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Palisades Point Half-Day Snowshoeing Hike

Palisades Point Half-Day Snowshoeing Hike

Embark on an unforgettable half-day snowshoeing adventure in Lake Tahoe, exploring the breathtaking winter wonderland of the Lake Tahoe National Forest. Our expert-guided snowshoe tour is designed to cater to both beginners and intermediates, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, physical activity, and a touch of local history.

$95.00 per person | $75.00 Kids under 12 years
(Highly recommended that kids are 10 or older)

⏰ Tour Times: 9:00am and 12:30pm 
🚗  Meeting Location: 2450 River Road, Tahoe City CA 96145
🚶 Hike Distance: 3.3 miles roundtrip

⌛ Duration: Approximately 3 hours

⛰️ Elevation Gain: Roughly 800' feet

🌅 Scenic Views: Sierra Crest, Palisades Tahoe, Tahoe National Forest 

🎿 Equipment: Snowshoes and poles are provided.

🚀 Experience Level: No experience necessary; perfect for adventurousbeginners.

🌲 Terrain: Adventurous Beginner and Intermediate terrain
👥 Group Size: We try to keep groups 8-10 people Max
Private Tours: Private Tours are available to book at checkout

Discover Palisades Point on a Guided Snowshoe Trek in Lake Tahoe

Escape the ordinary with our snowshoeing excursion that takes you through a secluded winter trail in the Lake Tahoe National Forest. Traverse the pristine landscape with snowshoes strapped to your feet, ascending 800 feet up the mountain to the remarkable Palisades Point. This vantage point offers an unparalleled view of the renowned ski resorts, Alpine Meadows and Palisades Tahoe.

Unveil the Beauty of Palisades Tahoe on a Guided Snowshoe Tour

The journey to the Palisades Tahoe overlook is an achievement in itself, requiring approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of hiking through the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountain terrain. At the summit, our Snowshoe Tahoe guide awaits with an assortment of snacks, creating the perfect setting for a well-deserved break. Indulge in photo opportunities, engage in conversations about the rich history, and immerse yourself in the spectacular vistas of Palisades Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.

A Unique Snowshoeing Experience: Seclusion and Serenity

Thanks to our private snowshoe trail, encountering another soul is highly improbable. Step off the beaten path and allow us to guide you on an authentic mountain outing that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Moderate Exercise for All Levels: Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe

This snowshoe hike, suitable for beginners and intermediates, boasts a total distance of 3 miles and spans approximately 3 hours. The 800-foot elevation gain, undulating surfaces, and ever-changing snow conditions classify this hike as moderate exercise. While participants may break a little sweat, the rewards of this experience far outweigh the effort. This family-friendly adventure is recommended for children aged 10 and older.

Book Your Snowshoe Tour for a Uniquely Tahoe Experience

Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the snowy alpine meadows, relish the thrill of a guided snowshoeing adventure, and create lasting memories in the heart of Lake Tahoe. Join us for an unforgettable journey to Palisades Point and beyond, where every step is a step closer to nature and adventure. Refer to our Trip Planning section below on this page for insights on preparing for this exciting journey. Book your spot now with the blue buttons and let the snowy landscapes of Lake Tahoe become the backdrop to your next great adventure!

Meeting Location
Map of Palisades Point Snowshoe Route

Trip Planning For Palisades Point 


  • 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

meeting location for palisades point
2456 River Road, Tahoe City CA 96145
  • Use caution pulling in of of the busy highway

  • Ample parking in our area for everyone in your group.

meeting location for palisades point

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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