Top 5 Spring Outdoor Activities in North Lake Tahoe
The North Lake Tahoe area is ripe with stunning natural beauty, pleasant weather, and fun-filled outdoor activities during the spring season. It’s an excellent time to plan your vacation along Lake Tahoe. We’ve put together a handy list of spring outdoor activities in North Lake Tahoe that will help you enjoy your springtime stay to the fullest! Read on below to learn more!
Enjoy the Last Snows
Most years, the skiing season in Lake Tahoe lasts from November through April, making early spring one of the best times to enjoy the slopes without experiencing the intense crowds that come to Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts for the holiday and winter seasons. North Lake Tahoe’s best ski resorts include spots like Squaw Valley, Heavenly Ski Resort, Kirkwood, Northstar California, Homewood Mountain Resort, Alpine Meadows, and more.
Go for a Scenic Hike
From state parks like D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park to hiking trails at the local ski resorts or the Pacific Crest Trail itself, North Lake Tahoe has much to offer in the way of hiking. Trails around here range from pleasant strolls to intense switchbacks and expose you and your guests to views of mountain peaks, glistening lake waters, historic homes, and tranquil forests. Hike to Emerald Bay Lookout or Vikingsholm, a historic Scandinavian-style home built in the 1920s, at Emerald Bay State Park. At D.L. Bliss State Park, the Balancing Rock is an iconic, must-see landmark.
See Lake Tahoe from Above
In spring, Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty shines through, with snow-capped mountains surrounding its crystalline waters. One of the best (and most unexpected) ways that you can enjoy this tableau is from the air in hang glider or a paraglider! Local companies like Uprising Paragliding and Hang Gliding Tahoe can set you up with a once-in-a-lifetime flight. Hang Gliding Tahoe has flights lasting an hour to three hours, starting at $250.00 per person. Uprising Paragliding has tandem flights, instructional packages, and more beginning at $200.00.
Take on Granlibakken’s Aerial Adventure Course
Housed at the Granlibakken Resort, the Treetop Adventure Park provides a unique outdoor space for an exhilarating adventure with bridges, zip lines, and more above the treetops. Suitable for veteran zip liners and beginners alike, the park contains zip line courses broken down into difficulty and height. Children as young as five can ride on the Flying Squirrel Courses, with the Green Course being best for beginners and the Blue and Black Courses for intermediate and advanced kids or beginning adults. The Monkey Courses are more challenging, suited for older children and adults of all levels. Throughout these five courses, zip liners must switch their own SMART Belay claws to the next safety cable at each tree.
Spend Time on the Water
Whether you’re craving a beach day, a fishing trip, a whitewater rafting excursion, or a sightseeing cruise, Lake Tahoe has it all. Kings Beach State Recreation Area on the northern shore of the lake has a sandy beach perfect for sunbathing. The Truckee River flows over one hundred miles to Pyramid Lake, providing incredible whitewater rafting. And of course, Lake Tahoe itself is excellent for boating, paddleboarding, and kayaking.
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