Epic Winter Means Epic Spring in Reno Tahoe

Packing list: snowboard, swimsuit, hiking shoes, and going-out clothes. You’re going to need all of it for a weekend in Reno Tahoe. Here are three outdoor adventures to spring for:

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1) Ride the Rapids!

This year’s snowmelt means river rapids galore. Connecting Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River cuts through downtown Reno, and when it’s this good you’ve gotta get your thrills whitewater rafting or kayaking along some of its most scenic stretches (rapids Jaws and Bronco will be going off!)

2) Waterfalls and Summit Hikes!

Staying in Reno? Hike up to the iconic “N” at Rancho San Rafael Park, or hike to a hidden waterfall at Hunter Creek. Rather bag a Tahoe peak? Later this summer, the 9.5-mile Mount Rose Trail will reward you with sweeping vistas of the Great Basin and Lake Tahoe.

3) 4th of July on the Ski Slopes?!

With record snowfall this past winter, Reno Tahoe’s gonna have skiing well into spring and even early summer! From Homewood to Mt. Rose, ski resorts have extended the season—you could even be celebrating 4th of July on the slopes at Squaw Valley!

Waterfalls, Whitewater, and Spring Skiing!

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