Fallen Leaf Lake Hiking and Other Nearby Trails
During your stay at our California conference center, you'll be able to enjoy miles of hiking trails right out your back door. The Stanford Sierra Conference Center is located on Fallen Leaf Lake. You can hike the Cathedral Traill, Mt. Tallac Trail or Glen Alpine Trail. The Mt. Tallac Trail provides great views of Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness. View our trail map for more information about hiking around Fallen Leaf Lake. Also, check out EveryTrail for additional Lake Tahoe hiking information. If you plan to hike up to higher elevations in the spring be sure to wear waterproof hiking boots. With melting snow, many trails at higher elevations are wet. Check in at the office, many of our staf members hike, and you can get an update on trail conditions to your destination.
If you would like to venture further from the conference center, check out the Pacific Crest Trail (also known as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail). This trail is 2,650 miles long and stretches from Canada to Mexico. The portion of the trail that is close to our California conference center is very scenic if not a bit strenuous.
Before your visit you can download and read the Nature Guide to the Southwest Tahoe Basin for only $3.14. Learn more about the natural history, plants, and animals of the region. The guide includes more than 350 photos and drawings.