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The Best Hiking in South Lake Tahoe

Looking for the best hiking in South Lake Tahoe? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around South Lake Tahoe. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near South Lake Tahoe

  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Tahoe Keyes Loop

    1.42 mi / 39 ft gain
    Tahoe Keyes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Cold Creek Trail to High Meadows

    7.97 mi / 1558 ft gain
    Cold Creek Trail to High Meadows is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Tahoe Mountain Loop

    7.42 mi / 1010 ft gain
    Tahoe Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Bike the Van Sickle Bi-State Park Trail

    4.5
    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 the burn area near the gondola fire down to the bott...
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Cold Creek and Monument Pass Trail to Monument Pass

    10.21 mi / 2569 ft gain
    Cold Creek and Monument Pass Trail to Monument Pass is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    High Meadows to Cold Creek Trail

    7.16 mi / 1483 ft gain
    High Meadows to Cold Creek Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • Kingsbury, California

    Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector

    6.5 mi / 1385 ft gain
    Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stateline, Nevada.
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Hike the Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

    5.0
    8.1 mi / 859 ft gain
    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. Additionally, lots of small trails jut out from the main tr...
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Angora Lakes

    7.13 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Angora Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • Stateline, Nevada

    Kingsbury Pines / Nevada Beach Loop

    5.22 mi / 354 ft gain
    Kingsbury Pines / Nevada Beach Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Zephyr Cove, Nevada.
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  • Stateline, Nevada

    Lam Watah Nature Trail to Nevada Beach

    2.84 mi / 135 ft gain
    Lam Watah Nature Trail to Nevada Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stateline, Nevada.
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  • Stateline, Nevada

    Hike the Lam Watah Trail

    2.2 mi / 85 ft gain
    Lam Watah Trail is a 2.2 mile out and back hike, that will take you through Lam Watah meadows and ends at Nevada Beach. I did the hike in December and although the best time to do it is May through October, I think it had more charm during the winter time.  The trail head begins from the parking ...
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  • Stateline, Nevada

    Stroll through Rabe Meadows

    1.5 mi
    Rabe Meadows is a tranquil and peaceful stroll next to Burke Creek as it flows to Lake Tahoe and Nevada Beach State Park. Very easy 1.5 mile paved trail. Perfect when there isn't any snow and a short easy hike is in need. Take in the scenery and peacefulness and be happy to be outside. 
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Lake of the Sky Trail and Tallac Historic Site

    1.93 mi / 56 ft gain
    Lake of the Sky Trail and Tallac Historic Site is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • South Lake Tahoe, California

    Rainbow Trail

    0.6 mi / 22 ft gain
    Rainbow Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near South Lake Tahoe, California
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  • El Dorado County, California

    Photograph Black Bears at Taylor Creek, South Lake Tahoe

    / 30 ft gain
    Lake Tahoe is a tourist attraction filled with spectacular views and a plethora of wildlife. However, one species in particular has made a lasting impression on both locals and tourists - black bears. The area around Lake Tahoe is prime bear habitat and cities in the vicinity are seeing a rising ...
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