4 Trail Running Courses in Lake Tahoe that are Great for Anyone

Time to lace up your jogging shoes! Trail running in Lake Tahoe is huge. The area is home to many runners hosts some of the most scenic 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, marathons and ultra marathons can be found up in the high sierras.  Even if you’re planning on relaxing, Lake Tahoe also has many beautiful fun runs.

Whether you want to push yourself to the limits or just have some fun in the mountains, OneRooftop wants to help you plan the perfect vacation in Lake Tahoe.

OneRooftop has highlighted FOUR beautiful trail running spots around the Tahoe area that you should look into for this summer and autumn. We’ve ordered them by calendar date! =)


Run to the Beach (4th of July!)

Feels great to finish!

Feels great to finish! Photo credit:  © Lefrak Photography

Location: North Tahoe
Date: July 4, 2016
Distance: 5K & 10K
Register: Tahoe Trail Running

Going to Tahoe for the 4th of July? This is a really fun opportunity to see some beautiful sites while also getting active. Trail begins in in North Tahoe Regional Park and continues down to Tahoe Vista Recreation Area with a lovely beach for swimming. Great for kids too that want to run or walk!


Emerald Bay Trail Run

This trail is situated just above one of Tahoe’s most photographed locations. If you plan to attend, consider lodging nearby on the Westshore.


Photo Credit: © Lefrak Photography

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
Date: September 18, 2016
Distance: 7.5 miles
Register: Tahoe Trail Running


Lederhosen Trail Run

This one will be fun. As you can see, runners will dress up in German oktoberfest gear and participate in either the 5K or 10K race. After the run you can go get a beverage and enjoy the other tasty side of Oktoberfest! =)


Celebrate Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe! Photo Credit: © Lefrak Photography.

Location: Squaw Valley, California
Date: September 24, 2016
Distance: 5K & 10K
Register: Tahoe Trail Running


Tahoe Flume Trail

An autumn run, so the air will be a little crisper with a beautiful view of the lake. A great way to see more of North Tahoe, especially if you’re on the Nevada side of the lake!


The beautiful views you get while running. Photo Credit: © Tahoe North.

Location: Incline Village, Nevada
Date: October 1, 2016
Distance: Half Marathon
Register: Ascent Runs


Need more? Check out North Lake Tahoe’s Ale Trail — a map of hiking trails, mountain biking routes, kayak hideouts and paddleboarding highways. All these amazing outdoor activities will lead to a fun watering hole where you can get a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail.


About OneRooftop

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