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Old Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Four days in Lake Tahoe.. suggestions please..

Dear All,

My husband and I will be in Lake Tahoe for 4 days in July. We get there on Thursday afternoon and leave on Monday early morning...

We were interested in kayaking, hiking (gentle 2-3 mile roudtrip hike), may be some cycling and any sailing/boat tours if they are nice..

Any suggestion on where is a gud place to rent a kayak from? And what part of the lake to kayak in? Similarly any suggestions on what is a good hiking trail and cycling trails? Any sailing/boat tours you would recommend? Any must see state parks that we should go to for nice view os the lake and picnicking?

We are staying in south lake tahoe, but are ok to drive as we know north/eastern parts are more beautiful and less crowded..

Thanks!!
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Old Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:53 AM
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When you say "bike trails", are you referring to mountain biking? I don't do that - just road biking for me. If you mean road bikes, the very best place to ride is along the west shore of the lake - one end of the off-the-road path is just south of Sugar Pine Point State Park, and the other is up to Squaw/Alpine or a branch goes toward Dollar Point. From either to the end of the path is about 18 miles (36 miles round trip). The path is not very hard, although there are inclines and it would be good to know how to work the shifters on your bike LOL. Parts of the path are along the Truckee River, which is particularly full and gorgeous this summer, and parts are along the lake. There are a few places you have to cross the road (get off and walk your bike!) and a very small section you have to ride on the road itself.

There are bike paths elsewhere, but none of them is long and continuous like the one on the west shore.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Since you already received biking recommendation for the west shore I won't repeat. If you wish to bike in SLT then definitely rent bikes from Anderson's and pick up one of tehir maps. They are excellent at recommending jsut the right bike trail for your skill level and for the scenery you want.

http://andersonsbicyclerental.com/

You should hike to Angora Lakes from SLT:

I have to run but I'll post directions later.
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To get to Angora Lakes Trailhead:

north on 89 to Fallen Leaf Lake Road and turn left at the first paved road. Continue to Forest Service Road 12N14, turn right and continue past Angora Lookout to the parking lot at road’s end. There is a fee for parking in the lot.


Best place to Kayak is near Sand Harbor. Beautiful scenery:

http://www.sandharborrentals.com/

Sail out of Incline late aftenoon:

http://www.awsincline.com/sierra-cloud-catamaran

Take a boat tour via Safari Rose to the beautiful west shore.

http://www.tahoecruises.com/fleet/sa...-at-lake-tahoe

If not Safari Rose then Blue wave:

http://www.tahoebleuwave.com/
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Old Jul 22nd, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Thanks sf7307 and Suzie!! this is reallly helpful!

Sf7307 I definately meant just regular road biking nothing too strenous I'll definately check out the trail u suggested. Thanks

Suzie, thanks for the recommendations!! I cheked out sand harbor.. It looks gorgeous. I'll definately be going there to kayak. I'll check out the boat tours you hVe suggested!

Thanks!! So looking fwd to seeing the beautiful Lake
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We had a really nice lunch on Friday with only 9 miles left to ride - on the back patio at Firesign Cafe in Sunnyside, just south of Tahoe City. I also highly recommend the burgers at the Bridgetender in Tahoe City - sit out back.
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You should stop in at Sugar Pine state park. You can tour the Ehrmann Hellman mansion.

Also you can tour Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay.

We noticed about a week ago that there was still plenty of water coming donw Eagle Falls so you could hike there out of Emerald Bay - pretty short.

Eagle Rock close to Tahoe City is short steep and has terrific views.

http://www.sierranevadageotourism.or...79A058AA292E4D

We ate at Sunnyside last week or so. It was fab. Ate out on the deck. Here's a web cam of the deck. You can see the clouds building on the east side of the lake due to the extreme heat in the central valley creating the thunderstorms notice how the west side stays sunny?

http://www.tahoetopia.com/webcam/sunnyside-resort
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Old Jul 22nd, 2012, 07:45 PM
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When on the west coast, will definitely try to grab a bite at sunnyside!! We are big foodies so thanks for that recommendation!

Suzie, Eagle rock views look gorgeous.. And it's a nice short hike, so will definitely do it. The webcam doesnt work for me right now, but will try to checkout tomorrow.

Thanks once again for the info!!
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