Antone Meadows Trail

EASY 30 reviews
#1 of 10 trails in

Antone Meadows Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tahoe City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Burton Creek State Park has been described as Lake Tahoe's secret state park. Burton Creek is a spectacular watershed of over 2000 acres tucked away in the hills overlooking Tahoe's North Shore just outside Tahoe City. Set aside so that the lands may heal from over a century of logging and dairy farming it is a place of recovering forest and meadowlands, its located down the highway from the lakeshore campgrounds at Tahoe State Recreation Area and potentially tricky to find. Note: the Tahoe SRA campground entry kiosk is a good place to ask questions about Burton Creek. Burton Creek is ideally situated to be an easily accessed playground for trail users in all seasons! It's minimally developed and the trails are ideal for hikers, cross country skiers, mountain bikers, jogging... This hike covers the core of the park up Burton Creek and around the park's meadow areas; the Burton Creek Natural Preserve and Antone Meadows Natural Preserve, both protected for the local fauna and flora as well as to help preserve a clean watershed into Lake Tahoe. Much of the 6 plus miles of trail looks to be town water tank service road and other old logging tracks, in fact, an isolated portion of the park has recently been culled as active forest thinning for fire protection and forest health by state parks and fire agencies. The majority however, aid in accessing the deeper portions of the park. In the winter, Tahoe Nordic Center grooms the trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Also keep in mind, there's a few roads not on the Park Map. There's not much trail signage in the park so if you get turned around, there are numbered posts along the main routes at road junctions to aid in navigation within the tangle of roads; a huge help if you've downloaded the park map (or picked on up at the Lake Tahoe SRA Campground). Also, for further exploration, a section of the new Tahoe Rim Trail leads through the western part of Burton Creek as does another popular route, the Fiberboard Freeway.

hiking
11 days ago

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.

mountain biking
17 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

Great route for a relatively flat trail run

trail running
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

very well marked, map everywhere .

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

My kids and I had a nice time walking this trail. There were a few slight inclines, but nothing to difficult. There are trail maps along the way, so even though we didn't follow the route exactly we didn't get lost. At time we did see partial views of the lake & the forest is beautiful.