Monday, October 22, 2012

Hiking Lake Tahoe :: Round Lake

Considering it snowed last night it's comical I'm blogging about hiking, but yesterday I squeezed in one last Fall hike. My friend Arica and I layered up, loaded up the pups and headed out to Round Lake for a little leaf peeping. The Aspens are so beautiful right now!

To get to Round Lake, park in the Big Meadows parking area and cross the highway and you'll see the trail head -- start hiking. The hike is fairly easy and only 6.2 miles round trip. Don't let the first part of the trail scare you as it's a bit steeper and rocky. Before you know it the trail opens up to a big meadow. At this point the pups were running laps around each other!

If you're looking for wildflowers this is a great hike June/July as everything is green and blooming.

Three miles later we arrived at our destination. Can you tell in the picture below it was a little windy? The crazy dogs even jumped in the water.

Yup - Here I am trying to take a picture with my sweet girl and all she wants is someone to throw the stick for her.

It was a great way to start Sunday off. I was home by noon with plenty of time to bake an apple crisp, tend to house chores and watch the SF Gaints!

How to get there: 
From South Lake Tahoe, take hwy 50 towards Sacramento, turn left (east) onto highway 89 (Luther Pass). Follow highway 89 up towards Luther Pass, turn left into the Big Meadow parking area about a mile  before Luther pass. Park in this lot where you will also find a restroom and information center. It is easy to miss the left turn into the lot, but if you get to where the road flattens out and you can see a large grass meadow to the right, you’ve gone too far.

Linking up with:

Leeann at Join the Gossip, Sami at Sami's Shenanigans & Dana at five30three for Weekend Update


  1. Wow that's beautiful! I've seen alot of bloggers post about Lake Tahoe and its quickly moving to the top of my places I want to visit list!

    Have a great week!

    1. Hi Clarissa,

      It's a must visit. In my opinion August is the best summer month with perfect conditions for hiking, boating and well around relaxing. As for winter I would suggest February since there is usually a decent snow-pack by then. Have a great week.

  2. O it is so pretty! My hubby and I are having a (kidless!) weekend up there in Feb and I can't wait!

    1. Kate,

      I'm lucky to call Tahoe home. Let me know if you have any questions. It's gorgeous in Feb too!