Catch a Sunset at Cave Rock

Cave Rock Trailhead

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.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
  • Friends
  • Brews
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RT Distance 0.8 Miles
Elevation Gain 127 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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Awesome views!!

Easy hike. Killer views!

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.

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!


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