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Emerald Bay State Park

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Address: Hwy 89, CA 96145
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This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.

This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.

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This is a day hike and I recommend this to everyone. My wife and I went there around noon and it was hot during the day. The drive was beautiful and pet friendly place. You won't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a day hike and I recommend this to everyone. My wife and I went there around noon and it was hot during the day. The drive was beautiful and pet friendly place. You won't regret it.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

There is a hiking trail that takes you down to Vikingsholm. There is an overlook right near the parking lot for gorgeous pictures.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

the trip on a boat out to the cove or a drives around the lake to get to the old viking home next t the lake facing the island in the bay is so worth it. see a early 3 legged chair, old piano beautiful stain glass and large hand carved wooden beams, just o mention a few things.Take in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited Lake Tahoe by the end of May,2016. It was just the begining of summer. Still one can see beautiful snow topped mountains around. We started form San jose in the morning and reach Emerald bay statep ark by afternoon. It is a wonder full destination where nature meets tranquility. The emerald blue water of the bay surrounded by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We drove up to emerald bay from state line and the views are amazing! We went in the busy holiday period and made the mistake of going around midday and couldn't get a parking spot to stop at the lookout or anywhere close which was a shame! So make sure you go early so see it without the crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a must go place if you are in California.Excellent View.There are lot of other activities as well.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This park is my favorite area of Lake Tahoe due to the stunning mountain scenery, historic architecture, and waterfalls. The views of the bay itself are amazing, but I personally enjoy hiking to vikingsholm, eagle falls, and eagle lake more. This glacial canyon would be worth a visit even without the bay of the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The view of the bay from the State Park were spectacular. The hike to Eagle Falls through the light snow fall was fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you happen to go to San Francisco, Sacramento, Carson City or any other destination within a few hours drive of Lake Tahoe, do not miss the opportunity to visit specially Emerald Bay Park. Photos can hardly do justice but still better than words.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Even on a cold day the parking lot to the scenic overlook was jammed with photo bugs. The roads were not icy when we went Thanksgiving week, but I would definitely not want to go there with icy roads. So many hairpin curves, and the roads edge was right next to a steep drop off. This was the steepest drop... More 

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