Reno Tahoe is home to some of the most beautiful and invigorating views in the world, so don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors.
Snowshoeing has evolved into a winter activity anyone can enjoy – it is easy to learn, poses little risk of injury and is inexpensive. You can follow an established trail, or opt to forge your own trail through the powder (which WILL give you a solid workout!). Here are a few areas within our region where you can extend your hiking season into the winter.
Chickadee Ridge – A snowshoe adventure to Chickadee Ridge offers great, scenic views of the Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe. This hike is dog friendly and thanks to the easy access and modest terrain it is a snowshoe hike nearly everyone can enjoy. You can access this trail on the south side of Mount Rose Highway (Hwy 431) from the Tahoe Meadows.
Mount Rose Trail – With snow even through the summer, this hike was meant to snowshoe! Conquer this trail and enjoy waterfalls, alpine lakes, and great Tahoe views of the lake. Located near Incline Village.
Galena Creek – This trail near Reno is located off the Bitterbrush trail in Galena Creek Regional Park. The difficulty level is easy to moderate, and pets are welcome. It’s a beautiful hike in the summer, but when cloaked in snow, the scenery is even more amazing.
Tahoe Rim Trail – From a leisurely snowshoe to a more difficult hike, the Tahoe Rim Trail features impressive scenery of the surrounding mountains and trees, beautiful landscapes of the lake, and revitalizing sunrise and sunsets. This hike is friendly to all skill levels, and allows you to enjoy Lake Tahoe year-round.
Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts:
- The Resort at Squaw Creek - Squaw Valley offers a great snowshoeing hike.
- Kirkwood-50 kilometers of open track that accommodate all skill levels.
- Northstar at Tahoe - over 35 kilometers of carefully groomed scenic trails.