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Chickadee Ridge Half-Day Snowshoeing Hike

Chickadee Ridge Half-Day Snowshoeing Hike

Quick Facts about the Chickadee Ridge Snowshoe Hike:

$90.00 per person | $75.00 Kids 7-12 years
(Highly recommended that kids are 7 or older)

⏰ Tour Time: 9:00am, 12:30pm, 4:00pm 
🚗  Meeting Location: Tahoe Meadows South Trailhead Mount Rose
🚶 Hike Distance: 2-2.5 miles roundtrip

 Duration: Approximately 2-2.5 hours

⛰️ Elevation Gain: Roughly 300 feet

🌅 Scenic Views: Breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe

🎿 Equipment: Snowshoes and poles are provided.

🚀 Experience Level: No experience necessary; perfect for first-timers and beginners.

🌲 Terrain:  Beginner to intermediate trails.
👥 Group Size: We try to keep groups 8-10 people Max
Private Tours: Private Tours are available to book at checkout

Explore the Winter Magic of Chickadee Ridge: Guided Snowshoe Tour in Lake Tahoe

Embark on an enchanting winter expedition with Snowshoe Tahoe's beginner-friendly half-day guided snowshoe hike at Chickadee Ridge, a hidden snowy gem on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, just moments away from Incline Village, NV. Our adventure begins at the scenic Mt. Rose Meadow Trailhead, leading you through a captivating winter landscape with expansive views of Mt. Rose Meadows and the majestic Mt. Rose Peak. This trail is your gateway to an exhilarating snowshoeing experience, guiding you to a scenic ridge-line that unveils sweeping vistas of Lake Tahoe.

Chickadee Ridge: A Snowy Paradise Above Lake Tahoe

Nestled at higher elevation peaks above Lake Tahoe, Chickadee Ridge stands as an ideal destination, especially in years of lower snowfall. At 8,000 feet above sea level, this elevated location ensures an abundance of snow for exploration and play, creating a pristine snowy paradise that starkly contrasts with snow-free areas. Join us for an unforgettable journey through this winter haven, where every step becomes a magical experience in the heart of Lake Tahoe's winter charm.

Key Features of the Chickadee Ridge Snowshoeing Adventure:

🌨️ Winter Paradise at 8,000 feet: Revel in the beauty of Lake Tahoe from an elevation of 8,000 feet, offering awe-inspiring, panoramic views of the entire lake.

🌲 Forest Magic: Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the forest, surrounded by majestic lodgepole pine trees that create a picturesque setting for your snowshoe adventure.

🏞️ Elevation Gain and Overlook: Traverse a mellow and flat initial stretch to get accustomed to your snowshoes. As you ascend towards the ridge, experience a roughly 300-foot elevation gain, leading to a stunning overlook of Lake Tahoe.

🐦 Wildlife Encounter: Descend through meadows and forests while seeking out the lively mountain chickadees that call this area home. These playful birds add a delightful touch to your journey as they interact with hikers.

Your Adventure Awaits – What You Need:

Refer to our Trip Planning section below on this page for insights on preparing for this exciting journey into Lake Tahoe's winter wonderland. Book your Chickadee Ridge snowshoe tour with the blue buttons and let the snowy landscapes of Lake Tahoe become the backdrop to your next magical winter adventure!

Chickadee Ridge Snowshoeing Adventure
Chickadee Ridge Snowshoeing Tour
Chickadee Ridge Snowshoe Tour

Trip Planning For Chickadee Ridge 


  • Double check the meeting location, meet time, driving directions and snow conditions. Give yourself ample time to arrive on time. Winter months tend to have slower traffic as well as slippery roads. It is Important that guests arrive on time. Please notify office if you believe you are running behind. 


  • Ensure you are bringing all necessary items for hike (check pack list below). As well leave non- essentials behind or in the car. Snowshoe Tahoe is not responsible for lost or damaged items while out for the duration of the hike.

  • Use restroom before leaving home, No restroom facility is available at the meeting location.

* Pump yourself up!!! Your about to explore Tahoe’s National Forest!!!

Where We Meet For Snowshoeing

map of lake tahoe

Google Maps: 

  • "Tahoe Meadows South Trailhead, Mt Rose Hwy"

  • Parking can be tight on busy days. Parking is available on both sides of the road

  • Meet our  guide close to the Trail Head for equipment

chickadee ridge meeting location

Detailed Packing List and Itinerary

Detailed Packing List and Itinerary

This hike was our families first time Snowshoeing and ended up being our absolute favorite activity in Tahoe! An absolute must!

Brenda (Dec 2021)

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