Despite the properties in Sky Meadows mostly being second homes, the subdivision feels more inviting than empty. Sky Meadow's roads and culdesacs are lined by Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines, giving the community a feeling of quiet and privacy even though it's just a short trip to access the highway. Beyond the sleepy firs and pines, however, adventure beckons. Ziplining through views of Sierra Nevada, taking to the slopes of an award-winning ski resort, or whitewater rafting the Upper Truckee River never seemed so possible when it's all right outside your doorstep.
While elevation around South Lake Tahoe can reach upwards of thousands in feet, Sky Meadows is relatively flat, presenting little challenge to you or your canine companion. If you're looking for a hike that gains elevation, however, there are plenty of dog-friendly trails nearby for you to try out.
In the midst of the Desolation Wilderness, Mount Tallac is a local favorite in South Lake Tahoe. While not as challenging as the Bayview Trail, your way up Mt. Tallac will have you gaining over 9,000 feet in elevation. This hike isn't recommended for senior dogs or those with a low energy level but there are multiple lakes on the way up to the apex so your dog can enjoy a swim if they'd like.
Cascade Falls Trail is another favorite. This moderate hike, like its sisters, offers beautiful views and the chance to dip a toe or two into a quaint, mountain-side lake.