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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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See The Salmon!

Get up and close to where the bears frequent during their last chance to pile on the calories before the winter! The trail system is a very pleasant walk and level and once you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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Tahoe Vista, California
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Tahoe Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Get up and close to where the bears frequent during their last chance to pile on the calories before the winter! The trail system is a very pleasant walk and level and once you arrive (about 15 minutes), the salmon are right in front of you in the watery stream. Sign that are posted just remind the visitors about chance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Did this short little hike and found it to be very pretty. Part of it was flooded, but we just went the other way. Loved looking at the fall colors.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Because of the rain we didn't get to experience the underground viewing of the salmon but the views and paths here were magnificent! Would love to go back in better weather to see the entire place.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love going to Taylor Creek every year and this year I was not disappointed. I came just after a heavy rain, so there was a lot of water in the creek and actually some flooded areas on the trail. The fall is my favorite time to see the beautiful aspen groves and the Kocanye Salmon spawning. I have seen... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Salmon are running in October. We enjoyed the walk, and saw a bear. Absolutely make this a stop. Also a nice easy trail to the beach

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My family has enjoyed this place for years. On this particular visit, I was with three friends who had never been there. They all enjoyed the beautiful walk down to the stream profile. After that, we walked to the Tallac Historic Site. A very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

South Lake Tahoe is seriously overbuilt and commercialized, so it is refreshing to find a place that is void of development and gives a view of what the area might have looked like ages ago. I didn't go into the center itself, so cannot rate it, but the short walk around the level and mud-free trail was enjoyable and educational:... More 

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La Puente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great place to visit especially with kids. There are a few trails to walk. The Rainbow Trail is popular and you can see a cut out portion of the river to see the salmon and rainbow trout swimming. There is a trail that leads to Lake Tahoe.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy nature and wildlife but don't want to go on a 2 hour uphill hike this is perfect. The salmon and sometimes the bears are there in October. There weren't many fish there this year and that seems to be the trend, but you never know what kind of birds you might see. I've seen herons, ringnecked ducks,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Seems as though today was the best day ever for the fish and we had been told not to miss it by the owner of our accommodation. It was even better than expected with good signage and the under creek view was unexpected and very interesting. Did NOT see any bears as there were some parties of kids out on... More 

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