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birding

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Emerald Bay State Park, a National Natural Landmark in renowned for it's natural beauty and geology, making it a great stop during any visit to the Lake Tahoe's lakefront. Emerald Bay was designated an underwater state park in 1994. It is a fantastic place for kayaking, riding a standup paddleboard, or scuba diving, where you will be able to see the remains of many boats in addition to plants and fish. Emerald Bay offers amazing architecture, like the Vikingsholm, one of the states finest examples of Scandinavian architecture, and The "Tea House" on Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe's only island and a great place for afternoon tea. Summer temperatures range from the mid 70's in the daytime to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees. Dogs are allowed in the park, but they are not allowed on trails, sandy beaches, or in the Vikingsholm area.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiking down pavement isn't my forte- lots of non hikers on this one. The view and being right on Lake Tahoe is awesome and gets you right up to the shoreline. We continued to Emerald point which is more of a trail with minimal elevation change. Back tracked up to parking lot. The elevation going back up to the parking lot is the challenge and can get you out of breath if your not physically fit.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful hike all along the shore line!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Make sure you have a good pair of hiking shoes. You will have to climb through the rocks at some point.

Beautiful trail! The lake on the way to the top is great and there are a lot of early vistas to keep you interested. In late November there was a significant amount of snow as you move past the lake and towards the top though so definitely wear hiking boots and start earlier than us (1pm) if you’re trying to go to the top.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, and Vikingsholm. Easy hike down; slightly more strenuous going back up, but well worth it!

Great bang for your buck. Pretty easy walk, comes out to a beautiful waterfall overlooking some lakes

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