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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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I read reviews about this place on TA.....and so glad we stopped to check it out. Really... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2011
Brea, California
Always great but amazing in Oct

I have been here quite a few times, it is a lovely walk. It is however, amazing in Oct when the... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2011
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

I read reviews about this place on TA.....and so glad we stopped to check it out. Really something to see the fish in natural habitat. The Rainbow Trail was a very short and nice easy hike for ALL. Highly recommend checking this spot out. If...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

I have been here quite a few times, it is a lovely walk. It is however, amazing in Oct when the salmon are spawning. Last year we saw a mother bear and her cub fishing. Another year the ducks were swallowing them whole.

Date of experience: October 2010
1  Thank travelingaunt59
Reviewed 19 September 2011

This is a great place to come visit! We always bring the kids and the bikes and stop here. The viewing chamber is so neat. The bike trail goes right by here, so you can ride from all over!

Date of experience: October 2010
Thank dannirose3
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Every year we go to Taylor Creek and walk the path through the area. My husbands grade school teacher Mrs Morris, her husband helped develop the area. His name is on a dedication plaque inside the fish profile. My husband pushed my dad in a...More

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank 2goneagain
Reviewed 15 September 2011

While in S. Lake Tahoe don't miss the Taylor Creek trails and stream profile. Beautiful, serene, easy to walk trails, surrounded by aspens and streams, the mountains and lake! No fee to enter or park. Very nice visitor center with maps and gift shop. Bring...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

My wife and myself stoped at the Taylor Vistor Center to see what it was all about. We were just so surprised in the beauty of the hikes that we took. They were both very easy and just wonderful. The Center has clean restrooms for...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

This was always a favorite for us as children, visiting family nearby every August, and I still drag my husband every summer to look at the fish.

1  Thank nefariousmango
Reviewed 8 November 2009

One of the better state park locations in all of California. It has a .5 mi trail that has one walk through the ecosystems of Lake Tahoe. There is a ranger hut staffed with very informative and friendly rangers. Great viewpoints and very descriptive and...More

7  Thank John G
Reviewed 10 September 2008

While people of all ages and walking abilities can enjoy this location, our family of young and teenaged children love it alot! There are very plesant trails, none over .5 mile, with hands on activities like measuring water flow with a gallon sized bucket and...More

4  Thank Brenda C
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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.