North Lake Tahoe: Free Things To Do

Bike Trails through Lake Tahoe

Description: List of several bike trails that encompass Lake Tahoe.

Blackwood Canyon

Description: Get into the wilderness directly off Highway 89. Area ideal for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and snow play.
Phone: (530) 543-2600

Commons Beach Park

Description: This park has areas for picnics, playgrounds, sunbathing, & swimming. Park hosts a summer concert series.
Phone: (530) 583-3796

Elizabeth Williams Park

Description: Scenic park that is a popular fishing spot.

Fiberboard Freeway

Description: Paved bike path from Tahoe City to Tahoe Vista with paths for hikers along the way. Also used for scooters and snowmobiles in the winter.

Five Lakes - Granite Chief Wilderness

Description: A moderately difficult hike about 4 miles in length, with 5 lakes along the way to fish, swim, or view. Closed during winter months.

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Hidden Beach

Description: Beach point along Lake Tahoe.
Phone: (775) 831-0494

Inspiration Point Vista

Description: Beautiful overlook view of Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm and Fanette Island.
Phone: (530) 543-2694

Kilner Park

Description: This park has a playground, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, walking and biking trails, picnic areas and more.
Phone: (530) 580-6279

Kings Beach Library

Description: County library serving the Kings Beach area.
Phone: (530) 546-2021

Kings Beach State Recreation Center

Description: Boating, Boat Rentals, Picnic Areas, Fishing, Beach Area, Swimming, Windsurfing/Surfing
Phone: (530) 583-3074

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Description: National Park located in Lake Tahoe, has many trails, beaches, and other beautiful sites.
Phone: (775) 831-0494

Marie Sluchak Community Park

Description: Park with a playground, stage and seating area. Summer programming including Movies in the Park.
Phone: (530) 525-6169

North Tahoe Arts

Description: Exhibits, special events, and children's art programs. Regularly scheduled Free Kids Art Saturday for kids ages 2-12.
Phone: (530) 581-2787

Olympic Museum (Tahoe Museum)

Description: Located in Boatworks mall, a museum dedicated to the history of the 1960 Olympics held in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Phone: (702) 497-4048

Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling

Description: RTJC strives to foster healthy, active lifestyles in our community’s youth through responsible and sustainable outdoor recreation, using the great sport of cycling.
Address: Reno, NV

Sand Harbor

Description: Beautiful beach and harbor with views of Lake Tahoe. Swimming, scuba diving, nature trail and boating. Hosts an annual Shakespeare festival.
Phone: (775) 831-0494

Skunk Harbor

Description: A North Lake Tahoe hidden beach that can be accessed by a 1.5 mile walk. Dog friendly.
Phone: (530) 543-2694

Sugar Pine Point State Park

Description: Wooded area along Lake Tahoe with a nature center, trails for hiking and a beach for fishing. In the winter, it's a great place to ski, and snowshoe.
Phone: (530) 525-7982

Tahoe City Library

Description: Library serving the Tahoe City area.
Phone: (530) 583-3382

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

Description: Nature and educational facility located in Lake Tahoe. Offers bird walks, wildflower walks and guide books too!
Phone: (775) 298-0060

Tahoe Meadows

Description: 1.2 mile trail in a loop with meadows, mountain streams, and large pine trees. Great trail for all ages. In the winter months great for skiing, snowshoeing, and snow-mobileing. Dog friendly.
Phone: (775) 832-1300

Tahoe Rim Trail

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

Tahoe XC (Cross Country)

Description: Cross country trail located in North Lake Tahoe. Free introductory skiing lessons offered during ski season.
Phone: (530) 583-5475