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D.L. Bliss State Park

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Address: Hwy 89, CA 96143
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This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches...

This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches in the area and several popular hiking trails.

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MUST hike the Rubicon Trail!

One of the best hikes and most beautiful hikes Ive ever done! Super easy, just absolutely gorgeous views!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

One of the best hikes and most beautiful hikes Ive ever done! Super easy, just absolutely gorgeous views!!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

After enjoying Vikingsholm and Lower Eagle Falls, we wanted to hang out some more in Emerald Bay, so we walked a few miles on the Rubicon Trail. Being a bright and sunny early November day, (the campsite was closed and) we had the Emerald Bay Shoreline hugging trail almost to ourselves. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. Bring water, wear layers, and have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly loved hiking the Rubicon Trail from Bliss to Emerald Bay. I was dropped off at Bliss and picked up in the Vikingsholm parking lot. The trail was easy and the views stunning.

Thank Di B
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We enjoyed the ride in, just north of Emerald Bay on the West side of Lake Tahoe. This park has relatively short hikes and water access to the beautiful colors of Lake Tahoe--several shades of blue & green. The highlight was a black bear who crossed the road in front of our car on the way out. He just slowly... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Rubicon Trail was amazing! The hike is easy and affords absolutely stunning views of Lake Tahoe! It takes you hiking among boulders, over a wooden bridge, among the pine trees, and on to Emerald Bay - it was beautiful!

Thank shanders0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

You know how you want a hike that is well marked but gives you all the razzle dazzle of great views and interesting paths? Well go to BLISS! We went to the end of the park where the beach starts and WOW! There are several options but do the lighthouse trail alone the back ridge. Amazing cliffs and boulders the... More 

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Truckee, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. A true gem and for that it can be hard to get into and hard to reserve unless planning 6 months out. However in fall it is first come first serve. This place has amazing beaches, hikes and campgrounds. Yes, the yellow jackets are horrible like they are everywhere In Tahoe, but it's well worth it.... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The ranger recommended the Rubicon trail, which has lovely views of the Emerald Bay and is just the right amount of challenging. We looped back on the Lighthouse trail and found the whole experience to be peaceful and exhilarating. Enjoyed this trail much more than the Eagle Trail nearby.

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Just a couple miles north of Emerald Bay you find the entrance to Bliss. Rather than fight the parking at Emerald Bay, go into Bliss enjoy the park, outstanding beach area and hike a short distance on the Rubicon Trail to Emerald Bay. If you don't want to hike all the way, you can still look down on the Bay... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We are in Lake Tahoe with my family for Labor Day weekend. Usually, I read up on a place before visiting, but my daughter was there last year and so I didn't research about it. What a mistake! We had no idea that the park had posted up a warning about an increase in wasps and yellow jackets this year.... More 

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