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Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Peak Baggers

Six great day-hikes leading to some of the best peaks in the Lake Tahoe region.

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Overview: Many folk venture to the jewel of Northern California with visions of hiking pristine lakes and unspoiled wilderness, yet rarely break away from the shores, stores and casinos of Lake Tahoe to enjoy what's truly magnificent about the area.

This Trailspotting Bundle features trails leading to the best peaks in the area, all within driving distance of Lake Tahoe and its many attractions.

Tips:
• Particularly in early summer insects can be plentiful around the lakes, so be sure to pack the bug spray as well as the sunscreen.
• Lake Tahoe is elevated over a mile above sea level - 6,225ft to be exact, and our hikes take you even higher. To avoid any ill-effects we recommend that you drink plenty of water and carry your preferred headache medicine just in case.
• These trails are best hiked between June and November, depending the severity and timing of winter seasons. In June snow will be present at higher elevations, though it's unlikely to impede your hiking unless the area had an exceptionally wet winder season. However, use your best discretion to remain safe, and if in doubt be prepared to turn around.

Alternatives:
• If you're looking for greater variety of hikes, then check out the Trailspotting Lake Tahoe - Best Hikes or Family Friendly bundles.


Guides in this Bundle
Castle Peak, Tahoe National Forest
Castle Peak, Tahoe National Forest
California, United States
 
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.
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Mount Tallac, Lake Tahoe
Mount Tallac, Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
 
Difficult: 9.5 miles, Full day
Unparalleled vistas await the Tahoe hiker on a memorable journey to the lake’s tallest peak.
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Mt Judah & Donner Peak, Tahoe National Forest
Mt Judah & Donner Peak, Tahoe National Forest
Truckee, California, United States
 
Moderate: 5.5 miles, Half day
Scale two great Northern Sierra peaks in just one short day-hike.
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Mt. Ralston Peak, Lake Tahoe
Mt. Ralston Peak, Lake Tahoe
Twin Bridges, California, United States
 
Difficult: 7.0 miles, Full day
The thigh-burner of Lake Tahoe, Mt. Ralston rewards intrepid day-hikers with stunning mountain overlooks.
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Mt. Rose, Lake Tahoe
Mt. Rose, Lake Tahoe
Reno, Nevada, United States
 
Moderate: 10.0 miles, Full day
Conquer the summit of Mt Rose and enjoy the waterfalls, alpine lakes and great Lake Tahoe views.
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Round Top & Winnemucca Lake, Carson Pass
Round Top & Winnemucca Lake, Carson Pass
California, United States
 
Moderate: 6.5 miles, Full day
Pristine alpine lakes, picturesque creeks, abandoned mines and glorious summer wildflower displays.
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