From Hiking to Paddling, 5 Must-Do Tahoe Adventures

From Hiking to Paddling, 5 Must-Do Tahoe Adventures


With so much to see and do in Lake Tahoe, sometimes it's nice to have a few go-to adventures that everyone in your group will really enjoy. Here is our list of easy, beautiful, and fun outdoor adventures in Tahoe. 

Paddle from Meeks Bay to D.L. Bliss

Head to Meeks Bay on Lake Tahoe’s southwest shore and venture out on a paddle board on Tahoe’s famously blue waters. You can rent stand up paddle boards from Meeks Bay Resort and Marina. They have something for people of all size and skill levels so bring the entire family! You can stick close to the shore and see straight through the crystal clear water, or glide further out into the deep blue where the lake floor is well out of sight at 1,500 feet deep or more. Learn more. 


Photographing Bonsai Rock

This is an iconic location on the shores of Lake Tahoe where many photographers come to shoot the unique rock formation and its miniature trees that have somehow managed to grow there. It’s a short hike down to the shore from the road and, even if you’re not a photographer, it’s a great spot to chill for the afternoon. Learn more. 

Quick Hike and Photo Op at Stateline

Make this quick, two-mile roundtrip hike to take in one of the most beautiful Tahoe sunset views. The lake really lights up during golden hour, so be sure to have your phone or camera ready to snap what will likely be the best photo of your trip. The paved road makes this hike very family friendly. Learn more. 

Rabe Meadows Hike

Ready for the ultimate wind-down hike? This short, flat hike along Burke Creek leads to the shallow, crystal clear water on Lake Tahoe’s southeastern shore. If peace and quiet is what you’re after, this is the hike for you. Learn more.

A Short Hike at Emerald Bay

The view from Emerald Bay is not only stunning, it’s one of a kind: How many mountain lake coves do you know that have an island with a castle? If you want a closer look, hike down to the beach. You can even rent a kayak or SUP to venture out into the Bay. Learn more.


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