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“Must do (over & over, too!) - dog friendly”

Taylor Creek Visitor Center
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tahoe is between 2 and 2-1/2 hrs from my home so this makes for a great day trip or visit during a extended stay in the Lake Tahoe area. My friends and I love going several times a year. The visitor center is easy to get to and there's a paved path to enjoy walking thru some gorgeous scenery. Dogs are welcome to join their owners but must remain leased. (we especially enjoy going when the salmon are running - late Sept/early Oct). In addition, there's a dirt/gravel path that'll take you back to Lake Tahoe. There are trails that have picnic tables along the way. Again, even at the Lake dogs need to remain on leash. Our dogs give this 4 paws and a tail and love to join us time and time again!

This property is adjacent to the Tallac historical site which is accessible via footpaths so you can stay as short or long as you'd like.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

You can read about Taylor Creek's offerings in other posts. What I wish I had known was that it would be a great place to picnic and ride bikes. If you are coming out here in the summer or fall, consider renting a bike at Camp Richardson and riding north to Taylor Creek. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at the beach. The visitor center is not open during the weekday so bring some water with you.

Please be curious but courteous. The ecosystem is fragile and letting your kids run amuck (like those my family encountered) will ruin this area in the years to come. Stay on the trails; take only photos and leave only footprints.

1  Thank thegeoteach
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Gorgeous scenery! Take a walk through the lush wetlands at the Southern edge of Lake Tahoe. While I imagine the landscape changes somewhat throughout the year, in early June it was lush, green, and beautiful. There are informational plaques that tell you about the wetlands,and there are benches along the way where you can sit and listen to the aspen leaves rustle in the breeze while songbirds answer each other's call, with the sound of Taylor Creek in the background. The kids will love the stream profile room where they can watch the fish in Taylor Creek and learn a little bit about them. Dogs aren't allowed in the stream profile room, but they're welcome everywhere else. There's usually a dog water bowl at the water fountain next to the visitor center, and you can take a trail about 600 yards out to Lake Tahoe and a dog friendly beach.

1  Thank olblueiiii
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I went to the visitor center to ask a question, but when I got there I got way more than expected. There is a trail called, Rainbow Trail that takes you through meadows, a marsh area and onto Taylor Creek. The area was so quite, except for the various birds chirping that I found it a deeply spiritual experience. There's even a viewing area where you can see the fish of Taylor Creek through a glass display.

1  Thank William L
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

While driving south on Hwy 89 we came upon a small dirt roadsde parking spot next to this river {Taylor Creek) flowing under the Hwy. Began hiking west upriver on a cleared but undeveloped trail that followed the waterway with spectacular forest and moutain scenery. Returning to our starting point we headed east on a very well marked and developed trail (mostly paved). Easy walking down to the Tallac area of Lake Tahoe. Along the way we came across and underwater veiwing buildng of the river habitat along with a visitors center and outdoor pavilion. There is parking at the visitor center accesible further south of where we parked along the hwy. This area is another can't miss tranquil Tahoe nature experince. An hour for a quick visit, but definitely better enjoyed as longer day experience. With picnicking at the many spots along the trail or most definitely lakeside on the beach.

Thank BIGDICEGUY
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