Outdoor Adventures in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular outdoor adventure destinations in the country. From hiking its numerous trails and paths to gliding across its pristine waters, the region boasts an abundance of outdoor activities for any season.


Avid skiers flock from nearby cities in the winter to take advantage of the powdery slopes and downhill skiing at areas like Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar. And for a truly remarkable experience, Mount Rose Ski Resort offers the highest base elevation of any resort in the region at roughly 8,260 feet. Here you’ll be launched nearly 1,800 vertical feet in just under four minutes.

Snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, and cross-country skiing are other great ways to revel in the wintry weather at Lake Tahoe.

Spring and summer

When spring arrives, Lake Tahoe comes alive with a plethora of activities designed to soak up the sun and find adventure.

Hiking and biking trails abound, with popular choices like the Mount Rose Trail, Rabe Meadows and Tahoe Meadows Trail, all filled with scenic wildflowers and stunning views. Experienced hikers will appreciate the Tahoe Rim Trail which circles the entirety of the lake. However, multiple trailheads off the main trail provide shorter scenic hikes.

Located in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, mountain bikers enjoy shredding paths through Flume Trail. The first four miles of the trail are quite steep, so many opt to rent an e-bike (electric bike) for some much-appreciated assistance.

In the summer months, rent a boat and take to the lake. Rentals are available up and down the shore, and popular activities include kayaking, paddleboarding, jet skis, and parasailing. Those with scuba experience can enjoy deep dives to view dramatic drop-offs below the surface of the water.

Come stay with us at Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Lodge, where year-round outdoor adventures await just outside your door.