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The Dolder Nature Trail

A relaxing hike near the lake shore with a visit to the highest operating navigational lighthouse and a sandy beach

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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview:  The Dolder Nature Trail will take you through the Edwin L. Z’Berg Natural Preserve on a nice 2-mile loop near the lake with a stop at ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

To start the hike, walk between the water tower and the caretaker’s house (look for the blue sign with information about Edwin L. Z’Berg. Continue downhill on the paved path.

2. Dirt Trail

After about ¼ of a mile there will be a small dirt path to your right, take the dirt trail to continue the hike.

3. Beach Access

Here you will find access to the sandy beach. Across the lake slightly to your left you can see Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, just west of the Nevada State line. If you look carefully, you may also see casinos in Nevada.

4. Lighthouse

Follow the path to the right for a short trip to the beach where you will see the world’s highest operating navigational light (based on elevation, not height of the tower).

5. Bench with a view

When you have almost completed your hike you will find a nice wooden bench with a perfect view of the lake below. Take your time as you enjoy the stunning view before getting back on the trail to finish the hike.