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Aug 1, 2017
“Beautiful Spot to Relax and Swim”
Jun 9, 2017
“Hefty Hike”
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Lake Tahoe State Park, Carson City, NV
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Park on the side of Highway 28 by the green gate. Pack a picnic lunch and head down the trail to the lake for gorgeous views and crystal clear water. When you get to the lake, keep walking around to the right and find a...More

1  Thank Madison O
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Park on side of Highway 28. Hike down to the lake for gorgeous views, photographs and flowers. Historic stone building at lakeside. Enjoy a picnic before you hike uphill. Approximately 2 hours for tourists.

3  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Trailhead is at the green gate about 2 miles before the 50 North. Beautiful vistas the whole way down to the beach - Loads of pine cones line the trail, interesting rock formations and beautiful trees. 600 ft down and then up - but it...More

Thank Anne32825
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What a cool place the rocks are so awesome. The sunset was amazing and the moon looked like you could touch it. We went with my 6 yr old she had a great time.

1  Thank kim a
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A somewhat long and sometimes street walk from the highway. Very private beach that is very clean. Be observant as there are some times nudes and you might be offended

Thank Elmer W
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Take highway 28 from highway 50 North approx 2 miles. Look for iron pope gate in west side of highway. Park in one of the turnouts along the highway. A great walk through a mixed conifer forest with filtered views of Lake Tahoe along the...More

1  Thank Penelope C
Reviewed 25 July 2015

An easy hike down a dirt road brings you to Skunk Harbor, a beautiful cove on Lake Tahoe. This is a scenic trail with views of the lake all the way down. The beach includes a gentle sandy section and areas with boulders for scampering...More

Thank MsLiberry
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Its best to visit in the morning before the noisy boaters and the rest of the hikers start to trickle in. Vivid green and blue harbor that's hidden away enough for quiet reflection but not too far to hike, a rarity for any natural beauty....More

2  Thank Jason P
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Most visit the area via boat but is accessible by trail. Old historic buildings were summer picnic area of Bliss family place across on the west side of lake. Nice sandy beaches, not sure if it has restrooms, very busy on summer weekends, if you...More

Thank SamB29
Reviewed 19 August 2014

In 15 years of boating this is the best cove and beach I've ever found. The sand is grainy but clean. The views are unequaled. I can't say enough about the serenity and beauty of this spot. We were there on a quiet day, I'm...More

4  Thank IrishLori
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