Tahoe Rim Trail
The entire Tahoe Basin is circumnavigated by the "Tahoe Rim Trail". Yes, all the Lake Basin, making a huge path of over 150 miles.
There are countless access points and ways to tackle the trail. You can do it on foot, as well as on mountain bike, and even horse back... but be warned, it is not for the weak!!
The trail can physically challenge you, and mountain nights can bring diverse weather.
Either stop by a local bike/ski shop for info or visit the web page below for details. Bring your own, or stop by an outfitter to buy/rent as you need.
Hidden Look Out
Known by many locals as the Fire Lookout (and honestly many locals don't even know it is there), the lookout is not at the top of the grandest peak, but does give a wonderful perspective of the lake, Incline Village and Kings Beach.
To get there, you'll need a car (or ~35 minute walk) and go up the hill behind the Tahoe Biltmore (the casino on the CA/NV state line). You'll have to zig and zag through some of the residential streets on the slope, but just keep going up until the road ends.
It was used for many years by local fire fighters as a look out over the basin. Its close, convenient, yet gives a wonderful panoramic view.
A great place to relax
"Driving around the lake"
Incline Village is located on the northeast portion of Lake Tahoe. We visit this place every Labor Day weekend to play softball and kick back and relax. Lake Tahoe is 6,225 feet above sea level, 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and has a depth of 1,645 feet.
"On the way to Reno/Virginia City"
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, and the second deepest in the U.S. (Crater Lake in Oregon being the deepest at 1,932 feet deep). One of the interesting but least known facts with regards to Lake Tahoe is if the lake was emptied, it would submerge California under 14.5 inches of water.
"Reason for the trip to Tahoe"
Lake Tahoe is fed by 63 streams and two hot springs (with Its only outlet being the Truckee River). There are many things to see and do in the area, one of which is the old west town of Virginia City (think of the TV show Ponderosa).