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Gems in Lake Tahoe - 5

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gem Favorite Lake Tahoe from the summit of Freel Peak.

Freel Peak Summit

(1) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Lower Glen Alpine Falls early morning, just off the road before the trailhead. Popular tourist spot.

Lower Glen Alpine Falls

(3) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Rubicon Point Lighthouse in front of Lake Tahoe

Rubicon Point Lighthouse

(5) Tahoma, CA
gem Favorite Ropi Lake Sunset

Ropi Lake

(4) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Emerald Bay in the morning light.

Vikingsholm

(4) South L…, CA

Recommended Routes in Lake Tahoe - 14

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Favorite Emerald Bay in the morning light.
Intermediate Intermediate

Rubicon Trail Out and Back

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,215' Up 370.33 m Up 1,214' Down 370.16 m Down

Tahoma, CA
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Favorite The final scramble up Pyramid Peak is a doozy.
Difficult Difficult

Pyramid Peak - Rocky Canyon Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km 3,915' Up 1193.24 m Up 3,913' Down 1192.8 m Down

South L…, CA
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Favorite The summit of Rubicon Peak offers phenomenal views out over Lake Tahoe!
Difficult Difficult

Rubicon Peak

3.6 mi 5.9 km 2,087' Up 636.21 m Up 2,085' Down 635.65 m Down

Tahoma, CA
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Favorite New sign installed to alert hikers to the challenge ahead.
Difficult Difficult

Shirley Canyon Trail

5.8 mi 9.4 km 1,899' Up 578.74 m Up 1,898' Down 578.66 m Down

Sunnysi…, CA
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Favorite Looking out at Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe shortly before sunset.
Difficult Difficult

Maggie's Peak

4.0 mi 6.4 km 1,657' Up 505.05 m Up 1,656' Down 504.66 m Down

South L…, CA
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Favorite Eagle Creek just before Upper Eagle Falls, showing bridge over Eagle Creek. Went off trail for this shot.
Intermediate Intermediate

Eagle Vista Loop

0.5 mi 0.8 km 135' Up 41.21 m Up 135' Down 41.07 m Down

South L…, CA
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Favorite Fontanillis Lake, with Dicks Peak in the background
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Fontanillis Lake Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 2,542' Up 774.82 m Up 2,540' Down 774.09 m Down

South L…, CA
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Favorite Chickadee Ridge, Lake Tahoe, NV. Jan2019
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Tahoe Rim Trail

174.6 mi 281.0 km 28,150' Up 8580.21 m Up 28,163' Down 8584.1 m Down

Sunnysi…, CA
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Favorite Emerald Bay from Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Eagle Lake Out and Back

1.9 mi 3.1 km 405' Up 123.45 m Up 405' Down 123.4 m Down

South L…, CA
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Lake Tahoe Hiking

  • 211 Miles 339 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 55 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 23 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lake Tahoe - 71

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 20 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA 19 
4.9 mi 7.9 km #3Star Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #4Lighthouse Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
5.6 mi 9.0 km #5Western States Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Martis Peak Road (16N92)
Intermediate Intermediate
Kings Beach, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Kings Beach, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #7Armstrong Pass Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #8Lower Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Stanford Rock Summit
Difficult Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #10Freel Peak Summit Trail
Very Difficult Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Very Difficult Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of Lake Tahoe - 398

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Lake Tahoe from Mt. Tallac
Oct 28, 2015 near South L…, CA
Emerald Bay in the morning light.
Aug 15, 2016 near South L…, CA
The final scramble up Pyramid Peak is a doozy.
Jan 8, 2017 near South L…, CA
Pyramid Peak with Lake Aloha in the foreground.
Sep 10, 2017 near South L…, CA
Stream crossings during extremely high water level period. Waterfall flowed down from Peak 8417 and flooded forest.
Apr 8, 2018 near South L…, CA
Spectacular view and you might see two or three others.
Aug 8, 2019 near South L…, CA
Top of Mount Tallac. One of my all-time favorites. Spectacular view I think it's the best in the Tahoe basin
Aug 8, 2019 near South L…, CA
Love Mt. Ralston, 90% dirt trail, lots of shade, well marked and maintained route. Lots of back for the buck on this hike a  surprisingly spectacular view. You won't be disappointed.
Aug 18, 2019 near South L…, CA

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