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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Perfect family nature walk

We went there to show my granddaughters the underground viewing of the stream, natured at its... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Vacaville, California
Perfect Nature Walk for Young Families

This is a great nature walk for young families - it is short, flat and you can even push a stroller... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Stephanie A
Folsom, CA
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We went there to show my granddaughters the underground viewing of the stream, natured at its finest, unfortunately it was closed dues to repairs! Very disappointing but we did enjoy the walk through the meadow, there were quite a few wild flowers in bloom, various...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MommaHen04
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great nature walk for young families - it is short, flat and you can even push a stroller on the paved paths. There are some scenic views for photos and there is quite a bit of informational signage. We have been on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of parking. We were diappointed that the underwater website didn't say exhibit closed due to btoken glass. Who knows when it will be fixed. Did short walk and enjoyed, so did walk to beach and along beach for a mile or more. Loved that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank crintigger
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get to see the chamber due to cracked glass. Construction on the trail ended our walk quickly. Hopefully repairs get done soon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kimberlyt703
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Nice trail at the visitor center. It will be nice to visit the underground stream chamber when it is repaired. We also had a nice walk to the beach with the dog who really enjoyed swimming in the lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ljgillispie
Reviewed 28 July 2018

while traveling thru the loop it's easy to pass this place but I think it's definitely worth the stop ( only place with places to park when we visited ) there's restrooms and a water spigot! and there's also a trail that will take you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank thelostpineapple
Reviewed 20 July 2018

My daughter wasn't up for a more difficult hike the day we went to Emerald Bay, so we skipped Eagle Lake. We drove down towards South Tahoe and ran across Taylor Creek Visitor Center. They had some sort of event going on with tents set...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I recommend if you want an easy and quick trip that is free. We parked here and walked the wetlands (bring bug spray!!) and I finally saw our first trout and salmon in their creek. Their underground viewing station was closed... but it was free!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 526brentf
Reviewed 27 June 2018

My husband and I visited the Taylor creek visitor center and underground viewing station only to find both places were closed! I believe the visitor center is only open on weekends or special occasions and the glass underground viewing station was closed for remodeling. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank laura47f
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had planned on taking the grandkids on this easy hike and looked forward to the underground glass viewing section. In spite of our disappointment in the closed center, we enjoyed the beautiful trail and many views of the surrounding and varied areas. We thought...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
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.