Life in Lake Tahoe with a bit of real estate news

Emerald Bay is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 18 miles south of Tahoe City and approximately 12 miles from South Lake Tahoe.  The state park has a boat-in camp ground and Eagle Point Camp ground.  

Emerald Bay

This is a very popular destination and in the summer there are many boats in the bay and tied up to the beach and many hikers and photographers around the Vikingsholm mansion.  Points of interest inclu...

Cold Stream is located on the west side of Truckee, south of I-80 and east of Donner Lake.  Many locals walk their dogs here and there are trails for biking, running and walking.  This is a short drive to many restaurants in Truckee and easy access on and off I-80.  The road borders Donner Memorial State Park.

Ward Creek State Park is located approximately 3 miles south of Tahoe City on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  It is situated between the neighborhoods of Timberland and Pineland.  One can access the park from Hwy 89, The Rideout Community Center off Timberland or a trail head off Timberland Drive.  The north side of the park is bordered by Ward Creek and to the east is Hwy 89.  The park is roughly 180 acres and many trails can be accessed.

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Eagle Rock is located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe near Blackwood Creek and at the base of Blackwood Canyon.  It is approximately 5 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89.  In 2011, the California Tahoe Conservancy and The California Conservation Corps sent teams to create a new trail along the wouth side and up to the top.  Now the trail is restored and stable and it takes approximately 20 minutes depending on your speed.  The views of Lake Tahoe are incredible once at the top.

D.L. Bliss State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe not far from Emerald Bay and approximately 17 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89.  In fact the Rubicon Trail connects the park and Emerald Bay.  It is a pretty challenging hike or run in some areas.  There are 2 other trails called the Lighthouse Trail and the Balancing Rock Trail.  Sandy Lester Beach is a nice way to hang out for the day or head over to Calawee Cove which is equally relaxing.  In 1929, the D.L. Bliss family donated the 744 acres to state parks.  Camping is available or day us...

Eagle Lake Trail is located near Emerald Bay on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  This is a great out and back hike up to Eagle Lake.  It is approximately 2 miles so it can be a good half day hike or take your time throughout the day.  It is usually accessible from June till October.

The Tahoe Rim Trail winds through the woods and the forests surrounding Lake Tahoe and is 165 miles long.  Hiking and horsebaack riding are allowed on all trails but mountain biking is not permitted on all segments.  There are 8 trail heads and the segments range from 12 to 33 miles long.  On this segment you can see Watson Lake and good views of the Truckee River corridor.  This segment is approximately 20.2 miles long.

Tahoe Rim Trail

The Tahoe Rim Trail is approximately 165 miles long and circles Lake Tahoe.  Horseback riding and hiking are allowed on all parts of the trail and mountain biking is allowed on most, check the maps and trail heads.  The Pacific Crest Trail shares a few miles with the Rim Trail.  There are 8 trail heads and the trails range from 12 to 33 miles.  When you complete the whole trail you can become a member of the 165 mile club.  There are fabulous views and the highest part of the TRT is found in this segment.  This segment is just over 20 miles long.

Great trail just outside of Tahoe City in Comstock Acres.  This climbs up toward Paige Meadows and many more trails in the area.  One can hike or bike over to Alpine Meadows and / or hit the Tahoe Rim Trail,  Sunnyside Restaurant is approximately 2 miles south and The Bridgetender is roughly 1 mile to the north.  Granlibakken Resort is close by too.

Polaris Road ends at the North Tahoe High School and is located in The Highlands just above Dollar Hill.  This is a fun single track that connects to many trails behind the high school and over to the Tahoe City XC Center.  From here one can climb to Mt Watson, over to Tahoe City and even out to Northstar.  There are moderately easy trails and very difficult trails in the area.