Lake Tahoe Snowshoeing: Snowshoe Rentals & Tours

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If you're looking for a fun way to experience the beautiful winter scenery in Lake Tahoe, head out on snowshoes. They’re easy to use and require a minimal amount of equipment to get started.

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  • To arrange your own once in a lifetime snowshoeing trip, contact one of the experienced guide’s located on this page.
  • Royal Gorge has over 205 miles of trails, ranging from quick and easy to long and strenuous.
  • Tahoe’s surrounding forest areas are home to nearly limitless snowshoeing opportunities.
  • Rentals are available from several area resorts and retail shops.


Snowshoeing is a great way for people of all ages and fitness levels to experience the spectacular winter scenery around Lake Tahoe. The activity is easy to learn, and requires a minimal amount of equipment making it a great choice for families with kids.

Where to go Snowshoeing

  • Historic Camp Richardson
    Located in a beautiful setting with views of Emerald Bay, Camp Richardson offers more than six miles of marked snowshoeing trails. The trails are well marked and moderate difficulty so this is a great option for families with kids. A small fee is required.
  • Kirkwood Ski Resort
    Boasting more than 50 miles of marked snowshoeing trails, Kirkwood has routes to please beginners as well as seasoned pros. A fee is required to use the trails. Remember, the trails here are also shared by cross country skiers, so use caution. Equipment rentals and lessons are available.
  • Royal Gorge
    If you’re looking for variety, Royal Gorge is your snowshoeing destination. The resort boasts more than 90 groomed trails covering 205 miles. A fee is required. Equipment rentals are available.
  • Forest Trails
    Looking to leave the crowds behind and head out into the wilderness? Lake Tahoe has miles and miles of forest trails that are perfect for snowshoeing. Favorites include Mt. Tallac, Angora Lakes Trail, and Stanford Rock.

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.