Hiking near Reno, Nevada

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Mt. Rose
Mt. Rose
Reno, Nevada, United States (15.6 miles away)
 
Difficult: 10.0 miles, Full day
Pleasant trail through pine forest; plus a waterfall; a well-defined trail to the summit; and, views galore.

Your trail is very straightforward and pleasant to walk the entire way. You use a ridge on the foot of Mt. Houghton to gain 200 feet in the first half mile; then cross that ridge to traverse for the next 2 miles with a zero elevation gain. Along the way you have great views of Lake Tahoe initially and then your destination begins to dominate the vista....
Mt. Rose, Lake Tahoe
Mt. Rose, Lake Tahoe
Reno, Nevada, United States (15.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 10.0 miles, Full day
Conquer the summit of Mt Rose and enjoy the waterfalls, alpine lakes and great Lake Tahoe views.

Mt. Rose may be the second tallest peak in Tahoe basin and prominent feature of the northern Lake Tahoe skyline, but despite its 2,100ft elevation gain the journey to the peak is best described as pleasant rather than challenging. Elevation gain: • 2,100ft (from 8,900 - 10,776 ft) Tips: • Early summer thru November is a good time to tackle...
Diamond Peak from Tahoe Meadows
Diamond Peak from Tahoe Meadows
Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada, United States (16.2 miles away)
 
Moderate: 11.0 miles, Full day
This hike starts in a flower-filled meadow and just gets better.

Tahoe Meadows is a wonderful trailhead – one of the most pleasant around the lake – to embark from on a dayhike. The route to Diamond Peak is mostly level, gaining the ridge in about 300 feet and then generally following it south through forests of western white pine, lodgepole pine, red fir, and Jeffrey pine. The high point of the hike is slightly...
Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop
Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop
Incline Village, Nevada, United States (16.2 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.3 miles, 1 hour or less
Subalpine meadow teeming with flowers and wildlife... ideal for a quick, flat hike with the entire family

The paths that meander around Tahoe Meadows are covered with footprints and signs of mammals, the air is filled with songbirds and raptors, and the ground is alive with masses of wildflowers and trees. This hike has no particular destination and it’s not going to get you anywhere other than familiar with nature. A natural history field guide would...
Diamond Peak from Scenic Overlook, via N. Flume
Diamond Peak from Scenic Overlook, via N. Flume
Incline Village, Nevada, United States (19.1 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.6 miles, Half day
Looking for a flat yet scenic hike perfect for novice hikers and/or flat-land visitors? You'll love this historic hike.

A flat hike along the Northern Flume, then a quick descent down the Diamond Peak ski resort. First half of hike is largely shaded with beautiful stream crossings. Second half of the hike has dynamite views down the Incline Creek drainage to Lake Tahoe. Also a brief optional out-and-back sojourn to more recent TV history.
Marlette Lake Direct
Marlette Lake Direct
Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada, United States (25 miles away)
 
Difficult: 5.2 miles, Half day
Awesome views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake, and only 5 miles round trip.

The name of this hike says it all: "direct". It is a moderately steep uphill climb from the lake level up to Marlette Lake, with views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake visible at once from a point high up the trail. It's mostly shaded at the lower elevations, and passes through sugarpine forest, stands of aspen and even a patch of ferns. About four fifths...
The Nature Trail - Donner Memorial State Park
The Nature Trail - Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park, California, United States (26 miles away)
 
Easy: 0.8 miles, 1 hour or less
Take a short walk along this interpretive trail to learn about the wildlife and plants in the area

Donner Memorial State Park, around Donner Lake, is the site of where the historic Donner Party stayed and struggled through the horrible winter of 1846-1847. The Party of about 90 people (half adults, half children) had set out for the west in search of land and a better life. They received a tip from a man named Hastings who promised he could cut...
Donner Lake & Memorial State Park
Donner Lake & Memorial State Park
Truckee, California, United States (27 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.5 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy an easy lakeside stroll or snowshoe in the Tahoe National Forest.

