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Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Montreal Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-5580
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Orland Hills
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There is a variety of different trails, though the maps were all gone so it's tricky to know where you are going. But there is parking and picnic tables and it was a fun outing.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We hiked the entire way to the vista at the top of the mountain, which round trip is a 5 hour hike. Don't do the entire way. Seriously. The views at the top of the vista are no more better than the views at .4 mile vista, and you can save alot of time and energy by going to that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went on this hike in early August with my parents (66 years old) and my daughters (7 & 9). Drive past the back of the Raley's shopping center and you will see the Van Sickle park rock marker. Keep driving straight and you will see an area with bathrooms directly under the Gondola pathway you can park there or if... More

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Shanghai, China
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Short hike and very accessible trailhead. The trail ascends about 180 feet, and the vista point was a climb up big rocks on the right side of the trail that were not that obvious, so not for those who cannot climb. Peaceful and beautiful. Three picnic tables at the parking lot and bathroom facilities, though they are holes in the... More

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Waddell, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Short .4 mile hike to Vista Point. Beautiful Lake view after a short climb up a granite outcropping.

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indianapolis, IN
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184 reviews 184 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had read some information about this trail and we may have gone on the wrong one. Thought we would see a waterfall, but never did. It was a pretty trail and we had some beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, though.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's quite difficult to find, but it's at the top of the road between Heavenly gondola area & the mall of shops with Radleys grocers in it. We parked near the horse riding area & wandered around looking for the start of the trail. Saw a notice board with map & followed the trail from there. Met several people who... More

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