Lake Tahoe

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386 mi 621 km of trail 21 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 25 Trails Intermediate Trails 45 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

West Shore Pizza Great pizza place on the West Side.
7000 Westlake Blvd, Tahoma CA — (530) 525-4771
Obexers General Store Obexers is an amazing place for deli style food, great craft beers and friendly staff! We love Obexers!
West Shore Cafe & Inn Makes Garwoods look like McDonalds
5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood CA — (530) 525-5200
West Shore Market Finally, a great take out or eat-in market and deli near Sunnyside. Full stockage of good booze, grillables, deli stuff, healthy snacks, and even gelati. Whoo!
Fire Sign Cafe Blueberry muffins are amazing, plus the bacon is really good, and they have an amazing selections of omelette. I come here every time im in tahoe!!!
Spoon Can't go wrong with the chicken parm. Portions are big. BYOB
Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet Store Deena makes the best everything. And omgomgomg eat the chinese chicken salad or meat loaf sandwich. Oh...Having free wifi doesn't hurt either.  
Suger Pine Cakery Friendly folks and yummy espresso
New Moon Natural Foods Five "C's" salad and Fish Tacos delicious. SOrder ahead if you are in a hurry. Otherwise, shop the organic produce section for excellent quality and value.
Bacchi's Raviolis are made right there on premises! Minestrone is delicious!
The Bridgetender Try the waffle fries.
Moe's Original Bar B Que Good food and reasonably priced. Not the greatest bbq
120 Grove St, Tahoe City CA — (530) 583-4227
Syd's Bagelry Huevos rancheros bagel. Add bacon.
Rosie's Cafe Order the Zucchini loaf. Just like moms, and en entire loaf for $6!
The Old Post Office Cafe A local's favorite place. Leave a good tip. Everything is good here.
Rustic Lounge Heirloom cherry tomato salad is the best thing on the menu.
Casey's be sure and get breakfast here. open 7 days a week
Capisce Soooo good :) Great service!!!
178 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove NV — (775) 580-7500
Lanza's Restaurant Big mistake. Bad environment, bad oily food, bad service. Dirty place, the restaurant is made of wood, when the waiter walks, the table shakes, they don't serve you and they trow food on the plate.
Burger Lounge The Camino burger is one of the most tantalizing burgers I've ever had! (And i have had a LOT of burgers.)

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Featured Hikes in Lake Tahoe - 21

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Trails in Lake Tahoe - 55

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South Lake Tahoe, CA
65.2 mi 105.0 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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42 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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Truckee, CA
7.8 mi 12.5 km Truckee, CA
Unknown
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Truckee, CA
8.2 mi 13.2 km Truckee, CA
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km
#5 Eagle Lake Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry - Some water on trail
89 days ago
4.9 mi 7.9 km
#6 Star Lake Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
5.6 mi 9.0 km Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Unknown
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10.4 mi 16.8 km
#8 Meeks Bay Trail
Tahoma, CA
10.4 mi 16.8 km Tahoma, CA
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Some mud first 2 miles, after mostly dry. Just past hidden lake the trail is washed out. It is possible to cross vi...
54 days ago
Kingsbury, NV
23.0 mi 37.1 km Kingsbury, NV
Unknown
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1.4 mi 2.2 km
#10 Castle Peak Trail
Truckee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Truckee, CA
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees: Trailhead is just off the road. The gate is closed due to downed trees. Patches of snow as of 7/9, so hiking road is faster.
40 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Pyramid Creek is as massive and impressive as all Sierra rivers this 2017 melt season. Still worth a bit of ambiguous runoff.
75 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
32.9 mi 52.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.2 mi 6.7 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Pyramid Creek is as massive and impressive as all Sierra rivers this 2017 melt season. Still worth a bit of ambiguous runoff.
75 days ago
Tahoe Vista, CA
20.2 mi 32.5 km Tahoe Vista, CA
Unknown
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3.2 mi 5.1 km
#16 Ellis Peak Trail
Tahoma, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km Tahoma, CA
Unknown
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Tahoma, CA
16.7 mi 26.9 km Tahoma, CA
Unknown
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Truckee, CA
39.1 mi 62.9 km Truckee, CA
Unknown
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Truckee, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km Truckee, CA
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Mostly Dry, Some Mud - I completed the whole loop on 7/11, but had to detour around some large snow patches, and in one place needed to crawl over a snow patch to gain the ridge to Mt. Judah. It was amazingly beautiful though and worth it, to see all the snow still left on some of the surrounding peaks.
38 days ago
Truckee, CA
14.9 mi 24.0 km Truckee, CA
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