It's easy to relate to frustrated motorists returning from a weekend skiing in Tahoe, stuck in heavy interstate 80 traffic with aching legs and a long journey ahead. But spare a thought for those whose journey to the west coast was a little more arduous, and a little less certain that they'd make it there in one piece. Just over a century and a half...
Negro Canyon Overlook
Negro Canyon Overlook
Truckee, California, United States (27 miles away)
 
Easy: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Negro Canyon Overlook in Tahoe Donner

A casual hike in the Tahoe Donner area. There are several trails to choose from with scenic view of Tahoe Donner Lake and surrounding areas. Great for kids.
Secluded Sierra Forest and Meadows Outside Tahoe City
Secluded Sierra Forest and Meadows Outside Tahoe City
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, California, United States (29 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.5 miles, Half day
Burton Creek SP

It's been described as Lake Tahoe’s secret state park. Burton Creek is a spectacular watershed of over 2000 acres tucked away in the hills overlooking Tahoe's North Shore just outside Tahoe City. Set aside so that the lands may heal from over a century of logging and dairy farming it is a place of recovering forest and meadowlands, its located...
Castle Peak, Tahoe National Forest
Castle Peak, Tahoe National Forest
California, United States (31 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.5 miles, Full day
Whether you're approaching on foot, in snowshoes or on cross-country skis this is a great sierra adventure for all.

Castle Peak is a popular destination all year round, a great hike and also possibly the best way to continue your alpine workouts after the ski resorts close for the season. Beginning near Donner Pass on the Interstate 80 it doesn't take long before you're deep in the trees and away from the sounds of the freeway. Completing this hike by making...
Mt Judah & Donner Peak, Tahoe National Forest
Mt Judah & Donner Peak, Tahoe National Forest
Truckee, California, United States (31 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.5 miles, Half day
Scale two great Northern Sierra peaks in just one short day-hike.

Stunning views await you on this hiking trail and snowshoe route in the Northern Sierras, which takes in two separate peaks in just five and half miles. Elevation gain: • 1,700ft (7,100 - 8,243ft elevation) Tips: • Only tackle the loop version of this trail once the Sugar Bowl ski resort has closed for the season. • Snowshoes can be...
Paradise Lake
Paradise Lake
Truckee, California, United States (31 miles away)
 
Moderate: 15.0 miles, Multiple days
An overnight backpacking trip along the Pacific Coast Trail in Truckee, California.

Paradise Lake is a classic Sierra Nevada lake with gorgeous sunsets and a pristine lake full of trout. This overnight backpacking trip is easily accessible from Highway 80 and follows parts of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Tahoe National Forest.
Donner Pass to Squaw Valley on the Pacific Crest Trail
Donner Pass to Squaw Valley on the Pacific Crest Trail
Soda Springs, California, United States (31 miles away)
 
Difficult: 17.5 miles, Full day
Classic North Tahoe hike along the crest of the Sierra Nevada

Because much of the hike is pretty high elevation you have to wait until the summer to allow the snow to melt. There are a few sidetracks along the way if, such as Anderson Peak, and Ticker's Knob. There is no real trail to the peak or Anderson Peak, just some rock scrambling. The same with Ticker's Knob. After leaving Ticker's Knob you drop...
Five Lakes, Granite Chief Wilderness, Lake Tahoe
Five Lakes, Granite Chief Wilderness, Lake Tahoe
California, United States (33 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.0 miles, Half day
One of the easiest and most accessible hikes in the Granite Chief Wilderness in Lake Tahoe.

Nestled in the foothills of the Granite Chief Wilderness peaks just north of Lake Tahoe, the Five Lakes promise dramatic yet tranquil surroundings, a place to relax fish or swim. Best visited after the snow has retreated in the summer, the Five Lakes Trail is one of the easiest and most accessible hikes in the Granite Chief Wilderness so you're unlikely...
Castle Peak
Castle Peak
Soda Springs, California, United States (31 miles away)
Moderate: 5.8 miles, Half day
One of the easiest peaks (9100') to hike in the Tahoe area and is easily doable as a day hike from the Bay Area.

