Where to be for a Tahoe Sunset

The Tahoe South sunsets have been so good lately they inspired us to write a blog on the best spots to check them out. We know we’ve given you scenic viewpoints and gorgeous hikes in the past, but we’ve collected a list of our top 5 locations to watch the sun go down.

  1. Cave Rock – This is a popular spot for locals and visitors. It’s a short hike followed by some average bouldering to get to the top. From the top you can enjoy panoramic views of the lake. The trailhead sits off Cave Rock Drive. If you don’t have a lot of time, this is the hike for you as it only takes about 15 minutes to get to the top once you’ve parked.
    A Cave Rock sunset is always a good view.  Photo: Britt Hobart
    A Cave Rock sunset is always a good view.
    Photo: Britt Hobart
  2. Logan Shoals – This popular viewing point is right off Highway 50 after Cave Rock. It’s a short walk, but if you’re not afraid of bush whacking it a little, there’s a path below where you can get an even better look at the lake. The path extends to two miles on each side and stops at private property on both sides.
  3. Van Sickle Bi-State Park – How often can you tell people you’ve been in two places at once? You can do that multiple times on this hike. There are several different paths so it’s kind of like a choose your own adventure hike. Hike up to Heavenly Mountain and The Ridge Tahoe or make it a short hike to scenic viewpoints. Or start at The Ridge Tahoe and hike down to this trail.
    Get some elevation for better views. Photo: Spencer Spellman.
    Get some elevation for better views.
    Photo: Spencer Spellman
  4. Zephyr Cove – Known for being one of the better beaches in town, it also offers incredible views. Relax by the water, bring a blanket and a cuddle buddy. There’s just something about the way the sun sets behind those rocks.
    Tahoe South sunsets are magic. Photo: Erin Leigh Frederick
    Tahoe South sunsets are magic.
    Photo: Erin Leigh Frederick
  5. From a boat – The lake always looks better when you’re on the water. Take a cruise on the MS Dixie II to enjoy the sunset from the best location. The cruise includes dinner and a lap around Emerald Bay.

Where is your favorite place to watch the sun go down?

 
 
 
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