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Great for kids of all ages. Very serene. We were able to push our disabled daughter in her wheelchair along this path.

easy loop trail around Spooner Lake

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail with the leaves yellow. Steepest climb is to and from parking off of Hwy 50, otherwise around the lake is mostly level. Got a little muddy from melting snow that is recent.

I'm at a SSR

I only hiked 3 miles towards the snow valley peak and will have to return next time to get all the way there but I really enjoyed this trail. Some Carson valley and Lake Tahoe views but mostly trail goes through the forest.

Very pleasant, gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Carson Valley.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this trail with my wife and two and a half year old golden retriever it was a nice hike skunk Harbor was gorgeous my golden retriever love the water as did I and my wife can't wait to go back

walking
2 months ago

One of the earlier reviews mentioned this trail was accessible by wheelchairs or strollers. I took that to mean that motorized scooters would also be accessible, and that is not really the case. It IS a nice little, easy trail around the lake, and very enjoyable. But there were four different places my Dad had to get off the scooter and I had to CARRY the thing over some rocks and roots. This would have been no problem if there was someone else with me to help, but doing it by myself was a pain. It also helped that my Dad had enough mobility to get past these obstacles himself, but just barely. Again, a nice hike, nice view, a pleasant way to spend an hour, and easy, but be aware that it is not scooter (or wheelchair) accessible.

Family hiking spot. Makes us very happy people

on Skunk Harbor

hiking
3 months ago

Pleasant short walk to a scenic beach. Crowded with many anchored boats. Many yellow jackets means people are sloppy with their trash.

mountain biking
3 months ago

First 3.5 miles is a big up hill. But the ride down was a blast.

3 months ago

excellent beach and hike. only issue was amount of bees in the area at the time of my hike

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike to do with kids. We did it with 13, 8 and 4 year old and they enjoyed it tremendously. Relatively easy walk on a broad forest road, plenty of small animals to see, huge pine cones to find, rocks to climb, and a secluded small beach at the end, so everyone can cool off in the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe.

The trail is frequented but not unpleasantly busy (on a weekday). The beach was quite crowded though. Many people boat there, adding to the crowds and blocking the lake with their anchored vessels.

hiking
4 months ago

Unless you are a beekeeper, do not go on this hike expecting a relaxing swim at the harbor. There were yellow jacket wasps everywhere, and I mean everywhere, so it was very hard to relax at the water. It is still a very bee-utiful hike, so if you don't mind wasps buzzing around you every second literally, then enjoy! Consider a re-name to Wasp harbor, just a suggestion.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice Flat hike with beautiful views and meadows. Some nice memorial benches along the way.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view of the many blues Lake Tahoe has to offer as candy to the eyes. Very nice trail and the awesome work they have done on the trails to nice steps avoiding twisted ankles

4 months ago

Biking in is great fun. There are a few off trail routes cut out by others you can find that include jumps off logs and so on. Travel light because getting back is all up for 500 ft. The beach is pretty perfect. Secluded coves and crystal water with sandy bottom. Fun rocks to boulder around and dive off.
Popular days will attract a few boats but get lucky or go/stay late in the day and you may be there alone.
Bring your hammock to put between the old pier stumps over the water.