Overview: The Lake Tahoe area
presents hikers and backpackers with a wide range of outdoor
opportunities. The Tahoe backcountry is easily
accessed from major highways, is dotted with scenic lakes
and moderate summits, and affords
incredible panoramas from its high points.
Tallac. A steep day hike to a rocky summit offering
the best views in the entire Tahoe region.
Dicks & Jacks Peaks. Two more remote and
challenging summits, with unbelievable views.
Peak. A long dayhike (or good multiday trip) to the highest summit in the Desolation Wilderness.
Mt. Price & Mt. Agassiz.
Killer views and an airy traverse make a visit to these
two remote peaks a must-do for the Desolation peakbagger.
Silver Peak from
Squaw Valley. A quick dayhike to a fine vista
to escape the crowds at Squallywood.