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Cove East Trail Snow Shoe

Cove East Snow Shoe

Cove East Trail is a beautiful snow shoe trail in the winter that leads to Lake Tahoe at Keys Beach near the Tahoe Keys neighborhood. This trail offers surrounding mountain views, and a breathtaking view of the sky blue lake surrounded by snow-covered beaches. On a calm day, you can shoot some amazing photos of the reflections of the clouds in the lake! The Cove East Trail is about 0.4 miles to the beach from the start, making it a fairly easy trek for the little ones.

To get to the trailhead, follow Venice Dr. East until the end and park. You will see a Cove East Trail sign at the beginning of the trail.

Here is the location of the trail:

Cove East Snow Shoe

Cove East Snow Shoe

truckee river snow

Truckee River

Cove East Snow Shoe


For our Cove East Trail snowshoeing adventure, we used the following gear.


Atlas Treeline (for him) and Elektra (for her)

Atlas Snowshoes

*We couldn’t find the snowshoe model rented to our toddler online, but here is a toddler snowshoe set with high reviews.

Toddler Backpack Carrier

Osprey Poco AG Plus

Osprey Poco Plus Backpack

We use our Osprey Poco AG Plus toddler carrier anywhere we go outdoors, including snowshoe hikes. We let her have fun until she is tired, and then this handy backpack takes over! Definitely recommend it to anyone with small children exploring the outdoors.


Snowshoeing is mostly a leisurely winter sport, so I wouldn’t recommend very light clothing. You may get cold easily while snowshoeing, so we recommend the following outerwear guidelines:

Helly Hansen Warm Shirt and Pant

HH warm shirt     HH warm pant

They come in sizes for men, women and even toddlers!

We each have a pair and love them.

This base layer will keep you warm while you are outside on the coldest winter days.





Toddler Sorel Boot

Sorel Boot Pink

Our daughter lives in these boots during the winter months. They are compatible with toddler snowshoes, as they strap right in. They are very warm and rated for up to -40 F! Waterproof too.

The North Face Oso Onesie

North Face Oso Onesie

Just like we said our daughter lives in her Sorel boots in the winter, this oso onesie is also a must have. It only goes up to size 24 months, but a definite must for any child 24 months and younger! Our favorite feature is the arms and legs that turn into gloves and socks.

Tahoe Keys Beach

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