Explore the East Shore Trail and the Water Trail at Lake Tahoe

New adventures await on Lake Tahoe this summer — on foot, on a mountain bike, or in a kayak. The three-mile Tahoe East Shore Trail in Incline Village opened earlier this summer, completing a major step in a multi-use trail that circles Lake Tahoe.

The 10-foot-wide paved path between southern Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park is open to bicycle and foot traffic. It connects communities, parks, beaches, businesses and other destinations.

Seventeen vista points and 23 interpretive panels have been constructed along the pathway in partnership with the Tahoe Fund to enhance the visitor experience.

The path is open from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Dogs are allowed on the path with leash.

Roadside parking is prohibited on State Route 28 between Sweetwater Road and south of Sand Harbor State Park as marked by signage. About 90 new parking spots with direct access to the path are available at three new parking lots located alongside State Route 28 in Incline Village near Ponderosa Ranch Road.

Tahoe Transportation District’s East Shore Express and Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) offer bus service directly to the new pathway trailhead through Labor Day.

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile water route along the shoreline with public launch and landing sites, wayfinding signage, and paddle routes to match abilities and interests.

Paddle boarders and all boaters, kayakers, swimmers, and lake users are encouraged to use the Lake Water Trail maps.

In 2015, the California Tahoe Conservancy selected the Sierra Business Council (SBC) to help manage, develop, and promote the Water Trail. For maps and more information, visit LakeTahoeWaterTrail.org.

(Photo: Tahoe Fund)

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