Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector

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Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector is a 10.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stateline, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.1 km Elevation Gain: 415 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Entrance to Van Sickle Bi-State Park on Lakeview Pkwy. behind Heavenly Village.

hiking
4 days ago

Great medium level trail. Beautiful views the entire way up and down. No snow, not muddy, no trash or dog bags left around. It was a wonderful morning hike. The dry dirt / sand made a couple spots slippery but overall not hard on the feet or ankles.

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail. Views of the lake going up are spectacular. Difficulty was on the lower end of moderate. The altitude is the only thing that made it remotely challenging.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail! My Apple Watch recorded 7 miles. Quite the incline at the beginning, but much faster to get back down. Beautiful view of Tahoe throughout the whole trail. Only thing is when you get to the top it’s just some rocks and not a great view, but everything else is wonderful. Definitely will be doing this one again.

hiking
10 days ago

Great views on the way back. Good steeps

hiking
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

Very fun trail. Moderate difficulty. Terminates at a junction so there isn’t much of a peak view, but the trails into which it leads look pretty cool. The breathtaking views along the way more than make up for the lack of climax.

Great trail overlooking Lake Tahoe. Quite the incline going up but makes for a great run down. Not much traffic early in the morning.

hiking
12 days ago

Its a great trail the first part is out in the open for most part and the dogs got a little hot but when we got to the waterfall they cooled off . Its a gradual incline nothing crazy. Take plenty of water and respect the rules of the trail... Love how clean the hike was i am so use to picking up trash... lets keep it that way take it in take it out again no exceptions!

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike but it is actually 7.7 miles unless my fitbit is wrong lol. 3 little waterfalls. Not too much shade when you round the mountain. Still an all around good hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail around the rim of Lake Tahoe. Small parking lot is open and there is no snow left on the trails. Only ran into a few ppl on a Friday morning. Watch out for bikes coming down. Make sure to stop at the Stateline on the road in!

hiking
19 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed this trail! You can see the lake for most of the hike and it’s a steady incline all the way to the top. Trail was easy to find and marked very well. Just need to be cautious of bikers going downhill. We’ll definitely be back!

hiking
snow
27 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Fantastic trail, decent elevation gain so be ready for more than a casual walk, but nothing insanely tough Basically all uphill on the ascent, not much break besides a few flat sections- but the views are breathtaking for a good 70% of the hike, if not more The final mile still had a bit of snow at certain section, not bad and its compact if you follow the right steps so easy to pass through. The footing can get tricky, so take it slow, and maybe not great for young ones just yet- in a week this will be completely different I was pleasantly surprised to round the top at the TRT and see the Heavenly Ski Resort below- one of my favorite spots! I will certainly need to return and explore more of the North Bowl area! The descent is quite pleasant, single track downhill running the entire time Would certainly recommend as a quick hike to anyone!

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and great views! Last half mile is pretty much all covered with snow, but the view of the lake is beautiful going up!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Easy gradual incline. Would recommend

walking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Great trail, well marked. The waterfalls are beautiful. Easy incline, on a sunny day it would be hot so bring water.

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Trail is open and somewhat maintained - obvious path through the snow by some kind of machine (even with over 2 feet of new snow in last few days). Beautiful, isolated given close of ski resorts/stores in the area. Got pretty far with just winter hiking boots and waterproof pants. Very little postholing, mostly a hard packed trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Went to the waterfall . Great views of Tahoe . Some snow still

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Just gorgeous! Those views are stunning. The trail was mostly clear with a few patches of packed snow and a little ice but passable at least a few miles in. It got worse the higher I went and I eventually turned around but there’s still plenty of trail to make it worth your while. The incline is pretty mild. Got my blood pumping but still super enjoyable.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
3 months ago

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