Page Meadow

Page Meadow

Page Meadow, part of the Tahoe National Forest, is an easy and beautiful hiking area on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.

It is great for snowshoe beginners in the winter and wildflower enthusiasts in the spring and summer. It's also a great place for dogs and views, offering wide-open panoramas of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra crest. Numerous trails—14 miles of them, by some counts—spider-web throughout.

There are several ways in:

• From Highway 89, two miles south of Tahoe City, turn right on Pineland Drive. Turn right on Forest Service Road 15N60 or 16N48 to get to the area.

Another option:

• From Highway 89 just north of Sunnyside, turn left on Pine Street and veer right on Tahoe Park Heights Drive. Continue up the steep hill ) and turn right on Big Pine Drive.  Make your first left on Silvertip Drive. Go to the end of the paved road and park. The unmarked trail starts at the end of Silvertip and will take you and your dog to the meadows.