Reno Tahoe is home to some of the most beautiful and invigorating views in the world, so don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors. For those of you who enjoy exploring the alpine on foot, snowshoeing in Tahoe has evolved into a winter activity anyone can enjoy! You can follow an established trail, or opt to forge your own trail through the fresh snow.
When snowshoeing around Lake Tahoe, you won’t want to forget your camera to capture all the action, scenic landscapes and even wildlife interactions like when you hike Chickadee Ridge, where you can hang out with our friendly birds. You’ll have your very own fairy tale moment! Snowshoeing Mount Rose gives you the best of both worlds, with views of both Lake Tahoe and Reno.
In addition, many Lake Tahoe area ski resorts and local outdoor retailers have snowshoe rentals, repairs and guided snowshoe tours. For those who are new to snowshoeing or are looking for a new adventure, check out Snowshoeing Reno, Northstar California, Squaw Valley Resort, Tahoe Snowshoe Tours and Tahoe Adventure Company.
If making the trek to the Lake Tahoe area isn’t on the agenda for your adventure, snowshoeing in Reno is also a great option. A quick 20-minute drive from downtown Reno, Galena Creek Park offers several easy to moderate trails and is pet-friendly year-round. The views are beautiful in any season, but they are especially striking when the pine trees are blanketed in snow.
Check out our suggestions of snowshoeing trails in the Reno Tahoe area for the taking!
Winter hiking in the Lake Tahoe and Reno areas is a great way to experience outstanding snowy views of the Sierras. The beauty of the winter months in the Reno Tahoe area is that while we often have thick blankets of snow in the mountains, the valley and foothills typically see far less snowfall. This contrast means that many times winter hikes do not require snowshoes. Although, marked trails are sometimes difficult to find or may be covered in snow, so look to our guide of hiking trails for maps and more information.
Every season in the Reno Tahoe area is perfect for hikers of every level. Whether you are taking part in a guided winter snowshoe hike or exploring on your own, make sure you take the necessary precautions to assess risks and hazards. This includes packing the proper equipment like trekking poles and wearing winter hiking clothing.
If you prefer a little less snow on the trail but still want wintry views, Hidden Valley County Park Trail and Huffaker Park Lookout Trail are great options for winter hiking that usually don’t require snowshoes.
There are many other snow activities in the Reno Tahoe area. Check out more Lake Tahoe winter activities and get started on planning your winter adventure.
Don’t forget your camera to capture all of those #RenoTahoe moments!
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