Meeks Bay

Meeks Bay

Meeks Bay, California 96142

Named for John Meeks, the original owner of the land, Meeks Creek is a western tributary of Lake Tahoe. The small town of Meeks Bay is located at it's mouth in El Dorado County.

200 yards past the Meeks Bay Resort you can park at the old log building on the right and make your way on the dirt path.  Please do not block the driveway.  If you are planning a longer hike into the wilderness, please fill out a day permit.  
The Meeks Bay trail follows the creek paralleling Meeks meadow and eventually meeting the Pacific Crest Trail between Phipps Peak and Middle Velma Lake. 

In the winter the lower 1.8 miles of the trail are ideal for snowshoeing.

Parking is limited. Please pick up after your dog. 

Hiking, Snowshoe, Dogs, Dog Friendly, Snow, Winter, Tahoe, El Dorado County

Dog playing in water
Clover playing in Fallen Leaf Lake. Premshiree-Pillai (CC)
Most hikes around Lake Tahoe—and there are hundreds—can be enjoyed with your best friend. But if your goal is to bask in fall color, better get a move on.  The aspens and other color-makers at higher elevations have already peaked, but you’ll still find some golden glow around the lakeshore. Go to for leaf-peeper updates—and, as always, check weather reports before rounding up your pup and heading into the high country. Be prepared for snow, because at this time of year, you never know! more »
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