We recommend arriving early in the morning or later in the afternoon to park at the new Park Tahoe paid parking facility, as parking spots fill quickly—especially during the summer and on weekends!
Please note that Sand Harbor has flashing signs on SR 28 and US 50 advising when parking lots are full.
During most summers, you can take transit to the trail with complementary parking available at the old Incline Elementary School on Southwood Blvd. (SR28). Beachgoers can park and ride the East Shore Express to the Tahoe East Shore Trail trailhead. The East Shore Express also stops at Sand Harbor State Park and Hidden Beach.
For the summer 2021 season, the East Shore Express service is currently suspended due to driver shortages.
Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transportation (TART) operates a summer bus service along the north shore of Tahoe to the Tahoe East Shore Trail trailhead and new this year is TART Connect microtransit serving Incline Village. TTD and TART transit services are currently free to ride for all passengers. For more information on TART services, explore their site here.
TTD has been working with project partners to expand the parking along SR 28 north of the existing 90 space parking area and has received federal design and construction grants. The design work is scheduled to begin fall of 2021. Additionally, there are plans to extend the the Tahoe East Shore Trail approximately eight miles south of Sand Harbor to Highway 50 and provide new and expanded parking facilities, transit stops, and a park-and-ride lot in that segment.