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18 hours ago

10-13-18 we started in DL Bliss at the north end of the trail. The Park Ranger and signage stated this trail / campground would close 10-15-18 for the season. The Ranger indicated the trail could still be hiked, but the closest you could park to the trailhead would be just over a mile. There was a $10 fee (1 car, 2 people).

Outstanding hike, but we were time limited and only made it 3.5 miles out before turning around.

Saw many Steller’s Jays and large woodpeckers, not certain on type.

hiking
2 days ago

My first hike EVER! It was tumultuous for me as an amateur but I pressed in and got to the beautiful Eagle Lake and it was totally worth it!!

Excellent trail condition with amazing views. Unique in that one sees so many different environments between old growth groves and the beach.

Loved it! This has to be the most beautiful place I've ever been too! I spent a week in the Redwoods and I made sure to hit this trail twice :)

walking
9 days ago

Awesome trail, worth the effort. It’s not too hard in terms of elevation, definitely recommend it!

Absolutely beautiful hike. Short and easy, but the trees in the grove are an amazing sight to behold.

Beautiful views. Lots of trees and views of lake

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful gem of a trail!! Hiked to Emerald Cove, took us just under two hours with stopping for exploration to get there-an hour and 20 on the way back. Trail meanders up and down along little coves of the Lake. A fair amount of other hikers passing through. Wonderful trail!

The view from top is great!!!! Good hike for anybody

Beautiful

My dog loved this walk around the lake!

Great hike. Nice elevation climb but not too hard for kids. Amazing views and cool rock formations at the top. I carried by 3 month old in a carrier.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful hike along Lake Tahoe. Hard part was walking the mile up to the car from Vikingsholm

A cavalcade of expertly placed stone steps that traverse several promontories with views across Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe. Trail leads to perfect alpine gem Eagle Lake. Cold but easily swimmable in late September. Moderate difficulty, short enough for families. Bring water. Highly recommended.

nice hike with great views of Lake Tahoe with a pretty little Lake as the reward.

*easy easy.shady.
*beautiful views at top.
*nice get away when you have only a few hours.
*bring water for your dogs.

Kept going to the Mt Rose Summit, but the views at Galena falls were nice.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful hike! Parked at DL Bliss State Park and arrived very early to get parking. Did not record it here but I think it’s about 9 to 11 miles.

I did this hike for my birthday in August. A bit challenging, especially the stone stairs past Upper Eagle falls, but very worth it! To date, this was my favorite hike. I suffer from chronic pain and this hike was a goal of mine and I completed it with just a few resting points. Amazing views!!

hiking
27 days ago

We loved this hike, loved the variety of terrain, and it was the highlight of our hiking in Tahoe. It's a steep start but hang in there. I was very glad to have my hiking sticks for both the steep up and steep down on the return. The longer gentle uphill return was very easy. There are so many beautiful views, one more gorgeous than the rest. For a slow time of year, it was pretty busy. I don't think this would be very enjoyable during high season. It's 10.5 miles r/t to Vikingsholm according to FitBit and Google Maps. Definitely recommend!

Best hike my wife and I have ever taken. Breathtaking views, shade, well marked, not a lot of traffic. Inspires us to continue getting in better shape so we can hike the full length out and back! Highlight of our Tahoe vacation so far!

Very long trail (22km) but beautiful!!!!

hiking
29 days ago

This is a challenging trail. Spend time on a good stair climber if you’re over 50.

hiking
29 days ago

Short, sweet, and easy, but absolutely gorgeous. Haven't done this in a very long time, but miss it terribly.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with a nice reward at the end (the falls) absolutely beautiful views in a few different spots, plenty of shade on warmer days and a fairly easy hike for kids too. My 10yr old had no issues and even my 2 1/2 yr old walked about half of it.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome and easy hike! Views are breath taking. I suggest getting there (if going on the weekends) early in the am between 8-9 am. You’ll beat the rush as anything past 10 am you can forget about finding a parking spot.

first 1/4 all stairs so that part is tough but it's an amazing trail the views are spectacular

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views along the entire trail but once you reach the lake it is really something else. Worth every step.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect views
Easy trail
Enjoy it

on Rubicon Trail

hiking
1 month ago

This is the most beautiful trail I’ve ever hiked in Northern California! Absolutely recommend & will definitely be doing again!

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