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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.

Did not follow this defined trail as it was hard to find it specifically. Lots of well marked cross country trails that were beautiful. I ended up hiking the lake view trail to TRT with AMAZING views. The cross country trails we generally snowy & icy, glad I had poles for safety. Will definitely return during non-snowy weather.

Took my girl and my dog out here after a friend told me I should check it out. So glad I did. You basically hike the ridge all the way to squaw valley and it has amazing 360 degree views. Challenging but well worth it

Slow uphill the way out which makes it a nice walk back. Great views of the lake the lower part of the walk. Lots of snow higher up on the trail but all easily passable. Overall great experience for a winter hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! We hiked it on Dec 30 2017 but only did an out and back on the southern leg that follows the Truckee River (since the snow pack was deeper in the north side of the loop). It was a mild ascent for about 5 miles to the top, but don’t let that sway you the views and the trail make it worth it. Would totally recommend this hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Well maintained trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great for kids!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Love the trails. Fun many ups and downs. Beautiful views and everything is great.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Love the down hill

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous forest, excellent trails (width of a narrow road, but surfaced like trails), nice little incline going in. Couldn't have been better. What could have been better were Google's directions. Simplify it: look for Tamarack Lodge on your left. Turn in and go left when the driveway forks. You quickly enter state park land. Drive about .2 miles to the iron gate. Park & go. I would go again tomorrow, and the next day!

mountain biking
6 months ago

This was a great trail but it definitely isn't an easy trail. The beginning is too steep for a teen beginner to ascend or descend. The first half is uphill. You can hear the creek for a mile or two but not really see it.

Nice hike but not my favorite. Mosquitoes were pretty bad (second week of July) and the trail was very sunny. Nice views on the way down of Squaw Valley.

Good easy hike. Relatively flat. Did first week of June and there was still a considerable amount of snow on the trail but hikeable. Good views of meadows.

trail running
7 months ago

Great trail, but the loop is not well marked. Printed map showed cross trails that are no longer visible. TRT markers are infrequent. Some nice vantage points and outcrops with views of the lake and river. Mosquitos in some locations. Looks like it is mostly used for technical mountain biking.

Hey FYI according to the rangers there is no trail on the north east side of Rockbound Lake.

Great hike. A lot of incline and rock beds but great views and exercise.

on Antone Meadows Trail

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

We just did the loop part, didn't do the extra "tail". There's still a lot of snow on the ground about a mile in, which made it hard to find the trail, even with the All Trails map and GPS. We took a shortcut that had us bushwhacking at one point when we had given up on finding the trail. Mostly in the shade. This is definitely a trail used for mountain biking as well, so be on the lookout for people spinning down the mountain.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The hike was great. However if you didn't have the app the trail head would be hard to find. Once you are on the trail it is easy to follow and a good hike for exercise.

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

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!

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