Mt Rose Wilderness

Lake Tahoe

This wild, dramatic and mostly treeless mountain sits just northeast of Lake Tahoe. The protected wilderness area is a popular destination for hikers and climbers.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake Tahoe attractions

1. Tahoe Meadows

2.87 MILES

Good for hikes in summer and skiing and snowshoeing in winter; there's also a sledding hill.

2. Crystal Bay Casino

4.65 MILES

Crossing into Nevada, the neon starts to flash and old-school gambling palaces appear. You can try your luck at the gambling tables or catch a live-music…

3. Kings Beach State Recreation Area


In summer much of the action focuses on Kings Beach State Recreation Area, a 700ft-long beach that often gets deluged with sun-seekers and water rats. You…

6. North Tahoe Regional Park

6.06 MILES

North Tahoe Regional Park, at the northern end of National Ave, has hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails, a disc-golf course and nice…

7. Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park

6.66 MILES

Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park is the east shore's biggest draw with beaches and hiking for all. Summer crowds splash in the turquoise waters of Sand Harbor…

8. Bower's Mansion Regional Park

7.25 MILES

Just 12 miles north of Carson City off Hwy I-580, almost halfway to Reno, you'll find this fabulous regional park with manicured gardens perfect for…