach Campground

Description: Seasonally open campground with beach access and hiking and biking trails closeby.
Phone: (775) 588-5562

Rabe Meadow (Lam Wah Tah Park)

Description: Great trails for hiking and biking. A nice option for activities when there isn't much snow on the mountains.

Rubicon Trail

Description: 8 mile hiking trail located near South Lake Tahoe.

Spooner Lake Mountain Biking Experience

Description: Take your own or rent a mountain bike at Zephyr Cove resort and make the beautiful ride along Fume Trail. Log cabins available to rent for a longer experience.
Phone: (775) 749-1120

Tahoe Rim Trail

Description: A 165 mile trail around Lake Tahoe accessable to mountain bikers, horseback riding and hiking.
Address: Lake Tahoe
Phone: (775) 298-4485

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

Description: Multi-use trail between Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake. Popular with bicyclists.
Phone: (775) 825-9868

Tallac Historic Site - Valhalla Tahoe

Description: Historically known as "the Grandest Resort in the World," hosts an art, music and cultural festival and many other events including a Renaissance Faire. Free access to the park and Baldwin Museum.
Phone: (530) 541-4975

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Description: Located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, the start of 4 self guided trails and the Stream Profile Chamber which provides education on the stream ecosystem with aquarium like displays.
Phone: (530) 573-2674

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Description: Park has several hiking trails
Phone: (530) 543-6063