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
Paige 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 Palisades 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!<pAccess/parking to trail head is on Palisades Peak Road, then walk to the end where it meets Palisades Peak Way.
Tahoe Rim Trail- Between Tahoe City and Brockway Summit The Tahoe Rim Trail meanders through groves of fir, cedar and aspen and across open hillsides covered with manzanita. The trail climbs steadily from Tahoe City into a mixed forest.
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 www.truckeeriverrafting.com
Truckee River Raft Co. – 185 River Road, Tahoe City – (530) 583-0123 www.truckeeriverraft.com
Kayak, SUP, Jetski and Boat Rentals
Tahoe City Kayak & Paddleboard – 521 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 581-4336 www.tahoecitykayak.com
High Sierra Waterski School – 850 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City – (530) 583-7417 www.highsierrawaterskiing.com
Sunnyside Marina and Watersports - 1835 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 - (530) 583-7201
Tahoe City Marina - 700 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 - (530) 583-1039
Olympic Bike Shop - 620 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 - (530) 581-2500
Gravity Shop - 475 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 - (530) 581-2558
Willard's Sport Shop - 170 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 - (530) 583-3356
Skiing and Riding Palisades
Palisades Tahoe 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 Palisade'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 www.palisdestahoe.com
Alpine Meadows Tucked between Palisades 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 www.palisdestahoe.com
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 www.skihomewood.com
Commons Beach This four-plus-acre park is located on the lake in downtown Tahoe City and directly across the street from Mother Nature's Inn. Commons Beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. Group picnic sites and children's playgrounds are located within a large lakefront grass and sand area. In the summer, Commons Beach is the home of FREE Concerts at Commons every Sunday afternoon and FREE Movies on the Beach every Wednesday night. A great family spot: www.tahoepublicbeaches.org/beaches/tahoe-city-commons-beach
Ski and Snowboard Shops + 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 –
Any Mountain (501 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145)
Sledding / Snow Play / Fun
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 www.wintersportspark.com
Granlibakken Tahoe: 725 Granlibakken Rd. Tahoe City, Ca. 96145
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park: Granlibakken Tahoe: 725 Granlibakken Rd. Tahoe City, Ca. 96145