10 Gorgeous Hikes to Do in Tahoe This Summer


With its strong Sierra sun, enticing shoreline, and stunning natural beauty, Lake Tahoe is the perfect (and conveniently close) locale for a summer mountain getaway.

Whether you're looking for a picturesque beach from which to take a swim or paddle, a secluded cove, or even a panoramic trail that's sure to get the heart rate going, Lake Tahoe has you covered this summer.

D.L. Bliss State Park

Lying just north of and contiguous with Emerald Bay State Park, D.L. Bliss State Park is a destination highlight along Lake Tahoe's southwestern shoreline. Together the two state parks boast more than 6 miles of shoreline. Named after Duane Leroy Bliss, a timber and mining tycoon of the 19th century who donated much of the land that now makes up the park, D.L. Bliss welcomes campers, beachgoers, and hikers to this scenic stretch of Tahoe shoreline.

Typically open from May through September, D.L. Bliss caters to summer visitors with the beaches and clear waters of Calawee Cove and Lester Beach. With easy access form both the campground and day use parking area, both beaches are well suited for families and for the launching of personal water craft. Read more.

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