Cross Country Skiing South Shore
Tallac Historic Site Trail
A flat, marked trail perfect for beginners. See great views of Mt. Tallac.
Parking is located 3.5 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. A Sno-Park permit
is required for parking. Pick up the Taylor Creek cross-country skiing brochure from our office which
includes three more short trail suggestions located in the area. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed.
A great area for novice skiers, you can ski over a frozen bog surrounded by aspen groves.
Unmarked paths lead to Hope Valley as well. Grass Lake is also popular for moonlight skiing. Take
Highway 89 South from South Lake Tahoe to Luther Pass and park in one of the plowed turnouts.
Snowmobiles are NOT allowed.
This large, flat meadow is surrounded by aspens and pines.
It is a great place to try moonlight skiing. Use caution crossing streams,
as ice or snow bridges are usually weak. Take Highway 89 south from South Lake Tahoe
to Highway 88. Limited parking is available along the road near the Burnside Lake Turnoff.
Cross the road and ski the meadow northwest of the road. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed.
This flat ski trail offers a scenic and enjoyable experience for all skill levels
of cross-country skiers. The loop trail traverses through open meadows and aspen groves.
Take highway 89 north from South Lake Tahoe approximately 3-1/2 miles to the Taylor Creek
Sno-Park. A Sno-Park permit is required. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed. Pick up the Taylor Creek
cross-country skiing brochure from our office for a more detailed map.
An unmarked, almost flat trail parallels the lakes before climbing in elevation to Desolation Wilderness.
If you are planning a trip into the backcountry, be sure to check the avalanche danger and obtain a wilderness permit.
Day use permits are available at the trailhead, overnight users must register at our office in South Lake
Tahoe or at the Eldorado Information Center in Camino on Highway 50. Take Highway 50 to Echo Summit and turn
onto Echo Lakes Road. Park in the echo Lakes Sno-Park. Overnight Parking is allowed for Desolation Wilderness campers.
A Sno-Park permit is required. Parking is not allowed on the north side of the road. Pick up the Echo Lakes cross-country
skiing brochure from our office for additional information. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed.
Recommended for the most advanced skier, this trail provides some of the best views of
the Lake Tahoe valley and Fallen Leaf Lake. some snowmobiles are usually present.
Take Lake Tahoe Blvd. 2-1/2 miles south of the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe. Turn Right
on Tahoe Mountain Road and climb to the ridgetop. Turn right at the "T" intersection
on Glenmore Way. Take an immediate left on Dundee Circle and another left on the next street.
Park along the road. Ski or walk down the road and turn left on Forest Service Road 12n14.
This road leads to Angora Lookout and up to Angora Lakes.
Trout Creek/Fountain Place
Recommended for advanced skiers, this unmarked trail leads through a meadow and down an unplowed road.
Snowmobiles are allowed. From Meyers, turn right on Pioneer Trail. Continue 3/4 of a mile to Oneidas Street and
turn right. Park on Oneidas where the snow plowing stops. Ski two miles along Fountain Place Road to Trout Creek.
For the advanced skier, continue skiing to Fountain Place, approximately 4 miles.
Back country adventures await in the high Sierra mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe