hiking Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Walking with Poles Burns Up to 46% More Calories!

Walking with poles burns 450 calories/hr; walking without poles burns 280 calories/hr


“Trek out” the Carson Tahoe Wellness Mile!

Looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors while getting some exercise?  Carson Tahoe Health offers a Wellness Mile located at the 80-acre, master-planned regional medical campus! Whether you’re walking, biking,  or running, you can choose to travel the main Wellness Mile loop, the third-mile Nature Trail, or the quarter-mile Tranquility Loop. These new scenic trails offer majestic views overlooking Carson City and the surrounding Eagle Valley. The trailhead is located on the northeast end of the campus adjacent to a spacious parking lot and features a large map to explain possible routes. Each trail is clearly marked with distance traveled and offers encouraging health tips as visitors make their way along the path. Some points of interest …


Be a Happy (last minute) Camper! Top 4 Local Places to Camp without Reservations

Not everyone is a planner. Because, let’s face it – not everyone, while bundled in January fleece and dodging rain puddles, can envision the balmy summer months ahead and imagine pitching tents under the stars and building bonfires for s’ mores. So camping in our region can be a little unforgiving for those of us who like to fly, if just a little, by the seat of our pants. We get inspired mid-week on a sunny day and want to go camping NOW. Luckily, if you forgot to reserve a campsite last winter, you can still find great camping – last minute – anytime this summer. Check out this list of campsites that don’t take reservations, and are offered on …


5 Northern Nevada Outdoor Activities to Try this Weekend

Wondering how to get your family off the couch this summer? These dog-day recreations help put the fun back in fitness—and may just bring your family closer together, too. Hiking – Trail trekking is one of the best outlets to enjoy the natural treasures of Northern Nevada. If you’re looking to spend family time on foot, Echo Lakes Trail is an ideal option. Carved out between some of the highest peaks around Lake Tahoe, the shady Echo Lakes Trail affords one of the best views of the Basin from an outlook near its starting point. The trail has multiple entry points so you can plan as short or as long of a hike as you’d like. Younger children will enjoy …


6 Fun Things to do at Washoe Lake

Looking for a nice lake escape in Northern Nevada, but don’t want to make the drive to Lake Tahoe? Try exploring Washoe Lake State Park, which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities year round. The major features are two lakes – Washoe Lake to the south and a much smaller Little Washoe Lake to the north. Here are six of our favorite things to do at Washoe Lake. 1. Hiking – The best time of year for hiking is during the spring and summer months. The desert, hills and lakes of the valley come alive with wildflowers, newborn quail and cottontail rabbits. There are an assortment of hiking trails and maps are available at the park office and …