3 Must Conquered Summits of Lake Tahoe for Adrenaline Junkies
Posted by Miley Munroe on August 14th, 2018
Famous for its snow-capped peaks and white sandy beaches, Lake Tahoe is one of the most visited destinations in the world. Sitting quietly amidst Sierra Nevada Mountains, this freshwater lake is home to a number of outdoor activities with hiking being the most famous and preferred among the adrenaline junkies. Every year, scores of travelers and adventurers flock to the sparkling, crystal blue bays of Lake Tahoe to satiate their cravings as the hiking trails in South Lake Tahoe lead to beautiful peaks, hidden waterfalls, inland lakes, meadows, and lookouts.
Though most visitors get satisfied with the ground level view of the turquoise shorelines of Lake Tahoe, adventurers and hikers want more of it. From offering a mesmerizing view of the snow covered mountains in the spring to lightened-up trails with wildflowers, Lake Tahoe has them covered with some of the highest and best summits in the world.
If you call yourself an adventurer or if your soul gets ignited with the mere mention of the unexpected and difficult hiking trails, here are the four must-visit summits in Lake Tahoe for you:
Pronounced as TUH-lac, Mt. Tallac is perhaps the most visited and iconic peak in the Lake Tahoe basin and can be witnessed from anywhere in Tahoe due to its sky touching height of 9,735 foot. Once you make it to the summit of this magnificent mountain, you experience a view that not only leaves you speechless but make you realize the true beauty of life and how small a being you are. The trail is filled with stunning views of peaks encompassing the mountain and nerve-cracking challenges. For people who like to break the chains, Mt. Tallac is waiting for you.
Wearing the badge of being the highest peak in the Tahoe region, the 10,886-ft Freel Peak is another famous peak that demands sweat, efforts, and a full day of hiking before it unfolds the breathtaking view from the top. Starting from the lush green wilderness of Jeffrey pines at the base, the trail lets you explore a diversity of microclimates and ecosystems that one must experience. Make sure you don’t forget to inject yourself with the adrenaline that this peak has to offer.
Known for being the tallest summit on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe basin, Mt. Rose has a plethora of things to offer, from the blue water of the alpine lake, the desolate wilderness, to the dried outreaches of the Nevada Basin. Offering a distinct advantage of starting the hike from one of the highest trailheads in Lake Tahoe, this 10.4 mile round hiking trip allows you to embrace the pine forest and verdant meadows enriched with wildflowers before you make it to the top.
For adrenaline junkies and budding naturalists who look out for the thrill and panoramic view of the peaks, these 3 hiking trails in Lake Tahoe are something that you can’t afford to miss.
Author's bio: The author is a traveler and this article is about hiking trail in Lake Tahoe. For more information visit www.visit-eldorado.com