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hiking
8 days ago

Great little trail around spooner lake. Easy hike, may be muddy in certain areas at times. Only downside is some dog poop or trash left by inconsiderate visitors.

walking
9 days ago

Great easy trail for young kids. both shaded and non. Restrooms by the parkinglot (there is a day fee) with easy parking. little lake was beautiful and very peaceful. lots of birds, open grass and great wooded area. we only saw one other group there around 10am on a Sunday. Great for photos. Will do it again.

hiking
11 days ago

This was a pretty simple and straightforward hike with a really small but awesome beach. My puppy loved every minute of this hike and was sprinting all around just checking out all the smells!

Beautiful beach at the bottom. perfect for a day trip with kids. It is dog friendly as well. The beach can get busy and parking is an issue. Arriving early or late in the day will increase your chances of getting a spot. Trail can be a bit exposed so bring sunblock and H20.

snowshoeing
16 days ago

Great place to take the little ones and introduce them to snowshoeing. Easy terrain and simple to follow.

Visiting from the Adirondack Mountain area of upstate New York. The grandeur of the Sierra's surrounding the emerald Lake Tahoe is a sort of beauty I have not experienced before.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail, great views, there are short cuts if you want to live a little

Nice trail. I met a few people. It’s between easy and moderate. My dog handled the trail easily. There are nice spots with awesome views of the lake and Carson city at the same time.

on Skunk Harbor

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Gorgeous little cove. Historic buildings. Currently, weekday parking restricted due to road construction.

3 months ago

Nice hike to a beach. Water is crystal clear.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail for a family. Easy for kids with lots to look at along the way.

I loved this hike!! It was a great, wide and smooth trail. Absolutely beautiful beach!! I can not wait to go again.

It was a nice hike which was extremely easy to do when compared to other hikes in Tahoe. Saw lots of dogs and my pup had fun. Sure made him tired.

It's a flat trail around a small lake. Good for an easy outing but not spectacular. well maintained dirt trail.

3 months ago

zigzag down a wide fire-service road to the water. its a bit steep. shady. neat old cabin at the bottom. very nice trail-recommended! sit on the rocks by the lake and have a snack

Beautiful first hike, the water smelled sweet, the forest flow was warm and piney, and the birch trees sang their song...

Nice trail around a beautiful lake. Only drawback is highway noise.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this trail on 09/19/17 with my wife. The trail is a lovely 2.1 mile round trip "walk" around a beautiful partially man made alpine lake. Scenic beautiful views of both the lake and forest that includes many "weeping" aspen, from the beginning to the end of the hike. Unlike a hike in the deep woods where there is limited sunlight, this trail provides plenty of light as you never venture far from the lakeshore. We were there too early in the autumn season to see much color other than a peek of yellow here and there. Interesting it was snowing a few days later at Spooner Lake. The negatives of this hike is that beside being a short hike it also very level, thus not much of a workout. An earlier review suggested do immediately do the hike again. We did not but it is an excellent suggestion. Another negative is that at certain points on the trail you can hear traffic noise from the nearby highway. I would like to mention on the positive side that the state parks of Nevada (of course including this one) are extremely well maintained. This includes the roadways, parking lots, trails, informative signage, and restrooms. Thank-you Nevada!

Easy hike. Very pretty. Make sure to check out the grinding stones from the Washo Indians at the north end of the lake. Nice interpretive signs along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Skunk Harbor is beautiful. I would have labeled this trail as easy with some moderate parts which is a slow grade back up to the trailhead. The weather was cool fall crisp and perfect with few people on the trail. If you have to park at the second lot and don't want to get run over by cars finding your way to the trailhead there is a winding path from that second lot that connects to the trail. Great for letting dogs leash free enjoy playing outside. The scene at water's edge was breathtakingly peaceful.

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