South Lake Tahoe

Explore quiet coves, take a boat out across the lake, or venture into Desolation Wilderness. Whatever kind of adventure you prefer, South Lake Tahoe never disappoints.

Top Adventures in South Lake Tahoe

  • Bike around Lake Tahoe

    You'll want to wake up early for this adventure. Be sure to have breakfast and hydrate before you start.  I suggest going clockwise around the lake. The elevation hit me. I also went with a group of friends, and what's nice about going in a group ...

    72.2 miles 4308 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Keys Beach

    Owned by the State of California, Keys Beach sits at the end of a peninsula bordered by the Tahoe Keys marina inlet to the west and the Upper Truckee River to the east. This relative isolation along with its only access being by water or a single ...

  • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga at Lakeview Commons

    Stand up paddle board yoga is some of the most difficult and rewarding yoga there is and you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful place to do so than on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.  Lakeview Commons is a city park that provide direct ...

  • Hike the Power Line Trail

    The Power Line Trail is best used from May to October, but is open for use year round. Be sure to stop at the first outcropping of rocks for spectacular vistas! This trail is used by mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers. Parking can be hard ...

    3.5 miles 410 ft gain

  • Ski or Snowboard Heavenly

    One of the more beautiful resorts in Lake Tahoe to go snowboarding and skiing.  Heavenly is situated in South Lake Tahoe on the border of California and Nevada.  This ski resort has an amazing view of the lake while going down, as well as one of t...

  • Bike the Van Sickle Bi-State Park Trail

    Starting at the top of Stagecoach Lift on Heavenly Resort this trail wraps around the north slope down to the bottom of town at the casinos. It has amazing view all the way down as you make your way down the woods up top and then cruise through th...

  • Winter Paddle From Camp Richardson to Kiva Beach

    Starting at Camp Rich you might get some weird looks at the start, but it is all worth it! As you look out at the lake all you see is the beautiful crystal clear water reflecting the gorgeous snow covered mountains. As you throw your board in the ...

  • Hike the Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

    The Fallen Leaf Lake Trail is located in South Lake Tahoe, California. It is important to note that there is no trail on the east side of the lake. The trail turns into a paved road when you reach the marina after passing the campground. Additiona...

    8.1 miles 859 ft gain

  • Photograph Fallen Leaf Lake's Cascading Falls

    This amazing waterfall is right off the road near the Fallen Leaf Campground. Once you enter the campground keep driving straight just a bit further and you will see a pull off on the right hand side. Pull off here and you should see the cascadin...

  • Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake

    Fallen Leaf Lake is truly one of the more beautiful places in California. Separated from Lake Tahoe by just a one-mile strip of land, it feels worlds away from the crowds and fuss. The campground has over 200 sites that can be reserved here. There...

  • Photograph the Milky Way over Fallen Leaf Lake

    Fallen Leaf has been my favorite spot in all of Tahoe since I can remember. The beautiful shoreline sits right up against the base of Mt. Tallac with almost zero light pollution. It is one of my favorite spots to go and shoot the stars. There are ...

  • Swim at Fallen Leaf Lake

    Lake Tahoe has so many beautiful and breath-taking places to visit, hike, camp, wander around, etc. and Fallen Leaf Lake is definitely one of them. It's free to visit and park too and it is an easy hike from the parking area to the lake. The lak...

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