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Interesting and scenic. Nice wildlife. Salmon and bears.

Stopped because of the talk of salmon in the creek. Well worth the stop. Easy trail to walk... read more

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Paul S
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Pretty stroll to watch the salmon spawn

This provides a nice low-key activity for when you're tired of the casinos and not up for a major... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beth M
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Reviewed today

Stopped because of the talk of salmon in the creek. Well worth the stop. Easy trail to walk. Observed salmon swimming up stream and in several pools. Had a momma bear and her 2 cubs cross the trail ahead of us and them run across...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This provides a nice low-key activity for when you're tired of the casinos and not up for a major hike or bike ride. It's a half mile stroll on a pretty, paved (accessible) trail to a stream where the salmon spawn in the fall. There...More

1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 6 days ago

always love walking out here, so peaceful and pretty. They had the fall fish fest, which was fun, very informative.

Thank AnnaJohnWin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is an excellent oppertunity to walk amoung the tall piine trees and take in the fresh smells while in the safety of a 1 mile well maintained trail. Includes trip past the river where samon spawn and beavers are active building a dam. Placards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to park. Easy walk. You can walk to Vallhalla and Camp Richardson. Obviously the best time to go is during the yearly salmon run last week of September, first couple of weeks of August. Although the Kokanee salmon are not indigenous (translocated in 1944),...More

Thank andycoyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taylor Creek in September when the salmon spawn is a treat for the whole family. Thousands of salmon gather for the spawning. There is an occasional bear enjoying the spectacle with a somewhat different intent, but they are busy doing what they do and leave...More

1  Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right off the HWY. HUGE parking lot with restrooms. Easy safe level walking path for all ages. Meander through meadows and wetlands beside a creek with views of salmon. Will do it again.

Thank vmerritt1722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The path is about .5 miles and is paved. It’s a nice walk and the scenery is very enjoyable. We didn’t get to see the salmon, but the creek was lovely.

1  Thank Christi F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Taylor Creek's paved trails, stream profile chamber, and visitor center - it's a staple of each visit.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We visit this park every time we are in the South Tahoe region. There is a sweet and easy loop trail in the park that is just long enough to be interesting, but short enough to be practical in any weather. There is also a...More

2  Thank StarTom3
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robert c
27 June 2017|
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Response from Mytinimartini | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. There was one section that was closed off due to flooding but well marked with signs
4 June 2017|
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Response from kimfE3697VE | Reviewed this property |
The trails are open for walking 24 hours a day. The Rainbow Trail is the exception at the moment. It is normally a loop trail, however currently about 25 yards of this trail is closed due to high water, While the majority... More
Charlesvincent A
21 March 2017|
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Response from Terry D | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much snow is left. The paved trails are not plowed. The visitors center will probably not be open until Memorial Day.