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.

New in 2021: Achieve Tahoe has 2 GRIT Freedom Chairs available for use on any hike!

Summer 2021 Hiking Schedule

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

  • Dates:  June 25th & 27th, 2021
  • Meeting LocationSquaw Valley Park (101 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 4 miles
  • Trip Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm
  • 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.


Truckee River Legacy Trail: This trail offers a great way to explore the Truckee River on a paved path.

  • Dates:  July 9th & 11th, 2021
  • Meeting LocationRiverview Sports Park (12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Trip Length:  2 to 6 miles
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle
  • Accessibility:  Paved trail accessible for all mobility types. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.


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

  • Dates: July 16th and 18th, 2021
  • Meeting Location: Alder Creek Adventure Center (15275 Alder Creek Rd. Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Trip Length: 2 to 6 miles
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Difficulty: Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade: Gentle with moderate options.
  • Accessibility: Firm, maintained dirt trails. Accessible parking and restrooms at trailhead.


Tahoe Meadows on Mt. Rose: Explore the beautiful meadows and wildflowers of Mt. Rose on this gentle loop hike.

  • Dates:  July 23rd & 25th, 2021
  • Meeting LocationTahoe Meadows trailhead parking lot (County Rd. 340 off of Mt. Rose Highway)
  • Trip Length:  1-3 miles
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required.
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle with moderate options
  • Accessibility:  Maintained dirt trail with boardwalks as well as optional single track dirt trails nearby. Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.


Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area: This vast network of trails offers numerous options for all abilities around scenic Dollar Creek.

  • Dates:  July 30th & August 1st, 2021
  • Meeting LocationTahoe Cross Country Ski Area (925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145)
  • Trip Length:  2 to 8 miles, depending on the group
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Difficulty:  Minimal experience required
  • Trail Grade:  Gentle, with 1 uphill section at the start, and additional moderate options
  • Accessibility:  Maintained dirt trail.  Accessible bathrooms and parking at trailhead.


Spooner Lake Trail: Explore the ancient fir trees and enjoy views of Lake Tahoe on this loop hike.

  • Dates: August 6th & 8th, 2021
  • Meeting Location: Spooner Lake Trailhead (Carson City, NV)
  • Trip Length: 2.1 miles
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Difficulty: More info coming soon.
  • Trail Grade: More info coming soon.
  • Accessibility: More info coming soon.


Carpenter Valley: Observe the thriving meadow habitat of Lower Carpenter Valley in Truckee as you meander along the creek.

  • Dates: August 13th & 15th, 2021
  • Meeting LocationIntersection of Alder Creek Rd. & Carpenter Valley Rd (Truckee, CA)
  • Trip Length: More info coming soon.
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Difficulty: More info coming soon.
  • Trail Grade: More info coming soon.
  • Accessibility: More info coming soon.


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

  • Dates: August 20th & 22nd, 2021
  • Meeting LocationTrailhead at Tunnel Creek (1102 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451)
  • Trip Length:  1 to 5 miles
  • Trip Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • 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.


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] or call (530)581-4161 x6.

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. Remove oneself from the activity independently or with the assistance of a care provider if showing signs of illness.

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

If you can’t make one of our scheduled hikes, request a date that fits your calendar by emailing [email protected] or call (530)518-4161 x6.

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.