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Art Hikes

Our Art Hikes are an experience in nature through the arts, where participants experience a variety of artists along a 3.38 mile hike.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to our September Art Hikes. Unfortunately, tickets are now sold out and therefore will not be for sale at the Tahoe XC. We appreciate your support, and hope to see you next year on September 12 & 13, 2020.

Planning your art hike experience

General Information
Art Hikes: Sept. 7 & 8, 2019, 3.19 mile hike
Where:  Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145
For directions:
When: Hikes start at 9:00 am on Saturday and 9:00 on Sunday, tours leave every 20 minutes until 12:20 pm.


Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
925 Country Club Dr.
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Entry and parking

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
925 Country Club Dr
Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Where do I get my tickets?

All Art Hike tickets must be purchased through our TicketLeap ticketing service. For more information: Visit

What time should I arrive and when does the art hike end?

Please arrive 20 minutes early to find parking and check-in. There is a start time on your ticket. Art Hikes should take 3 + hours to complete. Example: hike start at 9:30 am - 12:30 ending the hike. Plan to spend a 1/2 day on the mountain with 10 amazing art in nature sites.

What should I expect attending the art hikes?

The Trails & Vistas Art Hikes are a time to reconnect to community, land, and our creativity. How does this transpire?  You hike in small groups with an interesting guide.  Whether it’s Mother Nature (she’s there) or another one of our beloved volunteers, he/she will guide your way into a parallel universe with surprises along every turn.

The tradition of the art hikes has always been founded in connection to community, to the land around you, to the arts, and feeling more inspired upon each step. We are not a music festival, but want to create an experience of the environment through the arts that is open to all people, all ages. We wanted to focus on the purpose, the gathering and the evolution of human connection. The art in nature sites have been carefully curated and choreographed to most effectively help us in sticking to our foundational ideals with a focus on the interconnectedness to each other and the land around us.

Treat yourself to a few well-deserved hours breathing in the fresh mountain air while embracing an experience like no other. We ask that you capture the experience with your heart and memories, so leave those little tech gadgets at home. Thank you.

What is the trail rated?

The art hike trail is rated moderate with some inclines, There are 10 art in nature sites along a 3.89 mile nature trail, starting at 7,035 feet elevation and will take 3+ hours to complete.If you hike in the Sierra Nevada, then you are fine, we have many stops along the way. If you hike, but need a slower paced walk then select a Leisure Hike which is the same hiking trail, but a bit slower paced.

Do you offer hikes for families?

Yes, Family Hikes are at 10:00 & 10:20 a.m. on both days of the event. Family Hikes are designed for hiking with children with more of a relaxed playful experience. Same route.

Do you offer hikes for nature buffs

Yes, Naturalist Guided Hikes are offered at 11:40 a.m. on both days of the event. Learn more about the land around you with a biologist or nature guide.

Do you offer hikes with a slower pace?

Yes, Leisure Hikes are offered on both days of the event. Leisure hikes will offer a slower paced hike. More suitable for anyone that is in good physical shape, but may not acclimated to high elevation gains.

Do you offer adult mindfulness hikes?

Yes, Mindfulness Hikes are offered at 11:00 a.m. & 11:20 a.m. on both days of the event. ADULTS ONLY - Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts and surrounding environment.

Things to remember

Your purchase verifies agreement and understanding of Trails & Vistas Terms and Conditions.
Bring your printed ticket, or ID, to the event check-in table. We have a list with your name on it.
1) NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES ON TICKETS, but you can gift your tickets to a friend, family.
2) ALL TICKETS HAVE A HIKING START TIME AND AN ENDING TIME, example 9:30 am (start time) 12:30 (end time)
4) NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO- a day to walk in-tune with nature.
5) SPARKY SHOULD STAY AT HOME- the art hikes are a family-friendly event,
7) RELAX, BREATHE, ENJOY! So leave your cell phone at home, camera at homePlease forward this information to everyone in your party. We strive to have each hiker well informed for a great experience on the trail.

