Outdoor Activities in Northern Nevada
Outdoor activities in Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley are limitless. From the shores of South Lake Tahoe to the summit of Job’s Peak, this area is jam-packed with outdoor recreational opportunities. Two words that apply to many of the outdoor activities available in the area are “World Class”. From kayaking the mighty Truckee and Carson Rivers to backpacking in the High Sierras, outdoor enthusiasts will find this wonderland challenging, enjoyable, and rejuvenating. The four distinct seasons coupled with the unique geography provide year-round outdoor activities.
Road cyclists will enjoy the challenge and personal accomplishment of riding the high mountain passes. Alpine County is home of the Tour of the California Alps (aka The Death Ride), one of the most challenging one-day bicycle rides in the country. Mountain biking in the Carson Valley offers some of the most challenging and scenic trails in the USA”check out the Flume Trail that overlooks Lake Tahoe.
There are many hiking opportunities in the area. Some of the best day hikes include:
Lake Tahoe is perhaps best known for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding options and resorts. But, Tahoe is also the perfect place to enjoy water sports. Power boating, sailing, and fishing are just a few of the options you can enjoy. Fly-fishing and kayaking are other popular outdoor activities in Lake Tahoe.
Visit the Douglas County Department of Parks and Recreation and discover a myriad of local indoor and outdoor activities for adults, teens, and youth.
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