The Dolder Nature Trail

EASY 6 reviews

The Dolder Nature Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Tahoma, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

2.1 miles 134 feet Loop

kid friendly


nature trips





wild flowers


A relaxing hike near the lake shore with a visit to the highest operating navigational lighthouse and a sandy beach The Dolder Nature Trail will take you through the Edwin L. Z'Berg Natural Preserve on a nice 2-mile loop near the lake with a stop at the highest (based on elevation) operating navigational lighthouse, and an entrance to a beautiful sandy beach. Edwin L. Z'Berg was an important California State assemblyman who fought hard to protect the environment of California, and especially Lake Tahoe. He helped to regulate timber harvesting and prevent water pollution while also providing important funding to help state and local parks grow. To protect Lake Tahoe, he wrote legislation to manage human impact on the area, and this preserve serves to honor his commitment and all that he accomplished.

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8 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail loop with portions that offer Lake Tahoe shoreline access, and the entirety of the trail amongst giant pine and spruce trees. First quarter is paved, then breaks to dirt once you are deeper.

3 years ago

There is a 10 dollar day use fee

6 years ago

This tour was really cool, especially heading it straight from the ranger in charge of the park. I learned a lot about the Hellman family and the estate, and the views across the lake form the beach were great.

I didn't take the tour of the interior, but I heard that is pretty great.

6 years ago

This is a nice little hike through the woods near the beach. There are a few openings with beach access where you can walk to the sandy beach.