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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Best Hike: Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe was voted the best hiking location of 2022 by UC Davis students

By SYDNEY AMESTOY — features@theaggie.org

This year’s Best of Davis saw Lake Tahoe as the student population’s favorite hiking area with 44.8% of the votes. Located on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is home to hiking, skiing and natural scenery.

Students can visit many parks in the Tahoe area, such as Emerald Bay State Park, which is situated on the California side of the lake and is home to dozens of hiking trails overlooking its Emerald Bay namesake. On the Nevada side, Lake Tahoe State Park and Van Sickle Bi-State Park boast their own attractions.

Lake Berryessa Courtesy of Sophia Harris/ The Aggie

UC Davis offers numerous ways to enjoy Lake Tahoe throughout all seasons through the Outdoor Adventures program within Campus Recreation. 

“In fall and summer we offer water-oriented trips like stand-up paddle boarding on the lake,” said Aidan Finck, a third-year ecological management and restoration major and a student employee for Outdoor Adventures. “Also in the fall and spring we do our backpacking around Tahoe. In winter, we do a lot of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Hope Valley.”

Students can visit the Outdoor Adventures website or come into the center for more information, according to Finck.

While there is no bus or shuttle that takes students to Tahoe, one can take the I-80 East towards Sacramento for a little over two hours to get there, weather permitting.

Written by: Sydney Amestoy — features@theaggie.org


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