Looking for a great trail in Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park ranging from 2.1 to 9.1 miles and from 6,282 to 6,646 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The largest of the state parks at Lake Tahoe, Sugar Pine Point is 2,000 acres of dense sugar pine, fir, aspen and juniper forests set behind nearly two miles of lake frontage. This is the only Tahoe-area park where camping in the snow is part of the lake’s winter experience. Located ten miles south of Tahoe City on the west side of Lake Tahoe, the park’s acreage extends three-and-a-half miles into the U.S. Forest Service’s Desolation Wilderness Area. The park’s showpiece is the elegant but rustic 11,000 square foot Pine Lodge – also called the Ehrman Mansion. It is a fine example of the grand turn-of-the-century summer homes of the well-to-do who flocked to Lake Tahoe in the early 1900s to escape their bustling city lives. Here, they could reconnect, if only temporarily, to the serenity and recreation of the outdoors. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. Dogs must be on a leash. They are permitted in the developed areas and on paved roads and trails, but not on natural-surfaced park trails.

It was beautiful! But we saw a bear on the forest-side of the loop maybe ten minutes in. So we bailed, went back to enjoy the water some more before calling it a day. So just a heads up there’s at least one small bear who likes this trail too :)

Awesome walk, hardly any incline. Really great views. We went in early October and there was nobody on the trail, which made for a really peaceful walk. Watch out for bears

Easy trail with beach access.

Very shady and an easy walking trail. Lots of bikes but otherwise very relaxing. Cool too as it’s the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics!

A nice hike for the family. There were great views of the forest and the pond. The downside was that we had to park a little over 1/2 mile from the trail head. That added a bit to our hike and our kids were pretty tired by the end of it. We also encountered a lot of bugs.

Super easy trail. If you are concerned about getting up to Tahoe and wanting something to get used to the altitude, perfect starter trail

Easy stroll to Lily Pond along the General Creek. Camped at site #1 for two nights @ $35 per night! However, it is a nice spacious campground with clean showers. The walk to Lake Tahoe is so nice and Meeks Bay is a fine swimming spot with warm rocks to relax on. The trails are super nice for mountain biking too... I Love Tahoe... all of it.

oh definitely recommend this Trail for anyone who has family I only recorded a little bit of myself but I did completed the only reason that I had to stop this because there was a lot of bugs and I didn't put in the book spray so I do put my clothes back on and everybody knows a hard it is to take pictures with gloves on I did go off the trail a little bit because of the fact that I wanted the Explorer some more but still very good Trail when I went there wasn't that much traffic overall great experience

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Had a great time doing this loop today. Weather was beautiful and the scenery didn't disappoint. Trail was nice and easy. Bring bug spray to save yourself from the aggressive mosquitoes.

hiking
3 months ago

a lovely trail for the whole family; we went clockwise and stopped at the beach on the way back.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful walk in the woods near the lake. Watch for bears, we almost had to turn around, but he graciously gave us wide berth ambling away.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy quick hike in forest and near creek. A trail I usually bike but walked today. Either way very enjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

Flat, easy loop that is great for a quick stroll. The first bridge had a nice little beach along the stream for kids to play.

Recommend to everyone who wants friendly dogs trail. It took us like an hour. Very nice views all along the hike. hike starts on paved road and turn right on dirt road where bike rack is. Follow signs on trees or use “all trails map”. You’ll have phone service whole time.Very easy sweet and short 2 miles hike.

muddy
snow
5 months ago

was tricky finding the trail with the snow that was still on the ground. also the "lighthouse" that is mentioned on some of the maps is a pole with a light on it. a bit of a disappointment but still a beautiful hike.

walking
Monday, September 10, 2018

*signed well. * it was $10.00 for me to park in the day use area to explore the biathlon trails. *options to go to lily pond (+1.3 miles)& lost lake(+4.5 miles). * water on the trails for the dogs. * nice tahoe access if you cross the highway on the paved trail & see the mansion estate. *easy, easy pleasant stroll.

off road driving
Thursday, August 16, 2018

I managed it in a lifted land cruiser but the bottom is not for the faint at heart. Once your up by the lakes it mellows out. There were some narrow parts heading along the last leg but didn’t pose too much of a problem. May side spurs and alternate routes in the area.

hiking
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Great moderate 2.5-3hr hike, the lake was full and lillies were in bloom! Be sure to go to the very end as there is a beautiful open field of flowers leading to the lake.

I didn’t finish the trail but it does over lap the first part of the Rubicon trail I drove stock Toyota Tacoma two miles up the trail and hit some side trails that where great around a few lakes. It’s is rocky but wide many lines to choose from then there parts that are like a dirt road

off road driving
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This is the Miller Lake Access to the Rubicon Trail. Be prepared accordingly. We’re skipping today and will return.

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Easy loop trail. Wide, flat road. Watch for bears in this area.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Really nice trail. There is a paved trail that leads out to this trail that starts Sugar Pine area that you can bring leashes dogs on.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

great trail!!!

camping
Saturday, August 26, 2017

The trail is very close to the park camping site so you can hiking there when you go camping in the park. The trail is pretty flat with shade in the summer. Good trail. I like it.

Had a great time! Trail was well marked! Loved the lily pad pond at the end.

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

The positives are that it's a really good walk with some really nice scenery, and a lot of the trails you walk were used for cross country skiing events during the 1960 Winter Olympics. They are nicely marked with maps and placards. The negatives are that you walk adjacent to or through the camp grounds for about half the time, and the trail shown in this app is really only about 5 miles unless you walk the farther loop about 3 times. Overall well worth the trip though.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beautiful, easy trail loop with portions that offer Lake Tahoe shoreline access, and the entirety of the trail amongst giant pine and spruce trees. First quarter is paved, then breaks to dirt once you are deeper.

Closest shore access to the only (public) Tahoe campground that is open year-round: Sugar Pine Point Campground. Lots of paved "trails." File this place in the walking file, not hiking. Make sure to get down to the dock near the employees' housing - great views of South Lake Tahoe. The Pine Lodge and other buildings that looked of some historical significance located next to the employees' housing is open only in summer months.

Easy flat in most area, would be a great trail for kids and mountain biking

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