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Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Address: Montreal Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Good for walk-in sledding when there is snow!

If you can find a place to stash your car (entrance to park is closed in winter), this is a great central location to walk in a few hundred feet and do a little sledding in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oakland, California

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can find a place to stash your car (entrance to park is closed in winter), this is a great central location to walk in a few hundred feet and do a little sledding in the snow.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Tahoe Rim Trail is easily accessed by Van Sickle. The park is very close to Fire and Ice which is a perfect spot for lunch after a hike.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Heavenly Cable Car wasn't in service when I was there, they were getting it ready for the Winter Season. Another tourist suggested I go here and do the walks, so Very Pleased I took their advice. Once your elevated a little, there are Great views of the Lake, Lake Tahoe and beyond. Further in the best bit - Peace,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We enjoyed a beautiful Autumn afternoon hiking up to a small, hidden waterfall. The trail winds through pines highlighted by flashes of yellow groves of (ash?) trees. The rim trail is well marked and suitable for moderately fit hikers. We hiked about 7 miles, leaving from the Stardust Lodge. There are paths to shorten or lengthen your hike.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great hike along the trails just below Heavenly. Very peaceful among the trees and nature, easy trail which leads to another trail which will take you further up the mountain. Hopefully will do that trail next time around

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

What a great find close to our Hotel in South Lake Tahoe. Terrific hiking trails with great views of the lake and access to the Tahoe rim trail as well. Definitely a little elevation particularly for those of us from back east but a lot of fun and a nice reward one you get back to the great places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice fairly easy hiking trail, beautiful scenery! There were quite a few of us, some that had to go a little slower, its an easier trail!

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We went in early November so you had to walk-in to the park which added another 20 minutes to the hike. But because it is between seasons the trails are not busy at all. It's a short hike to a overlook of the lake (photo1) but more awesome views await if you continue on the switchback trail to the falls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautiful views. Close to the main tourist plaza and easy to get to. Recommend the full hike to the Tahoe Rim Trail. Elevation 7777

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This park was right behind our hotel; literally walking distance. We hiked up a little over a mile to a small waterfall. There are some great views of Lake Tahoe, which is amazingly beautiful! It's a pretty easy hike. Great for mountain biking too if that's your thing.

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