Okay, so this spot might not be totally secret. After we arrived in North Tahoe, we intended on doing some paddleboarding, but nowhere was renting them out due to high winds. I instead looked up some hikes with picturesque views and came upon this 2.7 mile hike to Skunk Harbor.
The trailhead starts at an old green pipe gate on Highway 20. We parked on the side of the road and began the descent down. This trail follows an old road and you can still see the railroad grade from the late 1800s. The descent is a super easy downhill hike with views of the lake down below.
Once you make it to the shores of Lake Tahoe, you'll see the remains of a family's summer home. I could only imagine the life of luxury they must've led to have a home built in such a secluded place.
The water in Tahoe is amazingly blue. There were large boulders to climb out on and really take in the beauty of this place. We stayed for a little over an hour as the sun was starting to disappear. We were the only people on the trail, and we never saw another person while at Skunk Harbor. So while it might not be completely secret, you have a pretty good chance of spending some alone time there.
Lake Tahoe is definitely somewhere we want to go back and explore. What's your favorite thing to while in Tahoe? Do you prefer the North or South shore? If you're interested in staying in Tahoe, check out AirBnB for great deals on amazing lake front homes. Click here to get $35 off your first trip with AirBnb!