From waterfalls and wildflowers to granite rocks and mountain peaks, Palisades Tahoe is home to some of Lake Tahoe's best summer hiking trails.

UPDATE August 2021

At Olympic Valley from at least August 22- September 17th 2021, the Shirley Canyon Trail and Granite Chief Trail are closed. The Western States Trail can be accessed via the Thunder Mountain Trail out of the base area, but not by points east. At Alpine Meadows, all forested areas are within National Forest land, so access is currently prohibited. This includes the Five Lakes Trail.

Please obey all posted signage and closure barriers.

The Thunder Mountain Trail and the Western States Trail, excluding the portion that is currently closed for gondola construction, will remain open. The hikes from High Camp on the upper mountain will remain open as well and can be accessed via the Aerial Tram (subject to closure pending conditions).


Please note: the Western States Trail will experience intermittent closures throughout the construction of the base-to-base gondola this summer. During closures, hikers are encouraged to use other trails, with nearby Shirley Canyon and Granite Chief trails in Olympic Valley as great alternatives. Hikers who ascend to High Camp during operating hours of the Aerial Tram can download for free. See our walking and hiking page for more details.

How To Use our Winter Interactive Map
Click the pink-colored "layers" icon in the top right corner. Here, you can pick what you want to display, including lifts, open lifts, beginner/novice trails, intermediate trails, advanced trails, terrain parks, and recently groomed trails.
    • Download the Palisades Tahoe mobile app to use interactive summer hiking maps, find your friends on the trail, and track your stats. See bottom of this page to download the full hiking trail map pdf.

      The Thunder Mountain Trail and the Western States Trail, excluding the portion that is currently closed for gondola construction, will remain open. The hikes from High Camp on the upper mountain will remain open as well and can be accessed via the Aerial Tram (subject to closure pending conditions).