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trail running
9 days ago

Beautiful views filled with wildlife

Continue on trail to Upper Thomas Creek for a much extended hike!

Pretty short. I was really only about 1/2 a mile to the petroglyphs. We continued on another half of a mile, but there was not really a trail. Nice short easy hike. My 9 year old made it without issues.

The initial "uphill" portion of trail is a bit of a pain. There isn't really a single path, making the steep climb both annoying and slippery (lots of loose pebbles/gravel). What does help is to go around the initial incline to the west, following a narrow well-traveled path along the ditch, and then taking a very clear incline back to the posted track. (Note the attached Relive video).

The trail is clear, with plenty of room for bikes and people. I saw just two solo mountain bikers on the trail this afternoon. It is unfortunate that the pipe now exists in the hole. However, the owners of the property and canal (Steamboat Canal Company) did so to improve water flow while also prevent more damage that occurred during the recent heavy winter---along with blocking stupid people who often tried to go through the hole.

I decided to go the normal route back (on that steep portion). In hindsight, I should have went back down the initial route I took. This is a decent couple hour hike that's close to town with easy access.

So beautiful and relatively secluded. Big payoff for a short hike- you can hang out at the beach (or the nude beach over the rocks haha) or climb around the rocks and hang out.

1 month ago

The "hike" is a 800 ft cliff followed by a 2.5 mile flat dirt road that follows the man made canal. There were a total of ten trees in the "national forest". The hole in the wall had a 5 ft wide pvc pipe stuck inside it. The path had a total of 4 signs. all of which said to keep the trail clean and no markings for directions. There were several other parking places that would have made more sense to be the trail head.

The single pro was that it was silent and peaceful with a view of the city.


Beautiful beach, easy to get to.

Beautiful canyon hike. Early morning is the best.

Neat little hike! The trail head is easy to miss. My lab and I bulked a little too much for winter and this is a perfect spot for him to run. As aforementioned, don’t trust the gps. The trail is to the left. I will mark it next time I’m up (:

We arrived at the parking lot around 7pm and walked to the Whales Beach for sunset. The view is awesome!

1 month ago

Great place to go when you don't have a lot of time and do want to enjoy great views of the lake.

2 months ago


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2 months ago

Good trail.

We had a lovely day walking this trail. Didn't come back on same trail though. We followed different trail that comes back outside of housing development. I want to go back up there and take a tube and tube back down the water!! My hubby says no.

Great walk along the shore of Lake Tahoe. Despite there being a lot of people around, we also saw a lot of birds (osprey, common merganser, white-headed woodpecker).

Nice easy trail. Got a lot of petroglyph pics and saw/heard birds the entire hike. Weather was good until half way back when started snowing. Yep, Nevada.. gotta love it.

Very easy to follow, I even went off the trail a little and saw a couple snakes and frogs. There is a small creek that you follow almost the entire time.

Park is still closed for the season as of 4/23 so parking is off road. Directions to the parking lot on this app is slightly short - keep going on 28 another 0.7 mile or so and you’ll see the park entrance on your left. Very nice views from east side of the lake.

We parked at a little pull-off on a side road near where we think the trail begins. You'll know it by the garbage and spent shotgun shells someone thoughtfully left behind.

The road is rough, but dry. Any SUVs should be suitable. The trail was dry and not too hard to find if you just head into the little canyon. Short, rocky hike suitable for anyone. We saw little shoeprints from some little people on the way, and I'd imagine children down to age 7 or so could do this. The petroglyphs were worth the modest effort! Please discourage people from touching the glyphs or making their own.

Nice hike on a Spring morning. Disappointed at the end. Excavation at the hole with a big pipe sticking out of it. Haven't been able to find out what it was for. Anyone else have any answers?

Slightly muddy. At the hole there is a significant amount of water so no going in. Three boys 7, 8, and 9, had no issues. Took alternate trails back. Phone worked the whole way so I knew we were ok, but honestly youre never out of sight of civilization.

Nice, easy hike. Rarely out of sight of the subdivisions, but a nice area for a casual walk.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Enjoyable for MTB, I like to Link it to Miners trail and Evans Canyon.

An easy hike with not a lot of scenery but fun. Wear some good hiking boots or shoes due to the loose rocks in the trail. A new trail has been cut to the southwest to connect to the Thomas Creek area. Plan to take that one next time. It isn’t included in the AllTrails ap.

We took our 6 yr old, 4 yr old, a German Shepherd, and a Chihuahua with no issues. Take it slow and go before it gets too hot as there’s almost no shade and sure to be rattlesnakes once it heats up. Bring water and a hat!

Short trail for petroglyphs. I've done the Lagomarsino Trail in the past and this is WAY easier to get to. The trail does cross the creek many times, but there is always a path to follow.

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. One of my favorite I’ve come across within town!

Excellent hike in the snow. Road was a bit muddy to the trailhead but definitely worth it

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