What if I lost my ticket?

You may check in with your ID for your hiking tour time. We will have you on our list. Arrive 20 minutes before your tour begins.
If you forgot what tour you are on, then please contact TicketLeap Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm EST.
877-849-5327 |

What should I bring?

Printed Ticket from Ticketleap with time and date. Bring ID if you lost your ticket
• Bring water/ snacks / joy
• Bring your Epi-Pen if allergic
• Bring bug spray if you wish
• Wear hiking shoes, no flip flops or sandals.
• Bring cash or check to purchase artist goods/food
• Wear layers - chilly in the morning, warm sunshine in the afternoon.
• Don't forget your water bottle!
• Wear closed-toed shoes for walking.

What NOT to bring

Remember this is a time to unplug and reconnect. No photography, video or audio recording of artists without written permission from Trails & Vistas Executive Director and artists. Capturing photos, video, or audio of the performance is strictly prohibited due to Equity Artists’ rules.
• No Cameras, video cameras
• No Cell phones (no recording)
• No Illegal Drugs, and cigarettes
• No flip flops, please wear shoes designed for hiking
• No Animals or pets, except service animals
Please contact if you have a service animal

Where should I stay?

For travel deals, hotel reservations, information about Tahoe and Truckee’s attractions, local transportation, camping and more, visit and
Featured Lodging
Truckee Donner Lodge (Great location/Donner Lake)
Tahoe Vistana Inn in Tahoe Vista (Great location/Lake Tahoe)
The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, CA (Award winning hotel in Truckee)
The Truckee Hotel (Historic Downtown Truckee Hotel)

What if it rains or the weather conditions are bad?

The art hikes will go on in rain and smoke, please plan and dress for the weather including a poncho, good walking shoes, and warm/dry clothing.  In the unlikely event that a performance may be rescheduled due to weather.  Management will take into consideration many factors when assessing the situation that presents itself during the day of the art hikes. Management reserves the right to alter the policy as necessary.  Should there be rain prior to the first art hike the coordinators are prepared to hold for rain up to one half hour. If the rain has stopped to a point where the instruments can be dried, the performance will occur. If the rain has not stopped by half hour after scheduled hike time, after consultation with host sponsor and Trails & Vistas management, some or all art hikes will be cancelled that day.

There are no refunds due to weather or other act of God. Please note this is a general weather/smoke policy; The nonprofit of Trails & Vistas management reserves the right to alter the policy as necessary.

World Concert

The World Concert is a Tahoe Peace Project. It features an unforgettable evening of artistic performances and music on the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Amphitheater in Sand Harbor.
For tickets call 1-800-747-4697

Where do I get tickets?

Phone orders 1-800-747-4697

What should I expect at the World Peace Concert

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you… all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset with your friends and family. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of LTSF’s Showcase Series of the Trails & Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Featuring a sonic journey around the world with music, dance, and spoken word. Closing out the Showcase series is Mumbo Gumbo's "genre-bending Americana" music of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, rock, Cajun, and country. Opening with Seffarine: Spanish and Persian Classical, and American Jazz spiced with fiery flamenco dance. Add in Incendio's modern world guitar from Los Angeles, poet Jahan Khalighi, and powerhouse vocalist Davon Fleming, from NBC’s “The Voice” with soul and R & B. And yes we are promoting peace by promoting unity and celebrating cultural diversity. Persons of any gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, age or ability are welcome.

Is food and drinks available?

The main gate opens at 5:30 p.m. allowing early access to the concession area which includes Shakespeare’s Kitchen & Bar and Trails & Vistas swag (our souvenir merchandise). This affords you the opportunity to mingle with family and friends before the performance. Dine at the picnic tables in the dining area or enjoy your meal at your seats. Either way, arrive early and enjoy a pre-show picnic, marvel at the awesome views of Lake Tahoe, or simply bask in the sunset glow.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic dinner and drinks.  Enjoy your picnic at our picnic tables or take your food to your seats. For picnicking at your seats in Lower, Upper, & Side Gallery, cooler size is limited to 14″ long x 9″ high x 10″ wide. Your cooler or bag/backpack should be able to fit between your feet to allow guests to safely pass in the aisles.  Due to space restrictions, coolers are not allowed in the Premium or Café Table seating section.

