7 Unique Ways to Workout in Lake Tahoe

By Shanie Matthews | Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lake Tahoe ... a land where adventure meets elevation! With its stunning scenery and diverse terrain, Lake Tahoe is the ultimate playground for athletes seeking to elevate their training. Whether you're preparing for a Spartan Race or simply looking to stay active, Lake Tahoe offers a myriad of opportunities to challenge yourself and reach new heights. Let's explore seven high-altitude destinations that will take your training to the next level.

Photo: You can't complain too much about exercising with the views in Lake Tahoe. Photo from Tahoe.com

Incline Fitness Trail

Incline Village

Nestled by Incline Creek, Incline Fitness Trail offers a picturesque setting for outdoor workouts. With 18 stations spanning eight-tenths of a mile, this trail provides a perfect blend of cardiovascular and strength-training exercises. Challenge yourself with resistance workouts while soaking in the serene surroundings of Lake Tahoe.

It doesn't matter what age you are, flying through the forests of Lake Tahoe should be on everyone's bucket list. Photo courtesy of Treetop Adventure Parks

Treetop Adventure Parks

North Lake Tahoe

Experience the thrill of aerial adventure at Lake Tahoe's Treetop Adventure Parks. Navigate through treetop platforms, bridges and ziplines as you hone your agility and strength. With locations in Granlibakken, Olympic Valley and Tahoe Vista, these parks offer an exhilarating workout for athletes of all levels.

Lake Swimming

Lake Tahoe, Donner, Fallen Leaf Lake

Escape the heat and dive into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe. With its pristine beaches and refreshing currents, Lake Tahoe provides the perfect backdrop for open-water swimming. Whether you're training for a triathlon or simply enjoying a leisurely swim, Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities to test your aquatic skills. Other fantastic spots for swimming to get the heart rate up include Donner Lake in Truckee and Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

Trail Running

Throughout the Basin

Embark on a trail-running adventure amidst Lake Tahoe's rugged landscape. From scenic routes like the Tahoe Rim Trail to challenging trails like Eagle Falls Trail, Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities to explore its natural beauty. Strengthen your legs and improve your endurance as you conquer Tahoe's toughest terrain. Click here for a rundown of options.

Anderson's Bicycle Rental serves up smiles when it comes to riding. Photo from Tahoe.com

Mountain Biking

Throughout the Basin

Hit the trails and discover Lake Tahoe's breathtaking views on a mountain biking excursion. Whether you're tackling the Flume Trail or exploring the Tahoe East Shore Trail, Lake Tahoe offers a variety of trails for riders of all skill levels. Challenge yourself with steep climbs and thrilling descents as you explore Tahoe's diverse terrain. See your many options here.

Road Cycling

Throughout the Basin

Experience Lake Tahoe's stunning shoreline on a road cycling adventure. With approximately 72 miles of scenic roads to explore, Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities for cyclists. From flat stretches to challenging climbs, Lake Tahoe's varied terrain provides the perfect backdrop for an exhilarating ride. You'll find outfitters and locations here.

The views while road cycling around Lake Tahoe are breathtaking. Photo from Tahoe.com

Bijou Community Park

South Lake Tahoe

Located at 1201 Al Tahoe Boulevard, Bijou Community Park is South Lake Tahoe's premier community park. Constructed in 1992, this park offers a wide range of recreational activities. Included in their exercise offerings is a disc golf course that tests your skills on one of the country's top disc golf courses (no fee to play). There is a skateboard park to hone your skills on ramps, rails and half-pipes as well as sand volleyball courts, a fitness course complete with outdoor fitness equipment and workout stations scattered throughout the park. There's also a horseshoe park. They even offer a fantastic dog park that is filled with great ways to get both you and your furry friend's heart racing with joy.

About the Author Shanie Matthews
A longtime Lake Tahoe local, Shanie is a freelance writer, Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher and positivity warrior. A true lover of the the gorgeous Tahoe region, she connects with the serenity of the mountains via skiing, biking and backpacking. She also believes in the gift of yoga and its way of allowing one to become his or her true best self, a passion she shares with the world with her online yoga studio.
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