Tahoe National Forest

Lake Tahoe

This forest can be accessed from Truckee; it features some great hikes leading you around Donner Summit.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake Tahoe attractions

1. North Tahoe Regional Park

2.89 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…

3. Watson Cabin

3.71 MILES

A few blocks east of the bridge over the Truckee River, this well-preserved 1908 settlers’ cabin made from hand-hewn logs is one of the town’s oldest…

4. Commons Beach

3.88 MILES

Commons Beach is a small, attractive park with sandy and grassy areas, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a climbing rock and playground, as well as free…

7. Fanny Bridge


Just south of the always-jammed Hwy 89/28 traffic stoplight junction, the Truckee River flows through dam floodgates and passes beneath this bridge,…

8. Kings Beach State Recreation Area

4.64 MILES

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…