Lace up your hiking boots and prepare to cleanse your lungs with clean mountain air, it’s hiking time at Lake Tahoe.

Heavenly Mountain Resort provides amazing scenic views throughout the year as many of their ski trails serve as hiking trails in the summer.

Heavenly Mountain Resort provides amazing scenic views throughout the year as many of their ski trails serve as hiking trails in the summer.

Make plans this spring and summer to stay The Ridge Tahoe and then spend a few days hiking into the back country along dozens of Lake Tahoe area trail systems. The South Lake Tahoe region is crossed with an extensive network of back country trails that are sure to lead you to your happy place. You can also check with the staff of The Ridge Tahoe to see if there are any organized hikes planned during your stay.

Here are our top three nearby hikes:

  1. Heavenly Mountain Resort: You can take the Gondola and Tamarack Express chair up 9,800 feet to access some of Tahoe’s most scenic and highest hiking trails. Heavenly offers trail options from beginner to expert, so you can’t go wrong.
  2. Van Sickle Bi-State Park: Located minutes from The Ridge Tahoe down Kingsbury Grade, the park allows for nearby hiking with some great views. You can take this easy to moderate hike up to a small waterfall in about 20 to 30 minutes at a moderate pace. The lower level of the trail is easy as it winds through some boulder outcroppings. The park is open to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. There is parking for horse trailers at the day use/parking lot area. This is the only park that crosses into two states, 575 acres of the park is within Nevada and 150 acres in California. The California-side area has accessible wheel chair parking, restrooms, trailhead and picnic tables. The hike gets a steeper and becomes more of a moderate hike about 10 minutes in. You will see views of Mt. Tallac, the South Lake Tahoe casinos, Edgewood Tahoe golf course, to the Tahoe’s north shore off in the distance.
  3. If you are ready for a longer hike then continue beyond the waterfall from the Van Sickle trail and head up to catch the intersecting The Tahoe Rim Trail. This is an extension of the 165-mile long-distance hiking trail which forms a loop around Lake Tahoe. The trail ranges in elevation from 6,240 feet at the outlet of Lake Tahoe to 10,338 feet at Relay Peak in Nevada. About 50 miles of trail above the lake’s west shore are also part of the much longer Pacific Crest Trail. Bring your camera, download some maps, and prepare to spend the day taking in one of Tahoe’s hidden gems.

Where will you hike during your stay at The Ridge Tahoe?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.