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  1. Hiking up the Loch Leven Trail

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    29.1 miles
    Duration
    With a stop at the lake
  2. At 8200' above sea level, Marlette Lake offers spectacular breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Spooner Backcountry that can only be accessed by foot, bike, or horse. This 10 mile round trip trail, just 20 minutes from Heavenly Village, is also a connector to the popular Tahoe Rim Trail and Flume Trail, for those who want a longer adventure.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.3 miles
    Duration
    4.5 hours
  3. Hiking Donner Summit to Tinker Knob

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.9 miles
    Duration
  4. Breathtaking views and a short hike down to the shore make Chimney Beach a great place to spend a few hours at Lake Tahoe.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.3 miles
    Duration
    This hike will take less than one hour round trip.
  5. Located 12 miles East of South Lake Tahoe, Spooner Lake is a family friendly hiking and picnicking area in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.2 miles
    Duration
    This assumes the average hiking pace of two miles per hour for most ability levels.
  6. The Van Sickle Bi-State Park opened in 2011 to the excitement of both hikers and mountain bikers. It's trail is a perfect day hike for people of all abilities

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.0 miles
    Duration
    Depending on how far along the Van Sickle Connector Trail you decide to go, time for your adventure will vary.
  7. Just South of Lake Tahoe, Dardanelles Lake is a hidden gem. This forested lake offers a moderate day hike with awesome swimming as the reward.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.8 miles
    Duration
    This assumes a two mile per hour pace, adding about one half hour for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
  8. The Eagle Lake hike from the Eagle Falls trailhead offers dramatic views of iconic Emerald Bay, Eagle Falls, and Desolation Wilderness.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    10.9 miles
    Duration
    This is a one to two hour hike depending on ability level and leisure time.
  9. Echo Lakes and Desolation Wilderness are one of the most scenic hiking destinations in Lake Tahoe, and offer hikes experienced hikers, novices, and families.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    This time accounts for a hike to Tamarack Lake while using the water shuttle to cross Echo Lakes. This same hike with no water shuttle may take 4-5 hours.
  10. Ellis Peak is a visually stunning hike on the West shore of Lake Tahoe that offers abundant wildflowers, wide vistas, and exhilarating views of Lake Tahoe.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.0 miles
    Duration
    This assumes a two mile per hour pace, adding one half hour for every thousand feet of elevation gain.
  11. One of the most popular destinations for day hikers and overnight backpackers who want to explore the 63,000-acre Desolation Wilderness west of Lake Tahoe

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    The hike is about six miles from the trailhead to the Lake. You can add in more distance by continuing around the lake.
  12. Mount Rose is the second highest peak in the Lake Tahoe basin. This tough but rewarding hike is one of the most scenic in the region.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.6 miles
    Duration
    Assuming a two mile-per-hour pace and adding an extra half hour for every thousand feet of gain, the Mount Rose Summit hike takes approximately 6 hours round trip.
  13. Mt. Tallac is one of the most popular and rewarding summits in the Tahoe region, and features breathtaking panoramic views.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.8 miles
    Duration
  14. West of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness is one of the most scenic hiking and backpacking destinations on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    Starting from Echo Lakes, it is technically 25 miles from the trailhead to the end of Desolation Wilderness. This hike would typically take 14 hours to accomplish in one piece, but it is recommended to break Desolation Wilderness into multiple day hikes to best see its full beauty.
  15. Connect to the Mt. Rose Wilderness area by hiking this 9 mile loop out of Galena Creek Park.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.6 miles
    Duration
    This hike usually takes anywhere from 3.5-5 hours to complete.
  16. A spillway of snowmelt from the peaks of Desolation Wilderness, Horsetail Falls is fullest in late spring/early summer. Crossing large granite boulders and walking beneath fragrant pines, the hike to Horsetail falls has something for everyone.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.3 miles
    Duration
    The hike to the base of the falls and back will take approximately 2 hours for the motivated hiker. If you take on the added challenge of climbing the approximate 800 feet (in less than a half mile) to the top of the falls, it will more than double your time. To be certain, it is a haul calculating at a 42% grade, but worthwhile for the hearty adventurer.
  17. Hiking in Shirley Canyon

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    There are a variety of trail options if you prefer a shorter day
  18. Freel Peak is the tallest summit in the Lake Tahoe basin. This day hike offers incredible panoramic views of Lake Tahoe for expert hikers.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.3 miles
    Duration
    This is based on 15.0 miles round trip with 3,200 feet of elevation gain assuming a pace of 2 miles per hour and adding 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of gain.
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