Top Adventures in Carson City

  • Relax at Tahoe's Chimney Beach

    Located on the East Bank of Lake Tahoe along Highway 28, Chimney Beach is a great alternative to the more popular and heavily used beaches which can be quite a challenge to gain access due to the parking limitations during the busy summer months a...

    2.2 miles

  • Hike to Marlette Lake

    This trail starts right off NV28 between Chimney Beach and Great Tahoe Beach. Around 30 minute drive from South Lake Tahoe and the CA/NV border, we arrived close to 10am with plenty of parking available. While it seemed the trail was heavily used ...

    5.8 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Photograph Bonsai Rock

    Bonsai Rock is a popular attraction for photographers as it is a unique boulder with tiny trees growing out of it, enclosed next to the shoreline. This makes it a beautiful place to enjoy a scenic sunset, as well as play with some long exposure ph...

  • Hike the Spooner Lake Loop

    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 ...

    2.2 miles 150 ft gain

  • Relax at Sand Harbor

    This is what you would call a family beach. It is clean, beautiful, and well maintained. The admission price for vehicles has gone up quite a bit, but based on the economy and the fact that this park remains clean and glass-free, you really cannot...

  • SUP from Sand Harbor

    My favorite is to take a trip from Sand Harbor State Beach to Thunderbird Lodge along the East Shore in Lake Tahoe. Start by traveling to Sand Harbor State Beach, park in the parking lot and bring your equipment to the sandy shore. Hop on your ...

  • Hike to Skunk Harbor

    The parking for Skunk Beach is very limited and a little difficult to find. Make sure you get there early if you want a spot. The parking is a turnoff along highway 28, about two miles north of the junction with highway 50. There is no trail sign ...

  • Mountain Bike the Flume Trail

    This trail is an awesome 14-mile one way ride. The ride starts at the Spooner Lake trailhead in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. The first four miles are a beautiful uphill climb through an Aspen Grove with a scenic mountain backdrop. Once you re...

    14 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Photograph a Sunset at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe

    While Sand Harbor Park is a popular summer destination, the sunsets from this spot are breathtaking year round and you will have less company in the winter. The park is located right off of Highway 28 and has an admission fee of $7. There is a par...

  • A Local Favorite Near Northlake

    To begin the hike, cross Highway 28, walk towards the Tunnel Creek Station along Tunnel Creek Road and climb the short paved road/driveway. After a few hundred yards you will reach a flat, sandy trail that stretches for about a 1/4 mi above Highw...

  • Hike the Eagle Ridge Trial

    The Eagle Ridge Trail is open year-round. This trail does have a significant elevation gain at the end, so make sure all party members are comfortable with hiking uphill. The trail is part of a larger Genoa Trail system. The Eagle Ridge Trail is s...

    4.3 miles 1758 ft gain

  • Bike or Take a Stroll along the Tahoe East Shore Trail

    Lake Tahoe's East Shore Trail is a wide paved walking and cycling path running between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park. Opened in 2019, the path lies completely separate from the road, sometimes hovering well above it on the mountainsid...

    2.75 miles 300 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Reno, Nevada

      Mount Rose (Nv)

      Overview Mount Rose Campground is conveniently located between Reno and Lake Tahoe just off scenic Mount Rose Highway. Visitors love the campground for its proximity to excellent hiking trails and ...

    • Glenbrook, Nevada

      Zephyr Cove Lodge and Cabins

      Cozy cabin living just steps from the Tahoe shoreline.The LodgeReward your adventurous days of jet skiing, boating, and hikes with the luxury of The Historic Zephyr Cove Lodge. Rooms feature fresh ...

      From $179/night

    • Glenbrook, Nevada

      Zephyr Cove RV and Campground

      Alpine beauty and award-winning camping just steps from the beach. Location, location, locationOne of the greatest advantages of staying at Zephyr Cove Resort’s RV Park & Campground is its grea...

      From $50/night

    • Zephyr Cove, Nevada

      Nevada Beach Campground And Day Use Pavilion

      Overview Nevada Beach Campground and Day Use Pavilion sits in the Lake Tahoe Basin of Nevada. Minutes from the bright blue water of Tahoe's eastern shores, campsites are nestled in a sparse forest ...

    • South Lake Tahoe, California

      Hope Valley

      Overview Hope Valley Campground is located in its beautiful namesake valley at an elevation of 7,300 feet, just 40 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. Visitors enjoy fishing the West Fork Carson River and...

    • Tahoe City, California

      William Kent Campground

      Overview William Kent Campground is conveniently located on Lake Tahoe's west shore, a few miles south of Tahoe City. It straddles the highway and features not only a large area in which to camp, b...

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