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...

Kilner Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 3 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89 at the corner of Ward Avenue. The bike trail is close and there are tennis courts, a playground, a volleyball court, picnic tables and restrooms.  The park consists of 7 acres.

Kilner Park: Tahoe City PUD

Kaspian Recreation Area

Kaspian Rec Area

Kaspian Campground is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 4 miles south of Tahoe City.  There are 9 camp sites and a host is present.  The park is located across the street from the shores of Lake Tahoe and t...

Sugar Pine Point State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 11 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89.  General Creek is the main trail heading due west along the creek and is a 4.5 mile loop.  General Creek continues into El Dorado National Forest and the trail connects with the Pacific Crest Trail at one point.  There are other fun trails in and around the park.  The infamous Ehrman Mansion is located near the lake and is open for tours in the summer months.  There are 125 campsites for summer camping and a host is present.  Sugar Pin...

Emerald Bay State Park was recognized as a National Natural Landmark in 1969.  There are two campgrounds; one is walk or boat in only and the other is Eagle Point Campground.  The boat in campground has a pier to load and unload gear and buoys to moor your boat for the night.  A great day hike is the Rubicon Trail which wraps around Emerald Bay and continues along the shores of Tahoe over to D.L. Bliss State Park.  An easier hike is the one mile down to Vikingsholm.  On the other side of Hwy 89 is a two mile h...

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.

The North Tahoe Regional Park is located in Tahoe Vista approximately 1 mile off Hwy 28.  The park consists of roughly 124 acres and is surrounded by forested public land which has many trials connecting to an extensive trail system.  This is a fun place to explore for a few hours or get lost for the day.  It is possible to reach Northstar, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and climb to Mt Watson.  They have a par course with 18 stations for a fun and different workout, a nature trail, a paved bike path and a few picnic sites.  There are great views of Lake Tahoe from the ...

Pole Creek Road is located off of Hwy 89 and north of Squaw Valley where Pole Creek meets the Truckee River.  This is considered an intermediate to advanced ski tour.  You can either go out and back or ski / hike over to Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl.

Pole Creek Lake Tahoe CA

Tahoe Back Country

64 Acres is located just South of the"Y" in Tahoe City.  The park provides parking, public restrooms, access to the Truckee River, access to the bike trail down the West Shore and the bike trail toward Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.  

This is also the location of the TART Tahoe City transfer center which provides indoor waiting and seating, restrooms, bike lockers and bus routes.

One of the segments of the