Recreation & Outdoors
Nearly 3,000 cyclists from throughout the United States come to Tahoe to ride around the Lake.
Bike the West and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society invite you to participate in the 26th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring rides you will ever experience. Spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and fully supported by experienced ride organizers makes this ride is a ‘must do’ for any avid recreational bicyclist. Please check their equipment policy for restrictions or approval.
The Thunderbird is Lake Tahoe's most scenic paddle. The start is at the beautiful Sand Harbor beach, a Nevada State Park. The sandy beach gives way to Tahoe's most beautiful paddling area featuring clear water, large franite boulders, epic Sierra veiws, and the historic Thunderbird Lodge.
Event begins at 6:00AM and the paddlers paddle until 11:00AM.
Same Awesome Venue, New Course!
The ultimate Tough Mudder course, Tough Mudder Tahoe Presented by Merrell is a product of our mad-minded design team and Mother Nature herself. Winding trails and steep mountain climbs collide, forcing you to dig deep and embrace the challenge while soaking in epic views.
10 – 12 Miles, 20+ Obstacles!
Ready to leave the ordinary behind and make some fresh muddy memories at Tough Mudder Tahoe? You’ll do all that and more when you tackle classic Tough Mudder mud run obstacles and brand new 2017 upgrades. Ordinary won’t know what hit it.
Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won't find anywhere else.
Registration and additional event details can be found on the Tough Mudder website, www.ToughMudder.com.
The Squaw Valley Half Marathon starts and finishes at the iconic Village At Squaw Valley, site of the historic 1960 Winter Olympics. The course is fast and flat, a scenic out and back featuring mainly paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River. During the route keep an eye out for bald eagles, mule deer and trout leaping out of the river all while enjoying the cool, refreshing sierra air.
You will be supported by five aid stations along the course which will have water, electrolyte beverage and a variety of fruit and snacks. At the finish we will have the music pumping, a selection of recovery foods and some ice cold Lagunitas beer and soda to celebrate your accomplishment.
Stick around to cheer on the other runners and relax in the Village while enjoying a perfect Squaw Sunday afternoon. This one you will not want to miss!
Race start is located at the East Side of the Village. Look for our white registration trailer and iconic Tahoe Trail Running finish arch.
Join us in the heart of Tahoe City to celebrate the beginning of summer at The Tahoe City Solstice Festival. In addition to Tahoe City’s distinctive charms – including convenient lake access, acclaimed artists, fabulous restaurants and notable shops and galleries you can celebrate summer at the Thursday Farmers Market, Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show on Friday, Saturday Tahoe City Wine Walk and Sunday’s Concert at Commons Beach are annual Solstice Festival highlights.
The Tahoe City Solstice Festival, June 15-18, may be the best place to celebrate Father’s Day at the lake. Many people take the opportunity to shop and wrap up the day with dinner in Tahoe City. It’s going to be a great Solstice Weekend in Tahoe City!
Escape the daily grind this June 16th through the 25th in one of the world’s top outdoor playgrounds. Adventure Sports Week Tahoe was created for those who appreciate clean air, clear water, scenic single track, and an elevated heart rate.
Come challenge yourself during the day in one of the many competitive events including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding, and swimming. Then relax in the evening while exploring North Lake Tahoe’s communities and mountain villages. Catch a live concert by the lake, or bring the whole family out for a movie on the beach.
Triathlon | Trail Running | Stand Up Paddling | Mountain Biking | Clinics | Free Guided Hikes-Rides-Runs | Film | Live Music | Kids
The Burton Creek Trail Run takes place on a beautiful, fun and challenging trail system within Burton Creek State Park near Tahoe City, CA. The course features miles of single track through pine forests and high sierra meadows.
Burton Creek collects the runoff from the Mt. Watson watershed as it heads to into Lake Tahoe. You’ll see and hear the creek often and June is a great wildflower time of year as well. Choose between from the 6K, 12K, or Half Marathon. The Burton Creek Half Marathon is one of the best Lake Tahoe Half Marathons. Also bring the kids as we offer age appropriate distance kids races for those 4 and older.
Race start is located at, Highlands Community Center, 938 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Be one of the lucky ones by celebrating our country’s birthday at Tahoe City’s 72nd annual 4th of July Fireworks Show! The festivities will begin as a fun family beach day in Tahoe City leading up to the biggest, brightest and most dazzling firework show to date! Enjoy the lake all day long with food & activities taking place on Commons Beach and throughout town.
Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.
The 2017 Tahoe Cup Paddle Race Series continues with the 'Waterman's Paddle Jam' (formerly the 'Jam From The Dam') on Saturday, July 15th. This is the second race in the series and offers paddlers a 6-mile out and back race that starts and finishes at Waterman's Landing in Carnelian Bay.