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Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Great Views of Lake Tahoe

I was with my brother who met me in Red Bluff California. The first view was ok but higher up on... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Paul F
Columbus Oh
Beautiful views of the lake

Really neat place to get a view of the town below and the lake, Mountains in the backdrop. Easy... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Lexington, South Carolina
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“vista point”(14 reviews)
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

I was with my brother who met me in Red Bluff California. The first view was ok but higher up on the trail the views were even better up to a waterfall. The trail was moderate not too steep. This place is a foreshadow of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Really neat place to get a view of the town below and the lake, Mountains in the backdrop. Easy to get to from town

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jcmallard1
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great trail. Ample parking. Close to town. Trail is well marked. Moderate difficulty. But the views are fantastic. The higher you go the better the views. Then comes a lovely walk in the forest.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gregzi
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Ran 7 miles in loops, nice area! Shady and rocky, lots of trees, great views if you climb the rocks. I went early so not as many people but I imagine get busier later in the day. I found parking close by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pharmagirl7
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Highly recommend that you do this Trail. We did it twice and wanted to go back to do the longer 6.2 mile trail (12 miles in and out). The trail to the waterfalls can be as short as 3 miles (to/from waterfalls) and 6 miles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Gary333888
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I hiked for an hour before seeing another person. Alone on the mountain is awesome. Very well marked trails make it a great hiking place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kchew3
Reviewed 4 October 2018

It is a Bi-State park because it goes both ways... Ca and Nv. On the Nv side you can catch the rim trail and hike up to a waterfall. (It is really just a creek pouring over some rocks so don't get you hopes up)....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank andycoyle
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This park is right behind many of the casinos in the area. Easy to get to and has a variety of options for hiking. Take your camera! Make sure you look for Sugar Pine Cones and hike to the waterfall. Take a picture as you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Estelle W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing views of Lake Tahoe as you hike uphill. You can stop at the waterfall and be satisfied or plow ahead to the Rim Trail. 3-4 hours round trip to the top. Go early. It can get crowded.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tahoevicki
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Just finished hiking this park and well worth it!! Not too steep (hiking poles not necessary) and the views are amazing! Remnants of fire in 2002 but still spectacular. Different trails (elevation and distance) we did all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank catherines656
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26 May 2018|
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Response from pyramoon | Reviewed this property |
one of the three times we hiked here there was a mention of a possible bear siting.....but we never saw anything. nothing to worry about here. too many people to keep the bears away.
31 January 2018|
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Response from Alicia S | Reviewed this property |
if you like hiking, yes, there's tons to do. many trails.
Kevin K
7 January 2018|
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Response from FlfireGirl | Reviewed this property |
Really depends on the snow... and the weather... but I would say yes.