Author to discuss some of the Lake Tahoe region’s best hikes |

Author to discuss some of the Lake Tahoe region’s best hikes

Adam Jensen
Big Meadow is among the many destinations for hikers in the Lake Tahoe region.
Tracy Salcedo / Courtesy |

The Lake Tahoe region offers hundreds of hikes, from short walks to deep-into-the-wilderness outdoor adventures; and a Bay Area author who has published a pair of books on hiking in the region will be at the South Shore this Friday, July 8, to talk about a few of the options available.

Author Tracy Salcedo presents “Best Lake Tahoe Hikes” at Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Friday.

People can hike on flat bike paths or steep granite trails into the High Sierra and everything in between at the lake, Salcedo said Tuesday.

“It’s just spectacular and always has been,” Salcedo said. “You can’t go wrong hiking at Lake Tahoe.”

Salcedo has written two books covering hikes at the lake, “Best Easy Day Hikes-Lake Tahoe” and “Best Hikes Near Reno-Lake Tahoe,” along with several other outdoor guides pertaining to Northern California.

On Friday she’ll discuss hiking essentials and how to be prepared for a walk in the woods, as well as some of her favorite hikes in the region.

Galena Falls, numerous trails in Desolation Wilderness, the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, Skunk Harbor and D.L. Bliss State Park’s Lighthouse Trail are among Salcedo’s top picks and will likely be among the hikes featured during Friday’s program. The presentation will also be interactive, allowing attendees to get information on hikes that best suit their own interests

The program takes place at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center as part of a Summer Speaker Series that is a partnership between Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Ally Holmes, program coordinator with Tahoe Heritage Foundation, said that even though she’s a South Shore resident and hiker, she’s interested to hear what hikes Salcedo knows about that maybe she doesn’t.

“Our purpose with the Friday night programs is to help educate the public with things going on around the lake,” Holmes said.

The program will be approximately one hour long. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person to attend.

Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located three miles north of the “Y” on State Route 89. More information is available by calling 530-543-2674.

Salcedo’s books are available at, and other online retailers. More information on 2016 Lake of the Sky Amphitheater programs is available at

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