A mostly-paved trail begins next to Lakeside Inn at the intersection of Highway 50 and Kahle Drive. It traverses through meadows and forests to the Nevada Beach shoreline. The north side of the beach is dog friendly. All of the beach area is expansive, so it is seldom crowded. Prevailing winds blow into the beach making it safer for self propelled watercraft and swimmers. Not so on the West shore beaches. The sand on Nevada Beach is not exactly pristine as it is a mix of decomposed granite and soil.