Even though spring is just around the corner, there are still plenty of places where you can experience winter adventures. The Lake Tahoe area remains snow-covered and perfect for exploring the beauty of the Sierras on the backcountry snowshoeing trails. Unlike skiing, snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe is an inexpensive and easy activity everyone can enjoy, regardless of age and skill level. Our Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties are centrally located to some of the best winter trails in the North Lake Tahoe area. Explore the scenic backcountry and experience the quiet beauty of winter at these snowshoeing destinations.
Donner Memorial State Park features five beautiful snowshoeing trails. You can park and access all of the routes from the Emigrant Trail Museum. The Donner Lake Loop Trail is an excellent choice for beginners, where you can snowshoe flat terrain with scenic views of Donner Pass and Schallenberger Ridge. This park also offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the region’s historical significance at the Visitor Center.
Royal Gorge features over 50 km of designated snowshoeing trails in the North Lake Tahoe area. They have snowshoe rentals on-site and warming huts, so you can easily take a break from the trails. The trail routes will take you past old-growth trees and incredible views of the Northern Sierras. Royal Gorge offers some of the best cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the country, with 6,000 acres of terrain.
Northstar may be known for its downhill skiing, but it’s also an excellent place to learn how to snowshoe. With 35 km of snowshoeing trails, lessons, tours, and equipment rental, they have everything you need to start exploring. Take in the stunning views of the mountains on the family-friendly trails.
The guided snowshoe tours offer a safe and fun way to hit the trails into the evening. The Stargazing Snowshoe Tour lets you take in the dark skies above Northstar with an experienced guide.
Tahoe Adventure Company offers several snowshoeing tours for those of you who are more comfortable exploring the backcountry with a knowledgeable guide. Your naturalist guide will take you through the best trails and tell you all about Tahoe’s unique ecology on the way. All trips include snowshoes, poles, trails snacks, and permit fees. Choose between the mountain, full moon, or sunset tours with Tahoe Adventure Company.
Discover the Best Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe!
Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe is one of our favorite ways to get outside and experience the scenic views of the Sierras. After a day in the snow, warm up at Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties. We have over 100 properties to choose from in the Tahoe-Truckee area, with convenient amenities to enhance your stay. We are committed to providing you with an exceptional guest experience that is sure to have you coming back to vacation with us year after year!