North Lake Tahoe, Naturally

Spring Adventures in North Lake Tahoe

Where do you go to make this spring twice as fun? North Lake Tahoe, naturally! Just 45 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport (serviced by 13 airlines with non-stop flights from 27+ locations), North Lake Tahoe’s spring season lets you double up your days with diverse outdoor experiences.

Go on a Hike, Then Hit the Beach!

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Lace up your shoes for an easygoing and informative family-friendly walk along the Tahoe East Shore Trail. You’ll enjoy incredible views of the lake on this three-mile paved section with 20 interpretive signs sharing all kinds of interesting and illuminating info, from the history of the Washoe People and facts about Lake Tahoe to geology and wildlife that you might see.

Find all kinds of hikes in North Lake Tahoe

Later, sink your feet in the sand and soak up some sun at one of North Lake Tahoe’s many beaches … from hike-ins, to walk-up picnic spots and secret coves for catching a sunset, find your perfect beach in North Lake Tahoe. Pro Tip: Make sure to bring your towel as you beach-hop: there are 11 access points for a swim (including an easier entry point to Hidden Beach).

North Lake Tahoe Beaches

OOO Set to OTL

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Set Your “Out of Office” to “On the Lake.” Hands down one of the best ways to enjoy North Lake Tahoe is to actually get out on its clear blue waters … whether that’s a calm morning on a standup paddleboard or a late day cruise to watch the sunset sink behind the surrounding mountains and bathe the lake in a golden glow. Or go treasure hunting! North Lake Tahoe has all kinds of hidden gems and less known adventures to experience. For those who want to take their outdoor adventures to new heights, check out the high-flying Treetop Adventure Park and Via Ferrata.

Later, hit the town … there’s 12 to choose from! Do a little shopping, cozy up to a firepit to enjoy s’mores, sink into a spa massage, and dine lakeside.

First We Bike, Then We Beer

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Go on a two-wheel adventure that has ale the right stuff. Fresh air, mountain trails, and craft breweries feature in the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail. Find your ultimate watering hole after a mountain bike or road ride.

Plan your pedal to pints and check out the top trails to explore, including touring with a North Lake Tahoe local, groomed bike parks, plus easygoing rolls along the shores of Lake Tahoe.

North Lake Tahoe Bike Trails

TIP: Check out North Lake Tahoe’s Know Before You Go Guide for all the information you need to plan your trip, including these itineraries.

Take the Pledge to Travel Responsibly: The magic of Lake Tahoe lies in the culture of our communities and the natural beauty that surrounds us. Before embarking on a journey to our beloved region, we encourage you to take the Traveler Responsibility Pledge and commit to preserving the natural wonders of the Sierra.

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