Outdoor Activities in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. South Lake Tahoe comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of South Lake Tahoe and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities South Lake Tahoe has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to South Lake Tahoe.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe:

  1. #1 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 1424 itineraries
    The Gondola At Heavenly

    Tags: View Point, Adventure, Adventure Sport, Hill

    Address: Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The gondola at heavenly is primarily a winter attraction, but even in the summer, the sweeping views of South Lake Tahoe that it offers on the way up is worth the Gondola ride. 2.5 mile...Read more

  2. #2 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 589 itineraries
    Vikingsholm

    Tags: Trail, Estate, Hiking Trail, Tour

    Address: CA-89, Tahoma, CA 96142

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    When you pull into the parking lot off Highway 89, you’ll have to hike a short trail to get to Vikingsholm…and it’s worth it! The views of Emerald Bay from here are beautiful. Howev...Read more

  3. #3 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 647 itineraries
    Tallac Historic Site

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Estate, Historical Site

    Address: Tallac Historic Site, Valhalla Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    There are actually three attractions to this place: the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla. It all opens only during summer. The entire area offers a glimpse into Tahoe as it was during the ...Read more

  4. #4 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 1181 itineraries
    Eagle Falls Hike

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, View Point, Waterfall

    Address: Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    One of South Lake Tahoes’ most popular and pretty hikes, this leads along an upper Eagle Fall and a lower Eagle Falls to Eagle Falls lake, which is perfect for family picnics. The water is only ...Read more

  5. #5 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 1259 itineraries
    Pope Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Trail, Water Body

    Address: Pope Beach Campground, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Families love this beach. It’s clean and shallow and long. Watersports include kayaking, swimming and wind-surfing. There are some lovely trails around for jogging and bicycling. Picnic table an...Read more

  6. #6 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 302 itineraries
    Lake Tahoe Balloons

    Tags: Sport, View Point, Tour, Adventure Sport

    Address: Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 am Details

    This is quite an adventure. Early in the morning, you board a vessel, where breakfast is served as you cruise to the launch site. At launch site, you’ll see the highly experienced crew inflate t...Read more

  7. #7 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 891 itineraries
    Van Sickle Bi-state Park

    Tags: Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: Lake Tahoe 15 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Straddling the borders of California and Nevada, this 725-acre park gets its name from old henry Van Sickle, who had a farm here back in the 1860s. Tourists took notice of it when it became an equestr...Read more

  8. #8 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 572 itineraries
    South Tahoe Ice Arena

    Tags: Sport, Entertainment

    Address: 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Timings: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    South Lake Tahoe’s only indoor ice skating rink must be versatile! It has to please many different parties, from ice skaters to, to ice hockey player to just families looking to have a good time...Read more

  9. #9 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 196 itineraries
    Adventure Mountain

    Tags: Sport, View Point, Play Ground, Adventure Sport

    Address: Tahoe Rim Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Snow. Fun. That’s the only point of this privately owned mountain resort. Rather than skiing, the fun here is centred around sledding.    The establishment has about 15 sledding r...Read more

  10. #10 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 367 itineraries
    Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    Address: 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The museum isn’t just one building – it’s a cluster of historical buildings – two log cabins and an Indian basket museum. The collections of exhibits are curious: photographics...Read more

  11. #11 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 240 itineraries
    Thomas F Regan Memorial Park

    Tags: Beach, Park, Play Ground, Memorial

    Address: 811 Lakeview Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA

    Timings: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    The best thing people have to say about this beach is how family friendly it is. The next best thing is how non-touristy it is. Clean and small, and laid out along the shores of the beautiful Lake Tah...Read more

  12. #12 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 212 itineraries
    Temple Bat Yam

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Temple, Cathedral

    Address: 3260 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This Jewish synagogue isn’t usually on everyone’s South Tahoe travel list, but you won’t regret going. It’s a nice, community oriented establishment. The organisation encourage...Read more

  13. #13 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 1 itinerary
    Glen Alpine Falls

    Tags: Waterfall

    Address: Glen Alpine Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

    Glen Alpine Falls is a famous waterfall which gives access to the public. It is situated near the wooded estate where you can explore many nature trails to enjoy hiking. It features several rocks and ...Read more

  14. #14 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 14 itineraries
    Boathouse On The Pier

    Tags: Bar, Pier, Food And Drinks

    Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Boathouse on the Pier is a waterside bar and grill which offers conventional cuisine and is a popular eatery that is loved by tourists and locals alike. From chicken wings to crab cakes, poked tuna to...Read more

  15. #15 of 39 Outdoors Activities in South Lake Tahoe
    - Used in 6 itineraries
    Emerald Bay State Park

    Tags: Park

    Address: 138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

    This breathtaking beautiful park was established in 1953 and is spread over 1,533 acres of land. The park has Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, which is a 38 room mansion depicting Scandinavian architectur...Read more