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Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures

07.20.18

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  • Sandy stretches at D.L. Bliss State Park.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Rubicon Point's rocky outcroppings entice swimmers in D.L. Bliss State Park.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Paddlers off Rubicon Point.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • SUPing near D.L. Bliss State Park.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Calm morning on Emerald Bay.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Swimming beach in Emerald Bay State Park.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Paddling the shallows in Emerald Bay.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Vikingsholm's unique Scandanavian-inspired architecture in Emerald Bay State Park.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Intricate wood carvings adorn Vikingsholm.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • The Rubicon Trail traverses the shoreline between D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay State Parks.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Exposure along the Rubicon Trail.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Summit views from Mount Tallac.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Hikers on Mount Tallac's Summer Trail in Desolation Wilderness.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • The Crystal Range as seen from Mount Tallac. - Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Eagle Lake lies a short hike from the shores of Lake Tahoe.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Lakeside relaxing at Eagle Lake.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Climbing near Eagle Lake. - Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Lake two of five on the Five Lakes Trail.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Truckee River Float.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Staying cool on the Truckee River.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Secret Cove, a clothing optional beach.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Kings Beach as seen from the Stateline Fire Lookout.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Lake Tahoe views from the Tamarack Peak Loop.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
  • Views east into Nevada from Tamarack Peak Loop.- Touring Tahoe: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures
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Lake with electric blue and turquoise waters? Check. Scenic mountain backdrop? Check. Swimming beaches? Check. Count us in. 

With its strong Sierra sun, enticing shoreline and stunning natural beauty, Lake Tahoe just may embody the perfect locale for a summer mountain getaway. Whether you're looking for a picturesque beach from which to take a swim or paddle, a secluded cove for some clothing optional bathing or a panoramic trail that is sure to get the heart rate going, Lake Tahoe has you covered this summer. Just don't forget to pack the sunscreen, as 6,200 feet is the lowest elevation you'll see. In case you are in need of some suggestions, here's a list of a few summertime spots you won't want to miss. 

  1.  D.L. Bliss State Park. Idyllic sandy beaches, good SUP/small boat access, lakeside campground, perfect for kids, Rubicon Trail.
  2. Emerald Bay State Park. Vikingsholm, sandy beaches, boat-in camping, family-friendly, another trailhead for Rubicon Trail.
  3. Rubicon Trail. Superb cliff and lakeside trail running between D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay State Parks.
  4. Mount Tallac Summer Trail. Tallest peak surrounding Lake Tahoe. Views, views, views.
  5. Eagle Lake. Hike past falls and rugged granite scenery to a picturesque glacial basin lake. Good for swimming.
  6. Five Lakes Trail. Lake-laden trail away from crowds near Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
  7. Truckee River Float. Self-guided river float between Tahoe City and Alpine Meadows. Great way to cool off.
  8. Secret Cove + Chimney Beach Loop. Hike-in beaches, clothing optional cove, idyllic tourquise waters.
  9. Stateline Fire Lookout. Short hike to one of Lake Tahoe's best Panorama's on the northshore.
  10. Tamarack Peak Loop. Scenic and relatively flat loop hike along the Tahoe Rim that includes a waterfall and big vistas. 

Please be responsible and practice Leave No Trace principles when out and about so everyone can enjoy these beautiful natural places.

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