Hiking Lake Tahoe

There are lots of hiking trails in the area of Lake Tahoe, some ideal for the beginner while others are suitable for the expert. As you walk along the trails the view of Lake Tahoe is usually seen. The Tunnel Creek Trail is perfect for someone who is just beginning and there are always people walking along the trail. There is a steep incline for the first couple of miles but otherwise this trail is very flat. The Tunnel Creek Trail leads into the Flume Trail. You can find the entrance near the Tunnel Creek Café in Incline Village.

There seems to be a community of hikers that share in this life experience together while they independently venture the landscape. Whether they are out there carrying a 50 pound pack for a two week trip or just out there for a short five to ten mile day hike, they have a saying, “hike your own hike,” in regards to what one should bring: Only what is really necessary for themselves. Food is very important and something you don’t want to run out of. The wind is something else to consider and could easily blow away your belongings if your not careful.

A walking pace is normal for a hike; 3 to 3 1/2 miles per hour. The Tahoe Rim Trail is 165 miles and is a part of the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail that goes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks. Hiking may not be the ideal sport for winter because of the cold and snow creating a dangerous terrain.

Find more information on local trails here:


Photos from the entrance to the Tunnel Creek Trail



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