Few activities in Lake Tahoe rank as high as hiking. Surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of wildness, Lake Tahoe is home to some of the best California hikes – and many of them are steps from Squaw Valley Lodge! From popular California hikes like the Pacific Crest Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail to strenuous jaunts like the hike to Mount Tallac or Castle Peak to short, family-friendly hikes at lake level, there’s so much to choose from when planning California hiking trips in the Sierra Nevada. Guests staying at Squaw Valley Lodge also enjoy convenient access to miles of hiking trails that traverse Squaw Valley ski resort and the Granite Chief Wilderness. Hitch a ride on the Squaw Valley gondola to the top of the mountain for an enjoyable afternoon hike to Shirley Lake with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.