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Summer Hiking

Guided Hikes

Perfect for a weekend retreat with the family or trekking solo, Northstar California's guided hikes are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Northstar's natural history, flora, fauna, and hiking trails in a healthy and entertaining way.  These fun and educational hikes are offered throughout the summer during Bike + Hike Park operations, weather and conditions permitting.

Free Guided Hike Time* Rate Ability
All ages welcome 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Free* Green CircleBlue SquareBlack Diamond
Come and join Northstar’s Hiking Guides to explore the breathtaking flora, fauna and vistas of the Sierra Nevadas. Our local guiding experts will take you on a journey through the pioneering history of Tahoe, local Washoe Tribe history as well as the geological marvels that created our beautiful mountains and lakes. Along the way you will come across information vista points that describe the Northstar Habitat Management Plan. Our guides will assess the group and help select a route, based on duration, distance and athleticism. The pace of the hike will be dictated by the slowest in the group. Nobody gets left behind! If you are seeking a more personalized hiking experience with one of our guides you can book private guided hikes based upon duration. Leashed four-legged friends are always welcome. Be sure to bring water + water dish.

*Weather and conditions permitting. Free Guided Hikes do not include a required $15 hiking ticket ($8 for kids age 5-12).


Water, sunscreen and appropriate, durable footwear. A hat is recommended.


Hiking tickets are available for purchase in the Village at Northstar at the Tickets & Season Pass Office or Summer Fun Center

Private Guided Hikes

Private Guided Hikes Times Rate Ability
2-hour Your choice $139 Green CircleBlue SquareBlack Diamond
3-hour Your choice $189  Green CircleBlue SquareBlack Diamond
6-hour 10:30 a.m. $239  Green CircleBlue SquareBlack Diamond

To make reservations, please call Northstar at 1.800.GO.NORTH 


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