Explore the most popular birding trails near Stateline with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We took the Van Sickle connector as far as the falls. On our way back we went the Cal-Neva loop. Nice and shady. Not near as rocky. We then split off at the Barn Trail to finish our hike. Overall this was a very pleasant adventure. We did see a few Stellar Jays along the way. Quite impressive birds.

This was a great trail. The steepest part was towards the end of the trail- but even that wasn’t too difficult. The views are spectacular and we saw a few small patches of snow as we got up to around 7200 ft. Not too many flowers in bloom yet, but we did see plenty of chipmunks. We did see the poison oak that another reviewer warned about. It was a little more crowded coming down when we got closer to the waterfall- most people were just going as far as the bridge over the falls and then turning around. It is worth it to hike the full trail- the views just keep getting better. Also most of the way out is downhill so it was much easier coming back.

Great trail, beautiful views. Be wary of taking the wrong loop back. There was still snow here and there (mid may). Great for older kids (7+) and dogs.

After hiking the Eagle Falls Trail with my wife this morning I decided I needed a good cardio workout. I chose this trail because it was flat and recommended for running. It’s a very simple trail but great for a short run. I wish I could have taken the time to read the markers along the way as it seems there is a story that goes along with this area.

Nice hike with views. There is a fair amount of what very much resembles poison oak along the trail. 3 leafed, glossy, rippled leaves with non-thorny grayish stems. I would error on the side of caution and be careful what you touch along the way.

The first 2/3 of this trail is great but the last 1/3 is primarily just intended to join up with the Tahoe Rim Trail. I wouldn’t consider the end of this trail as a destination spot, so unless you are trying to continue on hiking onto the Tahoe Rim Trail, I recommend turning back around 2 miles in. The best views of Lake Tahoe are on the first half.

Nice lake views at the beginning. Had to manage walking on snow in mid April.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail...very good climb for the kids and Easy to follow.

A nice trail to get away from the hustle/bustle of the casinos and stretch your legs after skiing.

Great loop route with spectacular westerly views of Lake Tahoe. We hiked through approximately 6” of fresh snow which was fine. Beautiful forest.

Great for climbers (once you get to the rock). Short & perfect hike. Enjoy the view at the end!

3 months ago

Great day up at Castle Rock, 2/10/18. Minimal snow and ice on trail, but really no need for yak tracks. A dozen other people hiking the trail. View is always amazing. Got a little windy, so wear a hat. When you get to Castle Rock stay high to right to see the lake view :)

Close to accommodations, easy access and decent parking. No big elevation change, so it is good for the first hikes to help acclimate at this altitude. Spectacular scenery, trails well maintained but slippery at times. Not crowded. Great for dogs! Great for photography!

Flat and easy. Ideal for carrying baby.

Great trail, easy to follow, not too steep. Fantastic views.

Great hike beautiful view.

Beautiful views and easy access with markers throughout. Last 0.5 mile or so was covered in ice and snow so we turned around and made the trip back. A couple of small waterfalls are found along the path. We are avid hikers so we found this more easy than moderate. The trail is very open and wide the first mile or two then becomes a single track trail along the backside of the mountain.

I liked this trail a lot! It gives great views of the lake and western shore peaks. Hiked it today and it took me 3 hours to go to the end and back. As a primarily Appalachian hiker from TN I thought the trail was a good moderate level trail with little trail issues i.e. downed tree or erosion. One problem I encountered was right after the trailhead split with the Cali/Nevada line trail approx 1.5 miles in I lost the trail and spent 20 minutes in the brush trying to get back to trail. Otherwise great hike for a trail within walking distance from my South Tahoe hotel.

Nice easy family hike.

Great hike...spectacular view if you make up on Castle Rock.... be wary of trail splits...easy to miss trail if not careful and it helps to review map....
For quickest rout...park at lower lot and that trail to Castle Rock...the trail does loop around back to upper parking lot if you choose longer rout...

We hiked this trail up to the Castle Rock trail to some amazing views at Castle Rock. We had the trail to ourselves at 11am but by 130, there were a fair amount of hikers. Lots of good vistas of Tahoe and mountains beyond. Ice only in small parts, we handled it fine in hiking boots.

Great view from the top.

Beautiful views half mile from Kingsbury TRT trailhead. Views from Chimney Rock absolutely beautiful. Very little snow this year in this area.

Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Lots of places to stop and observe. Great hike.

Great views of the lake

Beautiful scenery. Very open with fields, pine trees, granite, and water. Parts are paved while optional paths are dirt. Lots of dog walkers and some bikers. We came across two stray dogs, one with collar and tags although the other one did not have either.

Beautiful trail after fresh snow. Great with doggies!

Nice trail! Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe... def worth it

6 months ago

This is a fantastic hike!
GPS will take you to a residence where an older gentlemen is prepared to redirect you down the road.
There are some ascending parts of the trail that will elevate heartrate, but nothing difficult. Very peaceful, foresty, and the view at the end is amazing!
You will see Tahoe and trees for miles on the CA Side and then the desert Sierra's on the other side.
You can choose to climb the rocks at the end for an even more magnificent view.
All in all, a great experience and hits all the points that make a trail manageable to enjoy!
Dogs will love the hike too.

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