Trail Adventure

hiking books and guides

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Southshore Hikes:

Lam Watah Trail - (EASY 2.2 miles) - Out and back hike/ride. From the Stateline Casinos go north on Highway 50 about 3/4 mile to Kahle Ln. Take a left at Kahle Ln and park in the small parking lot on the corner of Kahle Ln and Highway 50. The trailhead begins here and meanders through Lam Watah meadows for approximately 1.1 miles where it ends at Nevada Beach. Dogs are o.k. on the trail so long as they are on a leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. This meadow was a popular Washoe camp site and was used from 500 BC to the end of the 19th century. Great place to watch a sunset! Click here to see a Google Map of the Trailhead location. Click here for a Google Map of the Trailhead location.

Parking Lot off Kahle Ln./Highway 50
Bridge Through Meadow

Nevada Beach
Old Poney Express
Creek Crossing

Washoe Milling Stone

Powerline Trail - (MODERATE 0-14 miles) - Out and back hike/ride. From South Lake Tahoe, the trailhead can be found on FS 1201, which is at the end of Oneidas. From Stateline, go south on Highway 50 for about a mile to Ski Run Boulevard Take a left onto Ski Run Blvd and follow it to the top where you then take a right onto Saddle Road The trailhead is found at the end of Saddle Road This is a fun and fast trail with rolling forested terrain. There are several areas that provide excellent views of the Lake and neighboring mountains. Click here to see a Google Map of the Trailhead.

Powerline Trailhead
Vista View
View of 2007 Angora Fire

Single Track Trail
Creek Crossing
Mountain Views

Cold Creek Bridge Crossing
Tahoe Rim Trail - Kingsbury North to Spooner South - (MODERATE/STRENUOUS 0-26 miles) - Out and back hike/ride. From South Lake Tahoe, drive north on Highway 50 and take a right onto Highway 207/Kingsbury Grade. Drive for about 3 miles and take a left onto North Benjamin (if you get to Daggett Pass and start heading down into the valley, you've gone too far). Follow North Benjamin all the way to the end and park in the parking lot. The trailhead is found near the end of the parking lot on the left hand side. The terrain is rolling and meanders in and out of the trees with numerous vistas of Lake Tahoe. It is about 13 miles from the parking lot to Spooner Summit/Highway 50. Google Map of the trailhead location.

End of N. Benjamin-Parking Lot
Lake/Mountain Views

Majestic Vistas!
View of the 2007 Angora Fire
Lake View From Vista