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Par Course is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carnelian Bay, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 213 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

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cross country skiing
2 months ago

Trail was mostly not passable on skis in early April as the snow has melted

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike. No on street parking but there is plenty of parking just past the Forrest service gate. Wide gravel road with minimal traffic.

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private property
11 months ago

Tue Oct 16 2018

Good easy hike up. Lots of colors to see on a fall day. Weekday was nice, not too much traffic.

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Thu Jun 14 2018

A beautiful walk in the woods after we left the gravel road area at the very beginning on the hike. Not strenuous at all. Just a little hard to find the beginning but then it was a great little hike. No construction workers today, very quiet and serene.

Fri Sep 15 2017

Good trail. Easy hike. Could have been great if it were not for the construction area. Halfway through trees are being cut and hauled out. Ruins it.

Sun Aug 27 2017

This was a fairly easy quick hike. Great for the little ones.

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Wed Jun 28 2017

Visiting Tahoe for a few days and this trail is near our rental house. Parking is just at the end of a residential street, no lot. This trail connects with many others, but to follow the route on this map stick to the right and you'll eventually see some signs marking it as a recreational area. Steady but moderate incline to a bridge over Watson Creek with a bit of a waterfall. Trail kept going and likely connects with other trails, including Tahoe Rim Trail, which seems to go to Watson Lake, but I didn't actually walk it so don't know for sure. We stopped at the bridge and were satisfied with that. On our way back we used the map on the app to do a short detour that brought us through a meadow with a tiny creek (in late June) and back to the main trail. Pleasant trail, no lake view, only see the creek once at the bridge, charming woods like what I've been seeing around North Tahoe. Glad I went.

hiking
Thu Jun 30 2016

This was a nice little stroll! Gentle incline up to a bridge over Watson Creek. The trail marked here on the app is a fire road. But we entered and connected from the foot path at the end of High Street, which we really enjoyed - woodsy, shady, passes a meadow. Another day hikers reported a bear up a tree! (Late June)

hiking
Mon May 23 2016

I've been hiking this trail since I was a kid. It's a beautiful walk through the woods with some small streams. Several points to stop and exercise along the way. Great for all ages, young and old. Right after the snow melts in the spring it's a great spot to see snow flowers popping up out of the ground.

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