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Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Address: Montreal Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: (530) 542-5580
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Grass Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Berkeley, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Right behind all the glitz of Heavenly Village is a park with trails that ultimately scale the mountain, but can also provide a pleasant hour of mild exertion as you climb through the trees to rocky outlooks with views of the lake. My one quibble: the trails are very poorly marked, and no one at my hotel or even the... More 

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Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The wife, the dogs, and I hiked up to the waterfall which took about 45 minutes. It was a well-groomed relatively easy hike with great lake views. Well worth it!

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Fremont, California
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1,281 attraction reviews
1,225 helpful votes 1,225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Van Sickle Bi-State Park is close to the Marriott Hotel where we stay in South Lake Tahoe. It is a popular hiking and equestrian park with trails and some views of Lake Tahoe.

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Westborough MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Easily accessed from South Lake Tahoe, its located near the Nevada state line. You can simply start climbing and take a number of different trails. Once you get high enough, after 20-30 minutes or so, the views are awesome and the trails are fun. They are not too taxing, if you are used to walking or can handle a 5k... More 

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San Mateo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

choice of easy to hard Trees changing color Saw Momma bear and two cubs There is a small water fall at the end of one of the trails

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Orland Hills
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I really enjouy hiking the trail at VanSickle. The view of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding are are outstanding. I visited a warm day and foolishly hadn't carried water. The trail is well marked but steep. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic views.

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Dublin, OH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We walked here from our hotel (Basecamp). This was our first hike at Lake Tahoe, so that was magical in itself, but these are relatively easy trails leading to some stunning views of the Lake. Lots of cute chipmunks, too! The only distraction is that you will see the Gondola from time to time which kind of takes about from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took a 3 hour return hike from the behind the Mariott Trail Head below the Gondola. We hiked up to the waterfall along the 'orange trail.' The views of Lake Tahoe are breathtaking. The tree cover is low initially due to the forest fire. As you travel East you get more sugar pine trees and it becomes more alpine... More 

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