There are numerous trails around the Tahoe basin if you are looking to do some hiking on your Tahoe vacation. The trails also cater to every different ability level from easy to strenuous. Hiking on these trails offers a great way to see some of the beautiful scenery and wildlife surrounding Lake Tahoe which is not often seen along the beaten path. A fact also not known by many Tahoe visitors is there are eleven lakes in the Tahoe area! Many are accessible by hiking. The weather conditions can change rapidly, so it is advised that you bring the proper clothing, equipment and plenty of water. If you are going to venture out into the Desolation Wilderness, you will need to obtain a Wilderness Permit for your hike.