Rubicon Trail in Lake Tahoe
I have been fortunate enough to hike the Rubicon Trail twice. It's one of my favorite hikes. (Top 3 I would even say.) Round trip it's about 8 miles. You can do half the hike if you park one car at the Vikingsholm entrance and another car at the Rubicon Trail entrance. The scenery is just breathtaking. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
The next time you head to Lake Tahoe, make this hike a priority on your list of things to do. Here are some tips: Bring lunch and/or snacks, water, sunscreen, and a bathing suit! Parking can be a pain in the a on the weekends, so plan on going early and not at noon when everyone else is.