Riding programs for families and nature entusiasts along trails in gentle hills thicks with pine trees and views of the High Sierra peaks. Offer breakfast rides, BBQ rides, and pony rides.
Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center
Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center offers 100 kilometers of riding trails adjacent to the Tahoe National Forest and Castle Peak Wilderness areas. Equestrian trails wind through beautiful pine forests and aspen groves containing abundant wildlife. You’ll also experience mountain meadows that offer a spectacular display of wildflowers.
Zephyr Cove Resort Stables
Guided horseback trail rides daily. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner rides available. Explore the High Sierra wilderness along scenic trails with lake views. Friendly, courteous cowboys.
Family Recreation in South Lake Tahoe:
The City of Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation
Offers a golf course, campground, parks, and beaches. A Recreation and Swim Pool Complex consists of a 25 yard indoor/outdoor year round swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room, kitchen, crafts room, various meeting rooms, changing/shower facilities, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, picnic area and Parks and Recreation Department offices. Day camps are available for children. Camp Tadaka and Camp Radical are recreational, drop-in activity programs guaranteed to entertain, enrich and amuse your child this summer and are staffed with trained recreation leaders. All bike days require helmets and a bike in good working order. The South Tahoe Ice Arena is a full service ice skating facility. This facility consists of a regulation NHL size sheet of ice, locker rooms, snack bar, retail store, arcade and party rooms. This public facility offers ice skating and hockey lessons as well as public skate sessions.
The Truckee River, from Boca to Floriston, is located near Truckee in North Lake Tahoe. It is a fun, 7-mile guided white water trip, with many Class 2-3 rapids for the first 6 miles and exciting Class 3+ rapids in the last mile. The duration of the trip is approximately 3 1/2 hrs. The river passes through the High Sierra desert, with cottonwoods lining the banks. Though the river parallels I80, the road is out of sight and hearing. The surrounds seem quite remote except when passing by the little village of Hirschdale. Clients are transported to the put-in site on the Little Truckee River near the old Boca town site. Life jackets and paddles are provided and a safety talk will be given. Each raft will be under the control of a professional river guide who will call out commands and help steer the raft. Early in the trip, maneuvering and paddling skills will be explained and practiced. Oar rafts may be provided on request, due to physical limitations. Above the rapid "Bronco," it will be possible for the more timid passenger to disembark and hike from here to the take-out. Most will opt to run the most exciting rapids on the river. At the take-out point at Floriston, the equipment will be loaded while clients are served refreshments and then we return to the original pick-up point.. [More]
Sleigh Rides by the Borges Family
The Borges Family Carriage Rides are located across the street from Caesars Tahoe. For over 30 years the Tahoe family has delighted visitors from around the world with history, fun, and nostalgia. Each 35 minute ride is set in a winter wonderland and pulled by beautiful 2,000 pound Blond Belgium horses.
Offering guided snowshoe tours Wednesdays 4-6PM provided by Cathy Anderson-Meyers, a veteran snowshoer and professional guide who is also a finisher of a number of snowshoe races, a triathlete, a certified First Responder, and outdoor enthusiast.
Cruise through the meadows and mountains in a hand crafted sled pulled by 10 Alaskan and Siberian Huskies at Sugar Bowl. Daytime and sunset dogsled tours available. Beautiful alpenglow and memories of a lifetime.
Sailing and Sightseeing:
Experience the deep blue waters and scenic attractions of Lake Tahoe aboard one of four graceful yachts. Sailing excursions depart five times daily from Zephyr Cove Resort aboard the Woodwind II or from Camp Richardson on the Woodwind I. The 5:30 PM Happy Hour cruise features half-priced drink specials. Also offered are Sunset Champagne cruises at 7:00 PM every evening which include complimentary beer, wine, and champagne!
Scenic Gondola & Chair Lift Rides:
Heavenly Ski Resort
Located one-half block west of Stateline, the Gondola is steps from most major lodging facilities. The eight-passenger cabins take you 2.4 miles up the mountain in 12 minutes while you enjoy views of Lake Tahoe. Just when you think the ride can't get any better, you arrive at The Deck - a 14,000 square foot mid-station observation deck. Located at 9,123 feet, you're treated to views of the Carson Valley, Desolation Wilderness and shore-to-shore views of Lake Tahoe.
Speed Boat Rides:
Skim across Lake Tahoe on Tahoe's fastest® Coast Guard inspected speedboat. Over 800 horsepower will power Tahoe Thunder, a 33 foot high-speed catamaran across the lake to beautiful Emerald Bay. Also available for private charters.