Take the Tahoe Rim Trail just off Highway 267 near Truckee. You can see the whole lake from there and you don’t even have to try hard. The climb is just about 800 feet. The most difficult part may require snowshoes but that’s it. The entire trip should take about an hour, two at most. Get up there and enjoy the startling view of the Pacific Crest. If you insist on less climbing, go to Tahoe Meadows off of Highway 431 on the Nevada side.