About

Join Achieve Tahoe to explore the trails around Lake Tahoe and beyond! Our staff will guide small, intimate groups of hikers in educational trail adventures. Learn about the history, ecology, and wildlife of the area while engaging in the challenge of hiking.  All of the hikes that we are offering have been carefully considered to ensure the safety and accessibility of our participants, and there are hikes for all abilities.

Due to COVID-19, we request that all participants bring a care provider with them to this program. Care providers will be expected to assist participants with anything that requires close person to person contact to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The hiking program has been planned with consideration for the health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers with protocols for screening, PPE, and social distancing.

Summer 2021 Hiking Schedule

Check back this winter to see the hikes we have planned for summer 2021.

Tahoe Donner Trail System
Enjoy a hike through the wooded and wild terrain of the Tahoe Donner Trail System.

  • Dates: TBD
  • Meeting Location: Alder Creek Adventure Center (15275 Alder Creek Rd. Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Trip Length: 2 to 6 miles
  • Trip Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Difficulty: Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade: Gentle with moderate options.
  • Accessibility: Firm, maintained dirt trails. Accessible parking and restrooms at trailhead.


East Shore Trail
Enjoy stunning views of Lake Tahoe as you hike along this paved trail.

  • Dates:  TBD
  • Meeting LocationTrailhead at Tunnel Creek (1102 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 5 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30am – 11:00am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade: Gentle, except for a very steep hill at the beginning. 
  • Accessibility:  Paved trail accessible for all mobility types. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.


Paige Meadows
Enjoy beautiful views of surrounding peaks as you hike through the open expanse of Page Meadows.

  • Dates:  TBD
  • Meeting Location:  Street parking for Paige Meadows at the end of Silver Tip Drive in Tahoe City
  • Trip Length:  3 to 5 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Slight downhill and uphill sections.
  • Accessibility:  Firm dirt and gravel trail. No accessible bathrooms or parking at trailhead.


Squaw Valley Trail
Enjoy striking views of Squaw Valley Ski Resort and the Squaw Valley meadow while walking this gentle paved path. 

  • Dates:  TBD
  • Meeting LocationSquaw Valley Park (101 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 4 miles
  • Trip Time:  8:30am - 11:30am
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle, except for a moderate uphill at the beginning.
  • Accessibility:  Paved trail accessible for all mobility types. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.


Rates

$15 per day/per person. This includes a guided hike by Achieve Tahoe staff and volunteers. Please bring your own snacks and water. We’ll send you additional information when you sign up. Trip lengths vary based on the size and pace of the group.

If you can’t make one of our scheduled hikes, request a date that fits your calendar by emailing [email protected].

If cost is a barrier to your ability to participate with Achieve Tahoe, please apply for a scholarship here.

Participant Forms

Please complete and return the following forms prior to participating in an activity with us. 

  1. Participant Information Form
  2. Liability Releases (be sure to fill out releases 1, 2 and 3)

Completed forms can be sent by email, fax or mail.

Email to: [email protected]
Fax to: (530) 999-2245
Mail to: Achieve Tahoe, P.O. Box 8339, Truckee, CA 96162

COVID-19 Policies:

  1. Maintain social distancing protocol of 6 feet of separation from non-related parties independently or with the assistance of a care provider.
  2. Wear an appropriate protective face covering that covers nose and mouth for all times mandated by current Achieve Tahoe protocols.
  3. Attest independently or with the assistance of a care provider whether one has potentially been exposed to or has contracted COVID19.
  4. Consent to and tolerate a no touch temperature check and submit a temperature of below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Remove oneself from the activity independently or with the assistance of a care provider if showing signs of illness.
  6. Transport oneself independently or with the assistance of a care provider at least 2 miles on a paved surface with various grades.
  7. Be safely outside for a minimum of two hours in variable weather conditions ranging from sun and heat to rain and cold.
  8. Maintain appropriate hydration and nutrition independently or with assistance of a care provider.

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation in Hiking

For the health and safety of our community, in order to participate in the Achieve Tahoe Hiking Program, a participant must meet the criteria listed below.

  • If the participant has had a traumatic injury or surgery in the past 12 months, they can only participate with a doctor’s release.
  • If help is needed with bladder or bowel routine, feeding tube, or administering prescription medications attendant or family member will be present to assist.
  • Participant can be independent of supplemental oxygen for a sustained period of time at high elevations.
  • For participants with Down Syndrome, the participant must have been examined by a physician for Neurologic Symptoms of Atlantoaxial Instability, found the symptoms to be absent, and has been cleared to participate in high risk sports.

Locations for Hiking

The Achieve Tahoe Hiking Program takes place on various trails throughout the North Lake Tahoe area. Each link below leads to the meeting location on Google Maps for the trail.

Current trail offerings include:

Sign Up

Hiking activities are completed for 2020.

Mark your calendar for November 2nd when reservations for our snowsports program will open!

If you have any questions about this program or the reservations process, please call us for assistance at (530) 581-4161 x 6.

If cost is a barrier to your ability to participate with Achieve Tahoe, please apply for a scholarship here.