Summer Activities :
Our Favorite Dog Friendly Hiking Trails :
Eagle Rock – 1.5 miles roundtrip, out and back trail. Short but steep, easy/moderate skill level. Leads up and across dormant volcanic rock for beautiful panoramic views.Access/parking – 3370 West Lake Blvd, Homewood CA
Access/parking – 3370 West Lake Blvd, Homewood CA
Page Meadows – 3.3 mile loop. Easy skill level. Enjoy some of the best wildflower blooms in the basin! Peak season – late May to mid June.
Easiest access/parking to trail is at the end of Silver Tip Drive, Tahoe City, CA
Shirley Canyon – 3.6 miles from the trailhead to Shirley Lake, then continue up 2.2 miles to Squaw Valley High Camp, where you (and your dog) can ride the Aerial Tram back down for free! *Make sure to check Tram schedule. Moderate to difficult. A beautiful hike along waterfalls and granite boulders with breathtaking views!
Access/parking to trail head is on Squaw Peak Road, then walk to the end where it meets Squaw Peak Way.
River Rafting :
Enjoy a 2 hour self-guided float along the Truckee River, passing along scenic meadows, emerald pools and small rapids, ending at the River Ranch restaurant. Float for free with your own inflatable tubes or rent a commercial 2-10 person raft. It’s recommended to bring a small cooler of drinks & snacks (NO glass or styrofoam) and lots of sunblock! Good for ages 3+ and dogs too!
Truckee River Rafting – 175 River Road, Tahoe City – (530) 583-1111
Truckee River Raft Co. – 185 River Road, Tahoe City – (530) 583-0123
Kayak, Paddle-Board, Jetski & Bike Rentals :
Tahoe City Kayak & Paddleboard – 521 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 581-4336
High Sierra Waterski School – 850 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 583-7417
Olympic Bike Shop – Located across the street at – 620 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 581-2500
Winter Activities :
Skiing and Riding:
Voted North America’s best ski resort in 2016 and the host to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls and chutes mean that skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow Squaw’s progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring, Palisades Tahoe boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.
– 3,600 Acres, 29 lifts, 170 trails , 4 terrain parks
Alpine Meadows :
Tucked between Squaw Valley and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is a picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike. From easy-riding progression parks to wide open bowls, Alpine Meadows brings an exciting challenge to any level of skier or snowboarder.
– 2,400 Acres, 13 lifts, 100 trails, 2 terrain parks
Homewood Mountain :
Homewood’s unbeatable views are provided by it’s close proximity to Lake Tahoe. With a mere distance of 280 steps, Madden Chair is the nearest chairlift to the lake in the entire basin.
– 1,260 Acres, 8 Lifts, 67 trails, 5 terrain parks
Ski/Snowboard Rentals & Demos :
Tahoe Dave’s – Ski & Board Shops are located across the street
Ski Shop – 590 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 583-6415
Board Shop – 600 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 583-0400
Alpenglow Sports – Located one block to the right
415 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 583-6917
Sledding, XC, Snowshoeing & Ice Skating :
Tahoe City Winter Sports – An all-inclusive winter recreational facility with a restaurant, bar and lounge.
Located at – 251 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 583-1516
For an up to date list of events check in with the Tahoe City Downtown Association