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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Olympic Valley, California is a popular area for adventure seekers. From scenic trails to must-visit attractions, this area has something for everyone. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities, and the area offers a variety of trails for all skill levels. Other outdoor adventures include kayaking, rafting, and fishing. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, there are plenty of scenic spots to take in the views. Popular attractions in and near the area include Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and Emerald Bay. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a peaceful retreat, Olympic Valley has it all. With so many amazing outdoor activities and attractions, it's no wonder why it's such a popular destination.

    Top Spots in and near Olympic Valley

    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Boulder at D.L. Bliss State Park

      This place is bouldering heaven. Short approach to the first boulders, challenging routes for every level, good landings, and set in a beautiful area. It's like Bishop, but without the long drive.Technically you can come anytime in the season, but it is highly suggested to get a morning session i...
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    • New Washoe City, Nevada

      Chicadee Ridge

      5.0
      1.69 mi / 289 ft gain
      Chicadee Ridge is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada.
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    • Washoe County, Nevada

      Sledding Fun for the Whole Family

      5.0
      You can't miss this spot in the open snowfields of Tahoe Meadows. This area is not privately owned or maintained, which is perfect. It is a short drive up the Mt. Rose Highway from Reno and Sparks and there is plenty of free parking (except on super-busy days) right next to the sledding slopes an...
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    • Loch Leven Lakes Trailhead, California

      Loch Leven Lakes Trail

      4.4
      7.6 mi / 1480 ft gain
      The trail is easy to follow for the first half mile until you get to some large slabs of granite. As you continue up the trail look for stacked rocks, these will give you a an easy route as you continue up the mountain. The trail then starts to switch back eventually leading to a small bridge. Af...
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    • Emigrant Gap, California

      Loch Leven Viewpoint Trail

      5.0
      6.41 mi / 1522 ft gain
      Loch Leven Viewpoint Trail is an out-and-back trail to a viewpoint of the Loch Leven Lakes that is moderately difficult located near Truckee, California. This trail is just under 6.5 miles. If you're willing to add a little more than a mile to your adventure, you can head all the way to Upper Loc...
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    • Carson City, Nevada

      Hike the Spooner Lake Loop

      2.2 mi / 150 ft gain
      The Spooner Lake Loop is perfect for any ages since there is basically no elevation gain and many benches along the trail to rest. The trail offers many educational signs describing the history, and flora and fauna of the area. This man made lake is perfect for the kids and pup. They will love th...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Emerald Bay

      4.3
      1.84 mi / 358 ft gain
      The View at Emerald Bay is not to be missed. This is an amazing place to catch a sunrise over the lake or to see the east side of the lake lit at night. During the day, you should take a quick hike down the trail to enjoy the beach to rent a kayak and explore the dark blue water. The perspective...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Capture the Milky Way over Emerald Bay

      4.5
      There is a reason Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed places in the world and that is because of its stunning beauty! I am sure you have experienced it during the day, but the bay really comes alive at night. The Milky Way reaches over all of Emerald Bay and it is a sight to see! Head out...
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    • Glenbrook, Nevada

      Catch a Sunset at Cave Rock

      4.7
      0.8 mi / 127 ft gain
      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 park...
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    • Reno, Nevada

      Mt. Rose Summit Loop

      5.0
      10.74 mi / 2392 ft gain
      This challenging hike offers great views of the greater Tahoe area. The first part of the hike to the waterfall is relatively easy, but once you pass that, you'll be doing a decent climb to the summit. During the summer months, you'll want to get an early start as there can be a decent crowd head...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Rock Climb at Eagle Lake Cliffs

      4 mi
      To Access Eagle Lake Cliffs Crag, head to the West Shore of South Lake Tahoe. You’ll want to park at Emerald Bay Parking Lot and head to the trail register. It’s almost always packed, so come early, or plan to park on the road and walk. Sign yourself and your party number in for the day access pa...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Rock Climb the 90ft. Wall

      5.0
      Park at the Eagle Creek Canyon parking lot. If it's full, park alongside the Hwy 89, right at the entrance of the Eagle Creek Canyon parking pullout. Both parking areas fill up quickly, so if those two are full, park across the street at Emerald Bay Vikingsholm Trail parking lot. That area can fi...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake Loop

      4.4
      2.39 mi / 617 ft gain
      Eagle Falls Trail is located off Highway 89 and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in California. Eagle Falls is one of the most popular short hikes in Lake Tahoe because of its beautiful cascading waterfalls, lush green scenery, and trees. Alongside one of the bluest pristine...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Middle Velma Lake via Eagle Falls Trailhead

      4.5
      9.18 mi / 2251 ft gain
      Hiking or backpacking to the Velma Lakes area is a must do if you want to explore and escape the summer crowds of South Tahoe. There are 3 lakes, Upper, Middle, and Lower Velma Lake. The trek out to Middle Velma is 9+ miles roundtrip, but you can add to it depending on how many other lakes you wa...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Eagle Lake Trail

      4.0
      2.35 mi / 571 ft gain
      The trailhead starts (and ends) by the beautiful Emerald Bay of Lake Tahoe, and goes west. The trail is well-marked and composed of mostly granite steps. Once you get to the lake, you can swim: it's cold but beautiful. If you keep following the path to the wooded areas (to the left), there are s...
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    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Eagle Falls Vista Loop

      0.56 mi / 138 ft gain
      Eagle falls is a short walk from the main Emerald Bay vista point. The top of the falls are cool to look at themselves, with great views of the lake. 
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