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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.

hiking
9 days ago

mountain biking
19 days 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.

hiking
22 days ago

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
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

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

off road driving
1 month ago

Gate at entry point for off road vehicles was locked.