Whether in snowshoes or boots, any time is a good time to hike in the Tahoe! I will say, spring is an even better time to hit the trails…once the snow has melted! I find this time of year I appreciate the changing of the seasons and love to see the buds in their stages of unfolding as I walk. Everyday seems to bring out a new wildflower.
Spring Hike Recommendations
A challenging hike is the route up Shirley Canyon at Squaw Valley, and do ensure the snow has melted enough before you head up. I recommend taking the tram down afterwards as the views are spectacular. There are several waterfalls to enjoy on the way up to the Shirley Lake, granite boulders to nap in the sun and it’s especially beautiful as the snow-melt fills the creeks. Your dogs are welcome to join you on leash!
Another good place to hike this time of year is the Legacy Trail, you’ll see the fly-fishers out all along the Truckee River, groups of cyclers and admirers of exercise of every ability. The views, breathtaking! This paved trail runs between Glenshire and Downtown Truckee and is fairly level except the east end as it climbs to Glenshire.