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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.

mountain biking
18 days ago

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

24 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days 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.

hiking
3 months ago