Outdoor Activities

Land Adventures

Reno Tahoe is the place for adventure.
Far from ordinary, Reno Tahoe offers a wide range of activities at an even wider range of skilll levels. When it comes to outdoor activities, it's time to choose your own adventure: mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, ATV tours, 
rock climbing, horseback ridingbackcountry adventuresJeep or Hummer tours, or even an off-road experience on an ATV!And if you want a day at the beach and a day on the slopes tied into one - we have the best of both worlds.Looking for good fishing or hunting information? Check out the Nevada Division of Wildlife Web site!Voted #1 in outdoor fun by Rand McNally, Reno serves as the gateway to unlimited outdoor adventure with Lake Tahoe just a short drive away; visitors can enjoy a premier four-season adventure destination!


Reno Tahoe is the place for the cycling enthusiast! It's bike friendly with bike lanes through most cities and most of the interconnecting highways. Road cycling lovers will enjoy the bike lanes throughout Northern Nevada. The picteresque landscape and open cliff faces reminds one of the Pacific Coast Highway. If you're looking to get onto the beaten path, there are several mountain biking paths. Greg Lemond, former Tour de France champion, trained in Reno Tahoe.


The Tour de Nez has been the backbone of a cycling tradition here for the past 19 years. The Tour de Nez (which means Tour of Nose) is a stage-style ride reminiscient of the Tour de France. It's a widely recognized event that is more than just a race. It also encompasses side events that include races of varying levels for those who might not be professionals. There's also an event at the end for bicycling.



Reno and Tahoe hiking trails incorporate some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Northern Nevada with one of the purest forms of exercise. If going solo is not your thing but you are in need of a tour, join Sierra Adventures and trek through glorious mountain landscapes, including the Sierra Nevada, Virginia Range, and other Nevada high desert locales by experienced journeyman.

Horseback Riding

Westward Ho! With a shout and a thirst for adventure, the first pioneers led their wagons and horses through Nevada's frontier. The best way to enjoy this spectacular scenery is on horseback.
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Water Adventures

When it comes to wet and wild activities, Reno Tahoe is making a splash. The Truckee River winds its way through downtown Reno and Sparks, and a variety of lakes are located in the area, including beautiful Lake Tahoe, all within the shadow of the gorgeous snowcapped mountains known as the Sierra Nevada.

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Also, check out the Reno River Festival online. Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake and Donner Lake are superb for enjoying the water. The Truckee and Carson Rivers provide outstanding adventure opportunities. Together they offer fabulous kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, all the popular forms of open-water paddling and water-sports like skiing and sailing or an outing on a personal watercraft. Scuba-diving enthusiasts can submerge and discover hard-to-beat visibility and freshwater aquatic life.

Lake Tahoe has long been considered the "Jewel of the Sierra," not only for its contributions to the scenic majesty of the area, but also for the adventure that can be sought throughout its 193-square-miles of beauty. Looking for good fishing? Visit the Nevada Division of Wildlife Web site! Voted #1 in outdoor fun by Rand McNally, Reno serves as the gateway to unlimited outdoor adventure with Tahoe just a short drive away; visitors can enjoy a premier four-season adventure destination!


You'll never play a better game of golf than when you're in Reno Tahoe. It's science. At our altitude, golf balls automatically fly 10 percent farther. Your ball will literally slice through our thinner air like a hot knife through butter. And with over 50 courses within 90 minutes of Reno, there's a course for every level of play. 

In Reno, courses include the state's oldest links — the Washoe County Golf Course, which was established in 1934 - and the newest courses, including ArrowCreek and Red Hawk. We're even home to Montreux Golf Club, home of the PGA stop Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

You'll also find courses like Wildcreek, LakeRidge, D'Andrea Golf Club and Red Hawk Golf Club in Reno. Carson City, our state capital just a 30-minute drive south, offers the Divine Nine courses, totalling about 70,000 yards of greens and roughs, including Dayton Valley Country Club, Empire Ranch, and the Golf Club at Genoa Lakes.

Lake Tahoe is a 60-minute drive up winding mountains and offers a dozen championship courses, including Edgewood Tahoe, where the star-sutdded American Century Championship is held in July. Edgewood is rated one of Golf Digest's top 25 public U.S. golf courses. Grab your clubs and pick a course — and play like nowhere else on Earth. If you've already decided which course to play, use the menu below for locations, prices and more information.



If you're looking to get in touch with, reconnect with, or spend some serious time with Mother Nature, Reno Tahoe is the place to do it. We have a wide variety of campsites and campgrounds. Be sure to check out our comprehensive list of all the
campgrounds where you can pitch your tent, but if you'd rather camp with all the amenities of home, we also have RV locations spread all over Nevada's Northwest.

 Reno Tahoe boasts as much good camping as just about anywhere on earth. But what really makes it special here is the amount of truly great camping sites you'll find. Whether you want to be overlooking a sandy beach in a sheltered cove, be minutes from 24 hour action or on the shores of a desolate alpine lake, you can find it here. Also remember, camping is not just for summer any more. Due to the numerous passes open all year the access is easy to some of the finest winter camping available anywhere. And compared to a continental climate, our maritime influenced climate is very mild. Camping in any of the wilderness area requires a permit and wood fires are not permitted.

Parks & Beaches

The weather in Reno Tahoe begs for you to be outdoors, so why not oblige? We have a wide variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors and our 300 days of sunshine. From hiking, to swimming, to biking, to beaching, you can do all this and more here than you never imagined.  Our list of Regional Parks will show you all the area parks. If you're looking to soak up some rays, then you'll be after our Beach Guide. Our Lake Tahoe Picnic Guide is perfect for group outings or a quiet table with someone special.