Outdoor Adventures in Lake Tahoe, CA
Lake Tahoe Activities
About Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe's impressive mountainous setting makes it one of California's premier places to immerse yourself in the outdoors. From the collection of fabled ski resorts, such as Heavenly, Squaw Valley, and Northstar, to the extensive network of hiking and biking trails, Tahoe is one of America's top outdoors playgrounds. Add to that the namesake lake, whose crystal blue waters are perfect for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding.
RootsRated’s local experts explore the very best destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, paddling and more. Whether you are searching for a quick outing or a multi-day adventure, RootsRated has an insider’s look at the top trails and destinations Lake Tahoe has to offer.
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You won't find more steep, skiable terrain in the lower 48 states than around Lake Tahoe. For those who like a challenging ride, here are 10 of the best steep runs to get your adrenaline pumping.
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November might be the best time of year in Lake Tahoe. Gone are the bumper to bumper lines of traffic, the crowded trailhead parking lots and hour long waits for a simple meal, and the mercilessly packed aisles of the grocery store.
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