About Our Luxury Rentals
Boat Rentals In Tahoe
Tahoe Luxury Vacation Rentals Lake Tahoe Pet Friendly Rentals Hiking Trail
Guide to Golf Courses
Vacation Homes in South Lake Tahoe Tahoe Luxury Tahoe Rental Specials Hiking And Biking In Tahoe South Tahoe Restaurants Fall Activities in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Homes -- Hiking and Biking

Tahoe Outdoor

Biking in Lake Tahoe

Our Lake Tahoe vacation rental homes are close to world-class mountain biking. Rentals are available around town as well as maps. Bike shops are your best resource. Trails tend to contain lots of rocks, boulders, sand and tree roots, which keeps the courses lively and interesting. Prepare yourself for a tremendous workout. Pack plenty of water, bring a few power bars, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a good helmet. Consider hiring a guide as the best trails are typically a challenge to locate and a local could give you access to some amazing trails without a need to navigate. Bugs are rarely an issue.
Mountain bikes are permitted on roughly half the trail, and the entire trail is open to equestrians and skiers. Motorized recreation is prohibited along its entire length. Hikers must obtain permits before entering the very popular Desolation Wilderness area southwest of the lake. Try the Flume Trail!There are hundreds of hiking/mountain biking trails all around the lake. They range in size, length, difficulty, and popularity. One of the most famous of Tahoe's trails is the Tahoe Rim Trail , a 165 mile trail that circumnavigates the lake. Directly to the west of the lake is the Desolation Wilderness which provides great hiking and wilderness camping. One of the most popular trailheads is the Eagle Lake Trailhead, located approximately 30 minutes for our South Tahoe rentals homes.

Lake Tahoe Outdoors

Fall in Tahoe

Hiking in Lake Tahoe

Some short hikes are accessible right from our South Lake Tahoe vacation rental homes. The main hiking season is usually from July through September, though lingering snow patches may sometimes be found into August of high snow years. The trail is open year-round, but is not marked for winter use. The climate is typical of the Sierras, with severe storms during the winter and almost no precipitation falling in the summer.

Lake Tahoe is an amazing place to hike in the National Forest. The Sierra Mountains have a very special feel to them than the rockies. The trees are bigger the rocks are different too, the The Sierra Mountains and it's classic rugged peaks, with it's gnarly old trees on windswept ridges with breathtaking panoramic vistas, framed by abundant wildflowers is what you can expect trekking the trails of the Tahoe Basin and surrounding area. In this lens we'll take a look at everything from nature paths to strenuous hiking trails with steep elevation gain and my favorites the moderate trails inbetween!

Know that weather conditions can change rapidly in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Bring proper clothing, equipment and plenty of water, no matter how short the hike! The Eagle Falls Trailhead or Eagle Lake Trailhead is located on HWY 89 a few miles north of South Lake Tahoe, CA at Emerald Bay State Park on the western shore of Lake Tahoe. Some of the destinations most accessed by the trailhead are Eagle Lake (California) as well as the Velma Lakes and the rest of the Desolation Wilderness. This trailhead provides great winter access to the wilderness. After a strenuous hike it's always great to come back to one of our comfortable Lake Tahoe vacation rental homes.

Not up for a Hike or Bike? Check out our relaxing concierge page or our Lake Tahoe Activities guide.

  Biking in Lake Tahoe
Our South Lake Tahoe vacation homes are all surrounded by and over-look National Forest Land.