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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.

GPS is wrong for the back side of the hike. Some trails have been moved/no longer exist. Lots of mountain bikers.

Best to do an out-and-back on the part of the hike with views of Tahoe. (Go LEFT from the trailhead)

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Well maintained trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great for kids!

hiking
2 months ago

on Woo Dee Doo Loop Trail

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

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

mountain biking
3 months ago

Love the down hill

hiking
3 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!

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