Hiking

This program has been planned with consideration for the health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers with protocols for screening, PPE, and social distancing.  Please visit our Return to Play Guidelines page for the most up to date information on Achieve Tahoe protocols for COVID-19.

Join Achieve Tahoe to explore the trails of Lake Tahoe and beyond!  Our staff will guide small, intimate groups of hikers in educational trail adventures.  Learn about the history, ecology, and wildlife of the area while engaging in the challenge of hiking.  All of the hikes that we are offering have been carefully considered to ensure the safety and accessibility of our participants, and there are hikes for all abilities.  Family members and care providers are encouraged to attend.  See you outside!

$15 per person, per day

RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN!

If you can’t make one of our scheduled hikes, request a date that fits your calendar by emailing [email protected].  

Truckee River Legacy Trail – This trail offers a great way to explore the Truckee River on a paved path.

  • Dates:  July 8th and 12th, 2020
  • Meeting Location:  Riverview Sports Park (12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Trip Length:  2 to 6 miles 
  • Trip Time:  8:30am - 11:30am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle with a few moderate hills.
  • Accessibility:  Paved trail accessible for all mobility types. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.

Tahoe City Cross Country Center – This vast network of trails offers numerous options for all abilities around scenic Dollar Creek.

  • Dates:  July 22nd and 26th, 2020
  • Meeting Location:  Tahoe City Cross Country Center Parking Lot (925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145)
  • Trip Length:  2 to 6 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30am – 11:30am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle, with 1 uphill section at the start, and moderate options.
  • Accessibility:  Maintained dirt trails, ranges from multipurpose to single track.  Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.

Tahoe Meadows on Mt. Rose – Explore the beautiful meadows and wildflowers of Mt. Rose on this gentle loop hike.

  • Dates:  August 5th and 9th, 2020
  • Meeting Location:  Tahoe Meadows trailhead parking lot (County Rd. 340, off of Mt. Rose Highway)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 3 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30am – 11:30am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required. 
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle with moderate options.
  • Accessibility:  Maintained dirt trail with boardwalks as well as optional single track dirt trails nearby. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.

Tahoe Donner Trail System – Enjoy a hike through the wooded and wild terrain of the Tahoe Donner Trail System

  • Dates: August 19th and 23rd, 2020
  • Meeting Location: Alder Creek Adventure Center (15275 Alder Creek Rd. Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Trip Length: 2 to 6 miles
  • Trip Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Difficulty: Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade: Gentle with moderate options. 
  • Accessibility: Firm, maintained dirt trails. Accessible parking and restrooms at trailhead.

East Shore Trail – Enjoy stunning views of Lake Tahoe as you hike along this paved trail. 

  • Dates:  September 9th and 23rd, 2020
  • Meeting Location:  Trailhead at Tunnel Creek (1179 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 5 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30am – 11:30am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required. 
  • Trail Grade: Gentle, except for a very steep hill at the beginning.  
  • Accessibility:  Paved trail accessible for all mobility types. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.

Page Meadows- Enjoy beautiful views of surrounding peaks as you hike through the open expanse of Page Meadows.

  • Dates:  September 13th, 2020
  • Meeting Location:  Street Parking for Page Meadows at the end of Silver Tip Drive in Tahoe City
  • Trip Length:  3-5 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Slight downhill and uphill section. 
  • Accessibility:  Firm dirt and gravel trail. No accessible bathrooms or parking at trailhead.

Squaw Valley Trail Enjoy striking views of Squaw Valley Ski Resort and the Squaw Valley meadow while walking this gentle paved path.  Check out more details about this hike on the Access Northern California Database!

  • Dates:  September 27th, 2020
  • Meeting Location:  Squaw Valley Park (101 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 4 miles 
  • Trip Time:  8:30am - 11:30am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle, except for a moderate uphill at the beginning.
  • Accessibility:  Paved trail accessible for all mobility types. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.

We request that all participants bring a care provider with them to all summer programs.  Care providers will be expected to assist participants with anything that requires close person to person contact.

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation in Hiking:

For the health and safety of our community, in order to participate in the Achieve Tahoe Hiking Program, a participant must meet the criteria listed below. 

  • If the participant has had a traumatic injury or surgery in the past 12 months, they can only participate with a doctor’s release. 
  • If help is needed with bladder or bowel routine, feeding tube, or administering prescription medications attendant or family member will be present to assist.
  • Participant can be independent of oxygen for a sustained period of time at high elevations.
  • COVID 19 criteria:
    • Maintain social distancing protocol of 8 feet of separation from non-related parties independently or with the assistance of a care provider.
    • Wear an appropriate protective face covering that covers nose and mouth for all times mandated by current Achieve Tahoe protocols.
    • Attest independently or with the assistance of a care provider whether one has potentially been exposed to or has contracted COVID19.
    • Consent to and tolerate a no touch temperature check and submit a temperature of below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Remove oneself from the activity independently or with the assistance of a care provider if showing signs of illness.
    • Transport oneself independently or with the assistance of a care provider at least 2 miles on a paved surface with various grades.
    • Be safely outside for a minimum of two hours in variable weather conditions ranging from sun and heat to rain and cold.
    • Maintain appropriate hydration and nutrition independently or with assistance of a care provider.

RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN!