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Explore rustic charm at Fallen Leaf Lake

  Tucked between Emerald Bay and South Lake Tahoe lies 3-mile-long Fallen Leaf Lake lined with historic mountain cabins and tiny docks. And, the massive...

Explore historic Donner Pass

The Donner Pass region is at the crossroads of a nation, where Native Americans traveled for millennia, emigrant wagon trains made their way to...

Carnelian Bay & Tahoe Vista

Named for the semi-precious stones found in the area, Carnelian Bay was first popularized through Dr. Bourne’s Hygienic Establishment, a health spa that prescribed...

Chinese Catfish Pond: Mountain Myth?

If you live in or visit the Tahoe Sierra long enough, you’ll hear just about every far-fetched scheme or story imaginable. For a long...

Panoramic vistas along Donner Lake Rim Trail

When the Donner Lake Rim Trail is complete in a few years, hikers and mountain bikers will be able to explore over granite benches...

It Takes a Village to Build a Trail

The next time you’re cruising down a perfectly sculpted trail with crystal-clear views of Lake Tahoe in the distance, take a moment to silently...

Barker Pass expected to open in mid-July

Work to repair Barker Pass Road on the West Shore is under way. U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit construction crews, supported...

Panoramic views from Eagle Rock

A volcanic plug towering above Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, this quick hike offers panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra. This short hike on...

Searching for Solitude on the Tahoe Rim Trail

Heading out into the mountains seeking solitude in Tahoe in the summer can be a challenge. You won’t find it on many of the...

Big Chief Trail opens

  The Truckee Trails Foundation worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Northstar California on a 7-mile, non-motorized Big Chief Trail connecting the southern tip...