Snowshoe Hike in Tahoe National Forest

Tahoe City, United States

Experience hosted by Pauly

3 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

On this adventure, we will be hiking with snowshoes, immersing ourselves in the forest on a homemade secluded winter trail. Starting, we will spend 1 hour of hiking up 800’ in elevation at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Up the mountain, we go through uninterrupted Tahoe National Forest. Guiding through the alpine scenery I’ll be sharing stories of the area, history, as well as local flora and fauna. Roughly halfway, we reach one of the highlights of the hike and the scenic reward of Pauly’s Point, an outcropping of rocks, and our highest point of the adventure. From here, world-renowned ski resorts of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley are in full view as they nestle into the Sierra Nevada mountains. Breathtaking scenery surrounds us as we take a break for a snack. On our way down, we will take roughly an hour to meander our way back down the mountain through a variety of high alpine meadows, finishing a loop as we reach the end. Due to the seclusion, seeing another person is highly unlikely. So step off the beaten path and allow me to show you a true mountain outing you won’t surely forget.

This hike is suitable for all ability levels. However, due to the elevation gain, uneven surfaces, and ever-changing snow conditions. This hike is considered intermediate- moderate in difficulty so be ready to break a little sweat. All who attend will be rewarded greatly by the experience.
Other things to note
Eat, Hydrate, and use the restroom prior to the hike. No restroom is available at our meeting location. Make sure to have proper footwear for walking through snow for up to 3 hours. A water bottle or camelback is highly recommended for the hike.
On this adventure, we will be hiking with snowshoes, immersing ourselves in the forest on a homemade secluded winter trail. Starting, we will spend 1 hour of hiking up 800’ in elevation at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Up the mountain, we go through uninterrupted Tahoe National Forest. Guiding through the alpine scenery I’ll be sharing stories of the area, history, as well as local flora and fauna. Roughly halfway, we reach one of the highlights…

What's included

  • Food
    Trail bars, Fruit, Chocolate, and variations of snacks will be available on...
  • Equipment
    SNOWSHOES-- A snowshoe is a piece of equipment that attaches to footwear an...

Meet your host, Pauly

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 62 Reviews
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I have been a professional guide for 14 years, leading trips all over the western United States and through South America’s Patagonia. For most of my guiding career I have been a river guide, hosting guests down local rivers with my family owned rafting company Tahoe Whitewater Tours. When not running the family rafting company, I tend to guide weeklong multi-sport expeditions in Patagonia. Taking guests river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, canyoneering, and glacier hiking. Growing up in Lake Tahoe allowed me to find my passion for the outdoors as well as give me a career in guiding guests to special outdoor areas.
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I have been a professional guide for 14 years, leading trips all over the western United States and through South America’s Patagonia. For most of my guiding career I have been a river guide, hosting guests down local rivers with my family owned rafting company Tahoe Whitewater Tours. When not running the family rafting company, I tend to guide weeklong multi-sport expeditions in Patagonia. Taking guests river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, canyoneering, and glacier hiking. Growing up in L…
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Where you'll be

This adventure takes place out of the backyard of my family's private property. Located only minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. From private access, we follow a personal trail through the woods to one of my all-time favorite viewpoints. Throughout the hike Iconic scenery of Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and the Sierra Crest can be enjoyed in this sparsely populated zone, allowing for an uninterrupted immersive experience

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Alyssa
March 2021
This was such a fun experience! Pauly (and Rusty) take you on a fantastic hike with great views. Pauly is very knowledgeable of the area and gives such great info.
Stef
March 2021
Unforgettable Memories with my kids! The land is magical! The views were stunning! Our guide, Clayton, was world-class and so incredibly kind, professional, and encouraging. The journey was truly fun, entertaining and a boon for growth in a sweet and adventurous way, for all three of my boys- ages 13, 11 and 7! Some things money can’t buy. In this case, pay the toll and enter a world of wonder, adventure, beauty and joy! Highly recommended!!
Emily
March 2021
Great hike with a great guide! Pauly was really informative with many fun facts and a positive attitude. He did a good job of accommodating the mixed group.
Philip
March 2021
Pauly's tour was the highlight of our trip to Lake Tahoe. He gave us a window into an area of Tahoe that we otherwise wouldn't have had access to. The trek was perfect, and we'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to see another side of Tahoe.
Xiaomeng
March 2021
We had great experience with Pauly today, the hiking trip was really beautiful and easier than I expected. Pauly brought his cute dog 🐶. 🐶 is a really sweet boy, he waited for me and hiked with me all the way 😊
Pavan
March 2021
Best hike ever. Pauly explained details of the location throughout the hike. His dog Rusty joined us for the hike and it made the experience even more special!

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  • Mon, 1 Nov
    09:00 - 12:00
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    13:30 - 16:30
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    09:00 - 12:00
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    13:30 - 16:30
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    09:00 - 12:00
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    13:30 - 16:30
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  • Thu, 4 Nov
    09:00 - 12:00
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  • Thu, 4 Nov
    13:30 - 16:30
    €78 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Snowboots or Warm waterproof active shoes

Warm Socks