Taylor Creek Loop is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 173 feet Route Type: Loop

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A hike in the summer or showshoe in the winter that loops around Taylor Creek and the north shore of Fallen Leaf Lake.

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6 months ago

Pay $6 to park in advance here, need to have it printed on dashboard. Trail is groomed by cross country to right of creek, but we had to make our own way by following the creek to the left. Gorgeous lake view, good for snowshoeing.

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6 months ago

The trail and road portion of this map is fine. But about 1/3 of it is unmaintained trails that are very hard to follow. I wouldn’t recommend coming to this area and finding your own way because following the AllTrails map is not a good idea for trail running. If you’re looking to get safely lost and adventure a bit, this is the map for you.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice and well maintained trail just off the road. A lot of people on this trail around this time due to a mother bear and two cubs. Also a lot of salmon left in Taylor creek from the run. Recommend coming here for a short hike maybe a couple weeks prior to see the full salmon run.

recorded Taylor Creek Loop

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off trail
8 months ago

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9 months ago

A half of trail without of road. It is just a forest with logs and grass. Not very comfortable. And a quoter is paved road. There is a good sightseeing and a lot of chipmunks and squirrels- it is very funny.

hiking
10 months ago

A lot of road, but the creek and lake views are gorgeous. We took our two little dogs, and it was easy enough for them and us. Definitely an easy trail, wouldn’t consider moderate.

hiking
Mon May 20 2019

Views at the lake around the midpoint of the trail were great. However, the second half of the trail either wasn’t marked or isn’t an actual trail. We tried following the creek but came across a lot of overgrown/blocked paths. We eventually cut off to the right and just followed the road back to complete a “loop”.

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

We loved this hike. Just right for us. Taylor Creek is beautiful and we were next to it most of the time. It is hard to follow trail on the east side but we navigated close to the gps trail shown and found our own way by staying close to creek. Well worth it. Crossing over the dam the trail is very easy to follow. Well worth it.

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snow
Sat Jan 19 2019

Sun Oct 21 2018

It was great to hike this trail on a warm and sunny Saturday in the fall during the salmon run. Unfortunately there were to manny people and dogs walking the trail, to see some bears fishing.

Fri Sep 14 2018

fun for family at salmon run and pretty

Mon Jul 02 2018

Who ever drew this trail did not follow a specific trail. We were able to find our way to the lake, which was great! But got lost in a campground site and had to walk to Fallen Leaf Rd to the main road to find our way out. Not ideal with a baby and dog.

hiking
Fri Dec 01 2017

Beautiful, moderate walk. Definitely doing this one again!

Fri Sep 22 2017

Not moderate whatsoever. It's very flat but the trail leads to a really nice view from a dam and puts you right next to the lake. Eventually the loop isn't marked and goes into a campground. After reaching the main road I crossed over and checked out the rainbow trail. Was hoping for something more out of the Taylor Creek loop based on description.

Fri Jul 28 2006

Ropi Lake is a beautiful destination of itself; plus, it was a lot less crowded than Lake of the Woods. Note that after you cross the outlet from Lake of the Woods, there are a number of improperly placed ducks and it is very easy to be led too low next to the Lake of the Woods outlet and lose the trail. Keep looking to the right as you move around the knob towards Ropi and stay higher up until you are past the rocky surface and can see the trail again.

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