Directions to the World Concert

Do I have to pay for parking at Sand Harbor State Park?

Beginning with our 2019 season, a Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass (which may be purchased in advance or at the gate) will be required to gain access to and park at the Sand Harbor venue that Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) calls home for all LTSF events. The new $10/per vehicle/per day Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass fee is required by Nevada law and all proceeds support Nevada’s State Parks. LTSF event-related Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes are valid after 5:00 p.m. on the date listed on the Pass only.

While LTSF does not benefit directly from Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass fees, we are pleased to afford our patrons the convenience of securing Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes in advance of their visits as part of our ticket purchasing processes. Pre-paid Entrance Passes are offered as a convenience. Entry to Sand Harbor’s parking lot is “first come, first served” and may be delayed as spaces become available pre-show.For complete information regarding Nevada State Parks Annual Passes/Permits, please visit: Questions related to park hours, entrance policies, etc. should be directed to or (775) 831-0494.

What time should I arrive and when does the concert end?

The main gate opens at 5:30 pm for access to our concession and theater for pre-performance gathering.  There is no need to line up early to secure your seat, as seating is assigned in all sections except Upper and Side Galleries.  Upper and Side Gallery guests may want to arrive a little early to get settled in these first come first served sections.  Music performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and end approximately 3  hours later, including a 15-minute intermission. Patrons arriving after the music has begun will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. As a helpful reminder, it is very dark after the performance when getting back to your vehicle in the parking lot, so bring a flashlight to help you return to your car.

How do I get my tickets for the concert?

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's phone ticket sales and customer service are available from 9am - 4pm PST, Monday through Friday.  Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s telephone ticket sales and customer service are available daily from 9am-5pm PST.  Please call 1.800.74 SHOWS (800-747-4697) to reach a friendly Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival representative to process your ticket purchase and/or answer any questions that you have about the World Concert.

What is the weather like in September?

September in Tahoe is beautiful, September has ideal conditions for an outdoor theater at Lake Tahoe. However, weather changes quickly in the Sierra. Temperatures in the summer months range from highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. The evenings can become chilly. Come prepared with layers to stay comfortable through the performance. Check the current weather conditions before starting out for the performance site.

Does the concert continue if it rains?

The show will go on in light rain, please plan and dress for the weather including a poncho, seat cover and warm/dry clothing.  In the unlikely event that a performance may be rescheduled due to weather.  If you have questions about this policy please call (775) 832-1616.  Management will take into consideration many factors when assessing the situation that presents itself during the evening of the show. Please note the general rain policy that follows. Management reserves the right to alter the policy as necessary.  Should there be rain prior to curtain the World Concert coordinators are prepared to hold for rain up to one half hour. If the rain has stopped to a point where the equipment can be dried, the performance will occur. If the rain has not stopped by half hour after scheduled curtain time, after consultation with stage and house management, the show will be cancelled, musicians, patrons and crew will be dismissed. There are no refunds due to weather.  Please note this is a general rain policy; Festival management reserves the right to alter the policy as necessary.

What if I use a wheelchair?

Wheelchair and accessible seating is available at LTSF, as are assisted listening devices.  Please call the Box Office to order your tickets and make these arrangements at 1-800-74-SHOWS.

TICKETS FOR WORLD CONCERT AT SAND HARBOR STATE PARK, LAKE TAHOECommunity Partner: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Showcase Series PERFORMANCE VENUE: Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe NV State Park, 2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, NV 89451
TIX: 1-(800) 747-4697

Can I bring cameras or flashlights?

Cameras and photos are ok prior to the performance; however, capturing photos, video, or audio during the performances is strictly prohibited due to Equity Artists’ rules.

We recommend that you bring a flashlight in order to return to your car safely after the performance.

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