Catch a Sunset at Cave Rock

Lake Tahoe Cave Rock Trailhead

Added by Jake Young

Breathtaking sunsets and sweeping views of all of Lake Tahoe

This short hike is just off of highway 50 and provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe. From South Lake Tahoe, head north on Highway 50 past Zephyr cove until you see Cave Rock Drive. Take this road until it dead ends and park in the small gravel lot. After following the trail out of the parking lot, you will have to briefly scramble up the rock itself. You will be rewarded with an almost unobstructed view of the entirety of Lake Tahoe.

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  • Camera
  • Friends
  • Brews
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.8 Miles

Elev. Gain:

127 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Romantic
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7 months ago

A Family Favorite

As a Local, this is a family Favorite every summer. Great place to take a swim on a hot summer day, watch sunset and even see fireworks on Northshore when they have events.

7 months ago

9 months ago

Cave Rock

Catching a sunset at Cave Rock is one of my favorite experiences in the Tahoe Basin. I stop here every time I'm here. Be sure to park in the gravel area on Cave Rock Drive south of the rock. Definitely worth an evening visit!

9 months ago

Added by Jake Young

Adventurer, Photographer, Impact Investor. I work with companies that want to have a positive impact on the world around them.

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