As you approach Donner Pass from the west on I-80, you can't miss Castle Peak on the left. To get to the trailhead, take the Boreal exit (between Soda Springs and Donner Lake.) From the Boreal parking lot go under the freeway and follow the road up to the right and find a place to park. If you have a 4WD with high clearance, you could follow the...
The Dolder Nature Trail
The Dolder Nature Trail
Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, California, United States (37 miles away)
 
Easy: 2.1 miles, 1 hour or less
A relaxing hike near the lake shore with a visit to the highest operating navigational lighthouse and a sandy beach

The Dolder Nature Trail will take you through the Edwin L. Z’Berg Natural Preserve on a nice 2-mile loop near the lake with a stop at the highest (based on elevation) operating navigational lighthouse, and an entrance to a beautiful sandy beach. Edwin L. Z’Berg was an important California State assemblyman who fought hard to protect the environment...
Historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tour
Historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tour
Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, California, United States (37 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.1 miles, 1 hour or less
Travel back to the late 1800s to learn about one of the wealthiest Californians who built this beautiful estate

This guide will take you on a tour of the Historic Ehrman Mansion built by Isaias Hellman. The audio portions will explain the various buildings on the property as well as the history of this prominent Californian and his life as an immigrant to the United States. After taking the tour, you can purchase tickets for an informative tour of the inside...
General Creek Trail to Lily Pond at Sugar Pine Point State Park
General Creek Trail to Lily Pond at Sugar Pine Point State Park
Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, California, United States (37 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.1 miles, Half day
Hike along the historical 1960 Olympics Cross Country Skiing Trail and explore Lily Pond

General Creek Trail is a wide, level trail that starts off just behind the General Creek Campground at Sugar Pine State Park. The trail initially follows the historical 1960 Olympics Cross Country Skiing Trail, and eventually becomes more narrow and provides a short final climb towards Lily Pond.
Fordyce Creek 4x4 Trail, California
Fordyce Creek 4x4 Trail, California
Yuba Pass, California, United States (38 miles away)
Difficult: 12.2 miles, Full day
Official route of the Sierra Trek

: A premier hard-core trail. First-time users should consider driving this trail during the annual Sierra Trek event sponsored by the California Association of 4WD Clubs in early August. At that time, CA4WDC arranges with Pacific Gas & Electric to restrict water flow in Fordyce Creek to passable levels. Expert spotters and winches are provided at five...
D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay, Southwest Shore of Lake Tahoe
D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay, Southwest Shore of Lake Tahoe
Frosts (historical), California, United States (40 miles away)
 
Moderate: 13.2 miles, Full day
Two parks in a day: D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay State Parks

D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay are effectively operated as the same State Park so why not walk a trail highlighting both! The Rubicon Trail along the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe is a gem! It's easily accessible and has some of the best views on Tahoe. It's absolutely a hike one can look forward to repeatedly. If you happen to have two cars, do...
Rubicon 4x4 Trail, California
Rubicon 4x4 Trail, California
Rubicon Springs (historical), California, United States (45 miles away)
Difficult: 20 miles, Multiple days
Perhaps the best known 4x4 trail in the world

Perhaps the best known and most popular 4x4 trail in the world. A rare combination of difficulty, beauty, length and pure rock-crawling pleasure. Great camping next to crystal-clear lakes with stunning views. Most people drive the trail in the direction described here, but it can be driven in both directions. The trail reaches elevations above 7,000...
Hell Hole Reservoir 4x4 Trail, California
Hell Hole Reservoir 4x4 Trail, California
Foresthill, California, United States (45 miles away)
Difficult: 3.9 miles, 1-3 hours
Short, difficult descent to scenic reservoir

A long drive to a short, fun hardcore trail. Ends at a very secluded spot along the shores of little-used, but very impressive, Hell Hole Reservoir. Not too far from Loon Lake Staging Area of the Rubicon Trail. Makes a great weekend trip if you camp overnight and fish. Take bug repellent in the summer. Established campground on south end of reservoir...