From parking lot, hike 0.9 miles on paved roads into
Head back to the parking lot on the Lighthouse Trail, passing a cliffside lighthouse (and one of the highest placed lighthouse's in the world). At the trails end, turn left, and retrace the road back to the upper lot.
Season alert: This trailhead can be accessed in any season when other nearby trailheads are closed in winter.
Hiking during the summer season? Try out this longer route, which starts from Emerald Bay.
Mapped by Kari Bodnarchuk
Trailhead: From South Lake Tahoe, take CA 89 toward Emerald Bay State Park. Turn right onto Lester Beach Rd. and park in upper lot immediately to the left.