• Gabriella Viola

6 Easy Hikes With Killer Views Of Lake Tahoe

Updated: Apr 17

I’ve been asked a few times about hike recommendations in Lake Tahoe. The answer depends on your skill level and the type of hike you are looking to do, as Lake Tahoe is home to endless hiking trails, from easy to difficult, from popular to off the beaten path.

In this post, I’ll be sharing six hikes that are doable for most and have excellent views of Lake Tahoe. These spots are perfect for first-time visitors who are looking for something short and sweet with spectacular scenery! With that said, there is elevation gain involved in some of the hikes mentioned on this list.

Friendly Reminder: Please enjoy Lake Tahoe responsibly and keep it beautiful.

Always practice the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.

Here are six easy hikes with killer views of Lake Tahoe. P.S. I saved my favorite spot for last.

Cave Rock

Cave Rock Hike in Lake Tahoe Nevada
Cave Rock is a popular sunset spot in Lake Tahoe
Sunset at Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe

Cave Rock hike in Lake Tahoe Nevada
Winter views facing north at Cave Rock

Level: Easy

Distance: 0.8 miles (roughly)

Trail: Out and back

Cave Rock is a short hike with beautiful views over South Lake Tahoe. It's also a prime spot to catch the sunset. The trail takes about 10 minutes and includes some light bouldering to reach the highest viewpoint. Once at the top, you'll enjoy stunning 180-degree views overlooking South Lake Tahoe. The trailhead is located on Cave Rock Drive right off Highway 50.

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock hike lake tahoe

Eagle Rock hike lake tahoe

Level: Easy

Distance: 1 mile (roughly)

Trail: Out and back