Ward Creek Park is located right behind Rideout Community Center at 740 Timberland Ln, Tahoe City. This California State Parks trail was completed in fall of 2012 as an Environmental Improvement Program to decrease erosion and sediment from entering the lake.
There is about a mile of trail leading through the park and a half-mile meadow loop. Children will especially love the wildflowers and butterflies that frequent the area all spring. Hikers, bikers and friendly dogs on leashes are welcome to enjoy the area and there are access trails that lead to the bike path along Highway 89, Ward Creek, Stanford Rock, and other area trails.
Please remember to stay on the trails to help protect our natural plant and wildlife.
We all know that springtime is beautiful at North Lake Tahoe, but have you considered Constellation Residences at Northstar? This mid-mountain resort location features three outdoor pools, fire pits, hot tubs, hiking and biking trails, excellent dining options and much more.
Northstar Golf Course opens for the season on May 17th. Minutes away from Constellation Residences at Northstar, this Robert Muir Graves designed 18 hole, par 72 course is a beautiful and exciting course.
If you’d like to participate in the many outdoor activities, there are so many options. Tahoe Summer Tough Mudder will be held on July 13-14th. The 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Marathon runs September 27-29th.
For more information on luxury living at Constellation Residences at Northstar, please give me a call at 530-386-0302. There is currently only one ski run view property available.
Shirley Canyon is located at the base of Squaw in Squaw Valley and the trail starts at the end of Squaw Peak Road. There are numerous trails which follow the creek up to Shirley Lake; this is one of them. It follows Squaw Creek about 2½ miles each way to Shirley Lake, passing gorgeous waterfalls and canyon boulders. (Top of tram to Shirley Lake adds considerable distance.) Going uphill, stay to the left of the creek; going downhill, stay to the right. The trail diverges and disappears at times but just keep following the creek and you’ll get there. The hike is somewhat difficult and takes 2½ – 3 hours. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes and take plenty of water.
Eagle Rock on Tahoe’s West shore is great hike for anyone. Located on Tahoe’s West shore just past Blackwood Canyon (Barker Pass Road) you can park on the side of the road. You can’t miss the rock. It’s right before Tallack Street. Easy acces parking a great spot to bring a breakfast and watch the sunrise or just for a quick stop.
It only takes about 10 – 15 minutes to get to the top and the views are incredible. With this gorgeous spring weather, there’s not excuse not to take a little hike.
The best parking is south of the rock, but the easiest route to the top is from the north. With a little help and encouragement, even small kids can make it to the top and look down at some of the area’s lakefront estates.
If you’re coming to Tahoe this weekend for the last harray of Summer. Check out Squaw Valley and all that is there. If you have a Season Ski Pass to Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows the Tram is only $7.
One of the most breathtaking places in the world to relax. Located at High Camp, el.8,200′, the Swimming Pool & Hot Tub is surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra including views of Lake Tahoe.
The free-form pool features 25 yard lap lanes and two islands landscaped with waterfalls and native boulders. The 25′ diameter hot tub is heated to 102 degrees and surrounded by expansive decks and the popular Umbrella Bar. Lockers, showers, and changing rooms along with towels are provided.
2. Roller Skating
Roller skating is a fun and entertaining activity for all ages. The High Camp Roller Rink is best place to skate in the great outdoors! Accessed via Squaw Valley’s Aerial Tram, the roller skating arena offers unmatched panoramic views of the Squaw Valley Meadow, beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bring your own or rent for only $12.
3. Disc Golf
Free Squaw’s 18-hole disc golf course. There is no fee for playing our panoramic disc golf course-you will need to use your 2012-13 season pass or purchase a Tram ticket to ride the tram. The views from the course are panoramic of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Disc golfers can bring their own discs or purchase them at the High Camp Retail Shop.
Play tennis overlooking Lake Tahoe on one of two mountain-top tennis courts cradled on a ridge top at el. 8,200’ . Combine a tennis match with lunch on the deck at the Poolside Café, a swim in the heated swimming lagoon. Bring your own Raquests or rent and purchase balls at the High Camp Sport Shop.
Find 10 caches hidden among the mountain’s peaks using GPS coordinates or Squaw’s preprogrammed GPS units. You should allow 3+ hours to discover all boxes. Hiking ability range from moderate to above moderate. GPS units are available for rent at the High Camp retail store for free. Please call 530-452-4164 for more information.
Here are the hours and days of operation:
|Now – Sept. 9, 2012
Sept. 15-16, 2012
Sept. 22-23, 2012
|10:40am-4:20pm (last download at 5pm)|
If you don’t already have a season pass. Here is the link for prices