- The areas numerous snow parks provide quick access a variety of trail systems.
- The Rubicon Trail is a great choice for experienced riders looking for a challenge.
- Rentals and tours are available from several area providers.
- A parking permit is required at all area snow parks.
If you’re looking for a fast paced, high-speed thrill ride on beautiful backcountry trails, snowmobiling is your sport. Lake Tahoe boasts hundreds of miles of groomed trails and tracks, with routes to suit all inclinations and ability levels.
Where to go Snowmobiling
- Hope Valley Snow Park
Located approximately 5 miles east of Carson Pass on Highway 88, the Hope Valley Snow Park offers miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Remember, cross country skiers and dog sleds also use these trails, so use caution. No overnight parking is allowed here.
- Donner Summit
Located off the Castle Peak exit of Highway 80, Donner summit provides access to numerous snowmobile trails. The parking lot here is limited to 100 vehicles, and weekends can be crowded, so make sure you get here early to get a spot.
- Yuba Pass
Home to more snowmobile trails then of any of the parks listed, Yuba Pass is located off the Donner Lake exit of Highway 80 on Donner Pass Road.
- Rubicon Trail
This world famous trail offers experienced snowmobilers a challenging tour through Tahoe’s backcountry. Along the route you’ll pass many alpine lakes as well as cross over Rubicon Springs. Make sure you bring along a good map for this one.
Take Note: Beginning December 1st, a snow park permit is required for all vehicles parked at the above trail heads.
Lessons and Rentals
Rentals are available from several area providers.
If you’re looking for gear, lessons, or advice, take some time to explore the suppliers, outfitters, and shops located on the page. They provide expert advice and invaluable local's only knowledge.