Looking for a great trail near Zephyr Cove, Nevada? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around D. L. Bliss State Park or Emerald Bay State Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Zephyr Cove ranging from 3.2 to 5.2 miles and from 6,233 to 7,936 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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great trail for a quick hike

Great trail with beautiful views the whole way. The switchbacks are fantastic - and my dog loved the hike too!

Great trail! challenging and views all the way up! refreshed my water supply in the waterfall ;)

I recommend parking on Elk Point Rd instead of Sierra Sunset Lane. Trail was very easy terrain and covered a lot of pretty views. I would definitely bring your phone and follow the trail through the app because it isn't really labeled and you cross quite a few other trails along the loop. Be sure to veer a little off trail for the view of the water at Nevada Beach.

Plenty of shade, some water at the beginning for the dog. Narrow and uphill but nothing too bad and the views are awesome!

Great views of the valley. Very steep dropoff on narrow trail so be sure-footed and OK with height! Dog-friendly but for dogs that don't pull on leash because you will need your balance. Encountered now at the top from the storm during the weekend before. Awesome experience!

Nice trail that takes you up almost across from Tallac and crystal range mountains. Not great views of Tahoe but good views.

Amazing trail. Wasn’t expecting all the switchbacks but I also didn’t read the reviews before the hike lol. It can be kind of dangerous so if hiking with kids or dogs keep them close. We didn’t go all the way, and the route I recorded reflects that. We are going to come back though since we live five minutes away lol

Quick, rewarding hike! Out and back in 2 hours, including 30 minutes hanging at the top. There is a bit of a scramble at the peak, but it's worth it

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private property
3 months ago

Now that the new parking lot is now open for the loop trail, the little parking area shown on this map is now marked with a sign as “ No trail parking”. If you park on the street, this is still a shorter there-and-back compared to the loop trail.

Great hike in from Benjamin Dr up to castle rock trail. Beautiful day, pretty easy hike up and down through the trees and the best lunch spot up on castle rock. Highly recommend this hike!

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Very pretty views of the valley, lots of shade. Not for beginners, steep drop off in places, good trail. Didn’t have enough time or energy to make it to waterfall . I would definitely return.

Moderate hike start early. It gets hot if you start in the afternoon. Great views of the valley.

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4 months ago

Phone read 5.68m in 1:22:25 with 1797ft of gain. My GPS jumped around a little near the top which I think tacked on extra elevation. There is a trail up a ridge line that bypasses all of the switch backs. Great views of the Valley in a couple spots, and the waterfall is well worth the trip.

Great trail, more shade than I expected, started on east side, would do again.

We started at the Daggett Summit trailhead and then jumped on the bottom part of the Castle Rock trail. We did this to avoid the hawk nest and start closer to where we were staying. It was a nice, fairly easy hike with good lake views. Recommended if you are looking for a quick hike.

Nice trail, take enough water and start early in the morning. Good for beginners!

We didn't do the loop. We took the route that started behind the green gate 100 or so yards back up the road from the parking lot. Just keep an eye out for the orange Castle Rock markings on the trail markers as you will hit the main trail. We took the same way out as it is the shortest route. As of Mid June 2019 there were still warnings about the falcon nesting so we didn't get to the very top. You can still scramble half way up and get good views. Pretty easy hike.

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5 months ago

did this hike yesterday. deff better waterfalls out there, the trail is steep lots of switch backs. in a few spots the trail splits into 2 it is the same trail they come back together. my hiking partner broke her ankle with a mile left had 9 EMTs and 3 search and rescue come get her off the trail. coming down again its steep and are loose rocks on the trail. be careful trail running shoes or something with alot of good tread recommended. luckily had cell service most of the way.

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5 months ago

Good, short little hike. Pros: easy to get to, close to other trails, and good shade coverage. Cons: no amazing views until the very end, and right now they don’t really want people near Castle Rock due to peregrine falcon nesting. Overall I’d recommend the Castle Rock Loop over this one, if you don’t mind a couple extra miles.

If you are after a short hike with a good payoff, this is a great choice. Castle Rock offers beautiful views of the lake, especially South Shore. If it weren’t for a tiny bit of rock scrambling at the end, I’d rate this one as easy. Not a lot of elevation, short, and very well marked.

one way recorded only. 2 hr 50 minutes total

Great trail with amazing views of the Carson Valley. Trail is well maintained and we had no problem navigating it. There was plenty of shade and the wildflower were plentiful. The waterfall at the end was totally worth it!

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6 months ago

There's better waterfall and Creek trails out there, but this is still a great trail.

Well maintained trail that is easy to follow and with decent birding. Took about 2 hrs 15 minutes with several stops for birding and looking at wildflowers. Bitterbrush, lupine, wild onion, currant and others in bloom on 6/1/2019 and good flow at the waterfall.

Nice afternoon hike. Falcon nesting at the summit, so only went half way up the rock.

This is a Very odd ‘trail’ to say the least. The app directs you to begin the trail on private property so we had to find parking and begin walking about a quarter mile up the road. Half of the trail is a loop through a campground. The other half of the trail is nicely paved but takes you to the end of a trail and then you turn around and go to the end of another trail and then turn back around again. While on the trail you get some nice views and you also walk through a historical part of Round Hill. The trail is dog friendly but the beaches you walk by are not with the exception of a small portion of Nevada Beach.

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6 months ago

Nice trail and a good hike. A few sections of the trail are narrow and run along some steep edges but the waterfall at the end was great. Was a nice option when the weather closer to Lake Tahoe was a bit chilly to hike on that side of the mountain range.

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