Ralston Peak Trail
South Lake Tahoe, California 95735
Ralston peak is located just west of South Lake Tahoe along Highway 50 before the tiny town of Strawberry. Easy route-finding, not too much vertical gain, and incredible backcountry views make this a great choice for anyone in moderate condition with some hiking experience.
Ralston Peak Trail is a 6-mile loop trail. Dogs and horses share this trail.
Where To Start: Most people start this hike from the Camp Sacramento parking area.
As you drive west on Highway 50, look for the Sierra-At-Tahoe ski resort sign. A mile or so past Sierra-At-Tahoe, look for the small Camp Sacramento sign on the right. If you come to Twin Bridges, you've gone too far.