• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.8 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    127 Feet

Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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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  • Water
  • Camera
  • Friends
  • Brews
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Easy hike. Killer views!

11 months ago
11 months ago

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.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Jake Young Explorer

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

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