Tahoe Mountain Sports' Picks for Kid-Friendly Hikes on the West Shore
Tahoe.com Staff, 11:50am, 7/13/2012
What’s not to love about hiking at Lake Tahoe. It’s healthy, affordable and a great way to experience all the beauties that nature has to offer, like majestic granite peaks and crystal-clear mountain lakes. And just to make your weekend hiking easier, the wonderful folks at Tahoe Mountain Sports have outlined a few hikes perfect for the kids:
Growing up on the West Shore, hiking in Lake Tahoe’s woods and spending afternoons wading in high altitude lakes were things I took for granted. In hindsight, I was one lucky kid to have the endless trails in Tahoe just out my back door and I realized it as soon as I moved away. (Which is why I moved back home to Tahoe immediately after college.) Tahoe offers a plethora of scenic trails in the woods for both the avid hiker and the young family. For this post, I thought I would outline a few of my favorite family hikes in Lake Tahoe from when I was a kid. These easy-to-moderate trails are great day hikes with excellent destinations. Some are more crowded than others. But they all offer spectacular views, and most a nice cool body of water to dip your feet — or for the kids, to splash in feet first.