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Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Address: Montreal Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: (530) 542-5580
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Fantastic hike! Awesome views.

This is an easy to moderate hike depending on how active you are. We hiked to the waterfall which was beautiful but the view from the Vista point can't be beat. I could have sat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is an easy to moderate hike depending on how active you are. We hiked to the waterfall which was beautiful but the view from the Vista point can't be beat. I could have sat on those rocks half the day! What's great about this hike is also the location. If you are staying at any of hotels in Heavenly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ther is a vista point a short distance from the parking area, maybe 10-15. It is signed on the right side. When you get there, it is a short scramble up a few rocks. Nice location for photos. Great views of mountains and the lake. It appeared to be a destination for mountain bikers and other hiking trails.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We did this hike with our young son in early May. It was still cool but sunny. We didn't think he would make it very far but he had so much fun climbing on rocks we went all the way to the small waterfall. It was about 3.5 milked total. Beautiful views throughout the walk up. Nice visible trails and... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we hiked this every day of our visit. we loved it. The ONLY thing not so good is the garbage dumped by human pigs.

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We might not have found this park if we hadn't been staying in the Heavenly Village area, but since we were right there, we decided to give the park a try. I love hiking, but really appreciate trails that are wide enough and don't scare the death out of me, since I'm afraid of heights. We had a good hike... More 

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Lafayette, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a nice place to start hiking in Tahoe. The Lake and gondola are reassuring points of reference that will get you back to the beginning -- which is good because the trails are only beginning to be marked. You'll climb faster than you realize and soon get some really nice views. Agree with other reviews, it is dusty.... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After many hikes from roadway down to Lake Tahoe shoreline, this hike was so-so, dusty. We hiked off to the side of the Heavenly Gondola and eventually found some rock outcroppings that presented some magnificent views of the lake and surrounding peaks. Park gates were closed so we parked right in front of gates with several other cars-seemed safe to... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We really enjoyed the hike through Van Sickle. We went on a loop hike for approximately 5 miles, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the change of climates between the states, and the seclusion. My only complaint is that they need more signs!! We walked quite a ways into the park before we had an indication of where we were going.... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Disappointed to find the entrance closed for the season, but the trail was still open. Walked a mile or so under the Gondola. Got a good view & pics of Tahoe. No snow... so sad. Not a tough hike .

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Lyndhurst, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Took a hike led by the resort staff. It was labeled intermediate, and it was with a steady incline. But the view at the top was awesome! Have to climb up on large boulders to get the view, so nice to be with others to get a helping hand. There are other trails in the park, but the one I... More 

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