Burton Creek State Park, located on the outskirts of Tahoe City, is a 2,000-acre undeveloped park open for day-use only. Excellent scenic vistas make for an enjoyable recreational experience at Burton Creek. Six miles of trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail system throughout the park ties into several other popular routes, including the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Fiberboard Freeway. Access to the park is limited. Two sections of the park are classified as State Natural Preserves, granting them special protection status. The preserves were established to preserve a Sierra mountain meadow and a riparian forest. They also help to improve the quality of waters flowing into Lake Tahoe and provide habitat types that are limited in the Tahoe basin but are needed by a wide variety of species. Summer temperatures range from about 75 degrees during the day to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the park. This includes autos, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles.
I expected more views but it's mostly Forrest view. There was one short part of the trail where you could view the lake through the trees. It was petty shady and that was nice. I did stop short of the top so don't know what the view may have been from there. It was pleasant. The only animal I sighted was two chipmunks! Glad I didn't see bears!
Beautiful hike through the Ward Creek loop. The trail markings are a little thin the deeper one gets, which makes the trail a 3-star vs a 4-star. Pretty shaded areas and some nice wild flowers, along with a fun downhill stretch on the TRT into the Granlibakken ropes/zip line course. The Truckee River portion is short, but offers a few great spots for jumping in to take a swim!
Awesome route for a trail run. Tough climb to start, but quiet and serene area make it worthwhile. Spurs off main trail are a little hard to spot, but there are trail markers. Blue disks and some stripes (black and yellow) on trees are helpful. Great view of Lake Tahoe and Granlibakken.
My kids and I had a nice time walking this trail. There were a few slight inclines, but nothing to difficult. There are trail maps along the way, so even though we didn't follow the route exactly we didn't get lost. At time we did see partial views of the lake & the forest is beautiful.
Super fun on a bike! Lots of quick and fast single track throughout the area. Pick and chose. Not technical or too hilly. Great way to get warmed up for harder trails. Maps and trail signs everywhere. Hard to get lost. I will be riding again soon.
We went up to do the page meadow trail. Looped into SilverTip. We loved it. Spent 4 hours here. Though climb at the beginning from the Rawhide St start but tons of options once you get up that first mile incline. Definitely glad we had partial and full suspension... Tons of rocks but loved it!
Great trail. Constant uphill from town to trailhead (3miles), which was a pretty tedious cardio (for me at least) but once we were up on the dirt trails we had a blast! Tons of connector options that all lead into each other. Went up to the scenic overlook for great views. Well-marked along the trails, well maintained.
Rode part of the trail on Sunday. Before your arrived at the wall you will cross the TRT. Take a left on the TRT and get ready for some very technical single track. Lots of rock gardens. Some climbing up to about 1750 feet. Left TRT just above Tahoe City and rode down on very steep very loose fire road. Awesome ride. I would rate the TRT portion of this ride as moderate to difficult.