Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector

MODERATE 375 reviews

Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stateline, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,361 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

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

hiking
27 days ago

Scenic hike with a small waterfall along the way and some very scenic views of the lake. Beautiful colors on the lake as it gets later in the evening.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful and scenic hike

hiking
29 days ago

29 days ago

Nice, slow climb for about an hour. It’s not too challenging, but it makes you breathe hard. Well maintained trail and beautiful views of the lake and South Shore. Mountain bikers flying down the hill are dangerous and a nuisance what with the dogs on the trail. Be prepared to pull your dog off the trail in a heartbeat. It’s not exactly relaxing.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. A nice waterfall with ice on the edges of the stream. Not a lot of wildlife. Annoying mountain bikers for whom you have to step off the trail. It seemed possible to take the Tahoe Rim Trail south to the Gondola and then ride it down, but we didn't attempt it.

1 month ago

Like previously stated the end was anticlimactic. It ends at a fork in the road. However, there was nice views.

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful. Not too busy, lots of friendly people on the trail. The end was a bit anticlimactic in my opinion because it didn’t offer as beautiful views as the earlier part of the trail. Lovely hike though.

hiking
1 month ago

Nicely maintained trail. Only took it up to the first waterfall and it was a nice route that can be done in an hour. Great view over south lake tahoe at the Vista Point only a couple hundred vertical feet up the trail

hiking
1 month ago

day use parking ok..crowded on a saturday..barn trail to cal neva loop had most activity..connector an easy to moderate hike..some water starting to flow across trails..took kb north down..family of deer foraging for winter..cyclist advice..ended up on Edgewood residential street following a forest or service road down to Kingsbury hwy then down hwy 50 back to car...so make sure ur app or map with u
..great for families on barn trail or cal neva loop

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was my first experience hiking and I loved it...

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike!
Trailhead very easy to locate with lots of parking.
Trail is clearly marked and not very rocky.
Incredible views of Lake Tahoe.
Pretty, small waterfall.
Dog friendly!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike, short, and very scenic. Only downside was the many tourists, as the trailhead is basically in the backyard of the casinos.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful and fairly easy track. Throughly enjoyed the fantastic view of Lake Tahoe.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful views. A decent climb to the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Quite the climb but worth it. had to set the pace to endure the at least 3.5 mile climb up over rock steps in points. waterfall is cute but not the main feature in my opinion, the views looking down on beautiful South lake are gorgeous on a sunny day. there are sections of trail both in exposed sun but also plenty of dense shade so there is a great variety. getting up to the TRT is worth the accomplishment but not climatic. the perfect spot for the best photos is about a quarter to half mile past the waterfall to get the full photo ops. go further and you'll see into another canyon, at the end you'll see down in the Nevada valley, I believe Carson valley but hard to get a great pic through the trees, could have if I was interested enough. would like to do the TRT some day.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views and a very pretty little waterfall.

3 months ago

beautiful views of Tahoe

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great trail 9/15/18. Most hikers observed the dog on leash rule. Great views from the first Vista Point! Next time, we will go looking for the waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with an amazing view. Recommend this hike to get started...then go tryout different other hiking trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views of Lake Tahoe

4 months ago

Lovely hike gorgeous views

hiking
4 months ago

this trail is an annual ritual for me. it helps me acclimatize to the elevation for longer hikes later in the week

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike. The Trail could be better marked, especially in the beginning. Lots of photo ops.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Most of the hike was in the sun because of the Gondola fire. Recommend starting early. Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

A very nice, yet challenging hike into the sugar pine forest above heavenly. There's a wonderful small waterfall that you pass by as well as several small creeks that you cross. The views are spectacular.

Up to the very top and back clocks in at 7 miles, so i'd advise you to not bring young children on this hike expecting to get to the top. There are some great places to hike to along the way, however, that would make a great short hike.

Bring some water, pack sunscreen, and have proper footwear as I saw a few people in sandals having a very tough go.

4 months ago

Beautiful views of Tahoe!!

4 months ago

Nice walk with great views early on but there's little reward at the top, just a few rocks for a picnic before heading back down. Take plenty of water as some steep uphill sections are un-shaded.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful new trail! Could not quit taking pictures. Started at 7 am and almost the entire hike was shaded. Wasn’t very busy on a Wednesday that early in the morning, parking was easy, only saw 3 runners and two bikers the entire way until the last half mile on the return trip when several groups were headed up. So go early and enjoy the views!!

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike with great views!

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