The Lake Tahoe/Truckee area provides endless opportunities for summer fun. Many subdivisions in the surrounding areas have nearby trails for mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking.
The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is 250 miles in length, 50 miles wide and has it’s highest peak is 14,000 feet. Rock Climbers, mountaineers and hikers come from all over the world to climb & hike this mountain range.
Experience the Tahoe Rim Trail! Founded in 1981, it is a hiking trail that will circle the rim of the Tahoe Basin. It is 165 miles long and also accommodates bikers and equestrians.
Lovers Leap is located off Highway 50 near Strawberry, and is great for single and multiple pitch routes with lots of variety for everyone.
Donner Summit is the largest climbing area in the region. Located off old Highway 40 west of Truckee, it has 400 different routes that lead to endless possibilities for any climber.
Twin Crags is just north of Tahoe City off Highway 89 and is great for beginners. The 90 Foot Wall in Eagle Creek Canyon near Emerald Bay offers beginners the opportunity to gain more experience. Split Rock is hidden at the west end of Donner Memorial State Park and offers almost every style of climbing.
Check out the famous Truckee River Bike Path, which goes along the north and west shores of the lake. Emigrant Trail is an easy going trail along Prosser Creek and Stampede Reservoir. The Flume Trail is a classic Tahoe trail with amazing lake views and the Hole in the Ground Loop at Donner Pass. Click on the link for more information and a list of trails for Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking or Lake Tahoe Road Biking.
A few nearby trails include:Truckee Ranger District, Little Truckee Summit in Sierraville, Prosser Hills/Flats, China Wall Snowmobile Park in Foresthill, & Downieville Range