Lake Tahoe and its surrounding areas provide nearly limitless opportunities for hikers. Whether you’re looking for easy day hikes, challenging long-distance treks, pristine mountain lakes or high alpine summits, you can find it here when you go backpacking in Lake Tahoe.

Mt. Tallac
Considered by many to be the premiere hike of the Lake Tahoe region, the Mt. Tallac Trail ascends over 3,300 feet to the summit of, you guessed it, Mt. Tallac. At the summit, expect views of the Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake and Emerald Bay. Trailhead: Located on CA-89 approximately 3.5 miles north of South Lake Tahoe. A sign marks the trailhead.

Angora Lakes Trail
This easy half-mile hike is perfect for families, as well as those looking for a great place to swim or fish. Trailhead: From South Lake Tahoe, take CA-89 to Fallen Lake Road. Turn left, then left again at Tahoe Mt. road, where you’ll continue to Forest Service Road 12N14. Turn right at the large green gate, then continue to the parking lot.

Echo Lakes Trail
Hikers of all ages and ability levels can find something to suit their tastes on the Echo Lakes Trail. If you’re looking for a quick hike, take a short walk to the far end of Upper Echo Lake. For longer hikes, continue on Echo Lakes Trail to visit popular destinations such as Lake Aloha (12 miles) or Lake of the Woods and Ropi Lake (13 miles). Trailhead: From South Lake take Highway 50 towards Echo Summit and turn onto Johnson Pass Road. Stay left until you reach the parking area at Lower Echo Lake.

White Cloud Falls
This mellow trail winds through an alpine forest and deposits hikers at the base of White Cloud Falls. Along the way when you are backpacking in Lake Tahoe expect views of Cascade Lake. Trailhead: From South Lake Tahoe, head north on CA-89 for 9.4 miles until you reach Bayview Campground. Follow the campground 0.3 miles until you find the trailhead.

Rubicon Trail
The Rubicon Trail treats hikers to breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, with a terminus at a historic mansion with views of Emerald Bay. Trailhead: The Vikingsholm parking area is located approximately 9 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on CA-89. The Rubicon Trail parking area is located in the D.L. Bliss State Park on CA-89, approximately 2.5 miles north of the Vikinsholm parking area.

When looking for rentals in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, why not consider a Vacation Rental home or Condo? You certainly want to make the most of your trip to North Lake Tahoe&Truckee and choosing the best place to stay for your family is an important piece of the success of your trip. Hotels and Motels are expected to be crowded and offer limited amenities with little or no kitchen facilities.  Rather than stay at a hotel in Lake Tahoe, why not stay in a Lake Tahoe Rental house or condo for your trip.  Rental homes & condos offer more space, full kitchen amenities and all the comforts of home.  To view the Best Rentals in Lake Tahoe, or to Rent a Cabin in Lake Tahoe, visit Tahoe Signature Properties’ website at Or call Tahoe Signature Properties’ Vacation Rental Hotline at 530-562-4242.

Vacation Rentals are Growing in Popularity in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

Here’s why Families and Couples on Vacation Choose Luxury Vacation Rentals over Hotels.

Many times it’s business as usual when planning a vacation to Lake Tahoe and Truckee, hop on a travel website and look for the best deal on a hotel or motel.  Now as we all know most of these hotels and motels may offer additional amenities such as on site restaurants etc.  But the truth is that hotel and motel accommodations lack for more than they offer.

Hotel rooms are small averaging 400-800 sq ft (Compared to vacation homes that range from 800-10,000 sq ft).  If you have a family a hotel room is going to be cramped.  And usually these hotel rooms offer no kitchen or refrigerator.  Now if you have a family of 6 you most likely will have to get two hotel rooms and with small children this can be a major hassle and expense especially in peak season.  Trust us… free breakfast and internet doesn’t cover the added hassle. Also, hotels and motels can be very crowded and loud.  You never know who is going to be sharing a wall with you and sleep can be tough if you have a loud neighbor and thin walls.

So what do you do?  We would suggest you investigate a vacation rental property.  The homes and cabins in Lake Tahoe and Truckee are beautiful.  Most offering wonderful spacious floor plans, amazing views and a true family environment that offers space to enjoy and privacy galore.  Families who travel for vacation do MUCH better in a vacation rental.  You can BBQ on the deck for dinner, if your home has a pool you can swim or take a dip in the hot tub.  And some homes offer game rooms, free internet, video games and big screen TV’s.  As for breakfast, there is nothing better than cooking a nice breakfast with the favorite food you bought or arranged to be delivered stored in your own full size refrigerator and sip your morning coffee overlooking the beauty of Lake Tahoe while you get ready to enjoy your day of outdoor adventure.

At Tahoe Signature Properties, we specialize in Luxury Vacation Rentals in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee and the rental properties we offer are a cut above the norm.  Beautiful furnishings, excellent locations, spacious floor plans and top notch amenities will make your vacation experience to North Lake Tahoe and Truckee one you will never forget.  As for price, we think you will be very impressed with the value you receive for the amenities our homes offer.  We invite you to see for yourself.  You will never stay at a Lake Tahoe hotel again once you experience the luxury our vacation homes offer.

About us:
Tahoe Signature Properties offers Luxury Vacation Rentals in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee and we are also a Full Service Luxury Property Management Company offering the best Customer Service for our Luxury Rental Property Owners.  Our fees for our Property Management services are very competitive and when you add in our State of the Art property management software and our superior attention to detail and customer service, there is no finer choice than Tahoe Signature Properties.

Call our Vacation Rental Specialists at 530-214-0484 for more information or to book your next vacation in one of our North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Rental Properties, browse our vacation rentals.

We’ll see you in Tahoe!