Chimney Beach Tahoe

Carson City, NV
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The Chimney Beach Trail on the East shore of Lake Tahoe is easy to access and yet a bit off the beaten path. There is a seasonal parking lot and bathroom, and year round roadside parking. Its about a mile of trail down to a sandy beach studded with boulders both in the sand and in the crystal clear blue water, and a historic stone chimney-the last of what stands from a private homestead. Its a beautiful beach for sandcastles, picnics, splashing and enough trail to feel like you’ve hiked with the kids. A toddler may even be able to hike this in its entirety or maybe just half way. Carrier friendly.  Dog friendly.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 500 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The parking for Chimney Beach is about 2 miles south of Sand Harbor State Park on Hwy 28. Space is limited, closed during the winter, however roadside parking is available too.

Trail Contributor

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Christine’s first hike it baby hike was when her daughter was only 4 months old. The hike was a fall leaves theme at an arboretum with toddlers rolling in leaves and parents taking pictures to capture those special memories.

After just one hike, the branch needed a new ambassador and she jumped at the opportunity because she knew the commitment and responsibility was what she really needed to keep it up (it’s hard to get out of the house!)


About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.