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hiking
6 hours ago

nice hike, uphill, theres a cute bridge for pictures & leads you to the lake

on Vikingsholm Trail

walking
10 hours ago

A great trail to go with kids. Really nice views of Emerald Bay. We went with a 1.5 and 3.5 year old and they really enjoyed it, especially the beach at the end! It’s very easy on the way down, and steep on the way up (for just about a mile, so totally doable!) Arrive early for parking! Parking area is $10.

Great hike, lots of elevation gain. It took us and a dog about 3 hours there and back. Be aware that out and back is almost 6 miles to top of the peak. The view was incredible and worth it!

great view, kids and dog friendly, the lake is an amazing meditation place

Hard at times due to continued climbing up, but it’s worth every step because of the amazing views at the very top.

This hike is amazing! Highly recommend! Dog friendly. Lake along the way for pups to swim and cool off.

easily accessible

It wonderful trail. Took us about 45 mins walk wonderful view the lake

Great hike with beautiful scenery

Beautiful hike and views. Did an amazing sunrise hike and the whole way up to the peak we got beautiful views of the sun coming over the mountains with the lake in front. Little steep at times but definitely a consistent incline. Top has a well worth it view.

Nice easy hike with some great views. Parking can be tricky so get here early when you can. Definitely steep at some points, wear good shoes. Lovely views of the lake.

super super steep but so pretty... it really is worth the hike back up

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing views of Lake Tahoe if you take the trail to top of Eagle Rock

Overall a short and pretty easy hike with some rocky spots towards the end. Would love to go in Spring to get a chance to see the waterfall after the creek gets some snowmelt. The creek is peaceful right now, and there’s lots of space to take in the view. Beautiful views of the lakes and granite rock formations!

Super easy and short. Amazing view. Great cell service, sat in a rock and caught up on office work while overlooking the lake.

gorgeous hike and the lake is amazing! might have been because I went on a Saturday, but it was incredibly crowded all the way up and down. Still a good one!

on Eagle Lake Trail

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful lake, fairly easy hike. The falls were dry so not much to see. Pleasant place to stop for lunch.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice trail to walk - short and easy to complete in a little over an hour. Views over cascade lake and lake tahoe were very nice.

hiking
18 days ago

The road to the trailhead at DL Bliss is closed for the winter but you can park and walk a mile down the road to the Rubicon trailhead. I hiked from DL Bliss past Vikingsholm almost to Eagle Point Campground and back. It was a long hike but not difficult. The views are out of this world! So beautiful, it's hard to describe. Fall leaf colors are bright yellow, and the lake in the morning has a surreal green/blue tinge. Don't miss this one during your next visit to Tahoe!

Great hike and lunch spot at lake.

Perfect trail if time is limited. The views of Lake Cascade and Lake Tahoe are amazing!!!

hiking
22 days ago

easy, accessible, rewarding hike around emerald bay; not terribly crowded on a fall weekday with nice fall foliage around the bay
parking/trailhead: dl bliss entrance closed at entrance, could park and walk down to trail but we parked at the other end of emerald bay on the road and didn't pay; $10 at vikingsholm
trail: wilderness highway, well maintained, mostly packed dirt
scenery: beautiful views of the bay and surrounding area, fall colors

Trail is in excellent condition. Any level can navigate it. Lakes are gorgeous and worth the walk. The distance registered 11 miles on my pedometer, so make sure the distance is appropriate. Very easy walk in and never gets too intense. Not many aspens is the only downside this time of year.

Hiked this up from Vikingsholm after completing Rubicon Trail. Ascent very steep.

Hiked from DL Bliss to Vikingsholm. Very pretty hike! We completed this section in 2 hours.

It’s a very beautiful hike with lots of lake views. We stopped by at Granite Lake for lunch and since it was end of fall, it wasn’t very crowded. The trail is well maintained. The views at various vistas are spectacular. I’d rate it between moderate and difficult.

28 days ago

One of my favorites, a gorgeous hike! We started out at the trailhead at D. L. Bliss, the campground was closed and the parking at the front was full, but we found parking along the street. We only hiked to Vikingsholm and then turned around, next time we’ll continue the hike into Emerald Bay , with stopping to eat our lunch, and taking pictures, it took us 5 Hrs. Next time and that’s if we get an early start because of parking, we might try starting at Vikingsholm, hike into Emerald Bay, back to Vikingsholm, and continue towards D. L. Bliss for a ways, and back to Vikingsholm, it is a long hike , and my husband and I are feeling the soreness the next day, but it’s a good soreness! Love this hike, I highly recommend, especially in October when the crowds were minimal and the aspens scattered randomly along the hike were so beautiful.

hiking
28 days ago

The best Fall hike! Bring the family.

The lake is breathtaking! The only caveat was that the hike is short but you can add on, and the crowds.

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