Burton Creek State Park Road, Purple Trail and Burton Creek Loop

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Burton Creek State Park Road, Purple Trail and Burton Creek Loop is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tahoe City, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
9 hours ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Monday, June 27, 2016

recorded Burton Creek SP

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Saturday, May 30, 2015