Explore the most popular hiking trails in Burton Creek State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We went birding and hiking. We didn’t exactly follow the trail but it was amazing .I loved it. Plus love the funny name.

Beautiful and easy quick walk. However, the signage is pretty atrocious and actually doesn’t make sense. I was unable to find a purple path! Just bronze and silver. Worth some quick fall beauty though :)

Very serene walk through the forest in very well defined trail. Some beatiful views of the lake.

I don’t know if I’d rate this a ‘3’ in terms of difficulty. It is much easier than other 3’s as rated by this app. It feels more like a 1.5 or 2.

Very serene hike in the forest . Moderate elevation in the beginning and then it's an easy hike. We went in mid October late morning and only saw 2 people the entire time.

Lovely 4 mile loop trail. well marked. Closer to easy side of moderate. Entire trail on dirt forest road. Easy footing, mostly hard packed dirt and some rocks. Heavily treed, occasional views of Lake Tahoe. Make sure to sidetrack to creek edge on ascent to catch some lake views. Hiked week day mid-Sept. no other hikers; couple of bikers passed us, and saw others crossing ahead on a mtn bike path. Entrance road NOT MARKED off Highway 28. Turn in at Tamarack Lodge and stay to left, passing a right fork to a ranch. then easy parking at trailhead.

Pleasant, shaded, easy slope, double track, forested, a glimpse of the lake on the return section. Well marked trails with many options to extend beyond the basic loop, for e.g., Antone Meadows adds an easy 2.45 to the 3.9 loop, and not much more of a climb beyond the original 500 ft. Scenic Overlook would add about 2 miles. On this Sept 5 weekday there was nobody on this trail. Will do again.

Nice approach, varied scenery and wonderful views at the top. Well worth every inch. Wonderful varied fungi along the way. Great little shop...found fresh garlic bulbs, fun gifts and a great shroom fold out chart. Definitely on my “do again list”.

GREAT Hike although I got lost for a few minutes.

Very peaceful walk in the woods. There’s a grade going in but then it’s pretty flat. The brook was still active so that was nice to hear and see. We only saw five other people on a Friday morning in mid July. Lots of flowers in bloom too. The trail is a nice wide dirt road, and some places Rocky and another is covered with Pineneedles. You will not get a good workout but you will enjoy the peace and quiet.

Great hike! Thankful to have this app to guide us at the many forks in the path.

Enjoyable hike in the woods, with a stream running by, and beautiful views of Lake Tahoe at one point during the walk. The uphill and downhill portions are at the beginning and end of the hike, with easy strolling most of the way.

Great trail for hiking and mountain biking. If you are hiking, definitely be aware of mountain bikers coming around corners. This is a relatively easy hike in terms of grade, and the views from the top are worth it. We went dlightly off course, and followed a sign to "Lakeview Trail", which went up a much steeper grade for maybe 3/4 of a mile. Totally worth it!

Fun hike for our family, we took a few shortcuts to make it a 4 mile hike. Not too strenuous for our Michigan group experiencing this higher altitude.

Good hike and it is well marked. Nice forested area with several open meadows.

Great area! 3 or 4 trails that connect to this loop, very well marked. I saw a mama bear and two cubs!

Absolutely beautiful. Loved everything about this hike. Trail was a bit harder than we expected mostly due to climbing hills and the elevation. My husband and I are very active but from below sea level altitude.

Beautiful scenery and amazing outdoor views. Well maintained trail with a small stream that leads from a series of ponds. Would definitely hike here again.

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.

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!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Great hike. Well maintained trail.

Great for kids!

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

Love the down hill

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
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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.

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.

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!

Great route for a relatively flat trail run

very well marked, map everywhere .

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