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Emerald Bay hike for gorgeous views


Emerald Bay hike for gorgeous views

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Emerald Bay hike for gorgeous views

If you visite Lake Tahoe, you must to go to Emerald Bay State Park. This place is breathtaking, during the period of winter, with snow on the mountains.

Emerald Bay is located a few miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.

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Emerald bay

There are three trails on Emerald Bay. The views are  beautiful, with Lake Tahoe’s Blue-green hue, the brilliant blue skies and maybe the snow. You can see the Fannette island which is the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe. Fannette Island is only accessible by boat, kayak, or canoe.

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Emerald bay

Eagle Falls Trail:

Take Highway 89 north approximately 8 miles from South Lake Tahoe to Eagle Falls Picnic Area on the left. The Eagle Falls trail starts at the end of the Eagle Falls parking area. This trail offers majestic views of the Sierra high country. Just a 20 minute walk, Eagle Lake trail is a popular short hike.

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Emerald bay

Rubicon Trail:

Take Highway 89 north 10 miles from South Lake Tahoe to D.L. Bliss State Park. There is a fee for day use parking. This trail can be started at either end, but by starting at Emerald Bay, most of the 200 feet of vertical change is down.

From the Vikingsholm parking lot, follow the paved road down to the historic Vikingsholm “castle”. Vikingsholm Castle was completed in 1929. Vikingsholm is one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere. This is an authentic replica of a Viking castle.

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Emerald bay

From the mansion, take the trail heading along the north shore of Emerald Bay. After you pass the boat camp, the trail passes close to Emerald Point, giving a fine view back towards Emerald Bay as well as across Lake Tahoe. The trail then heads north moving away from the shoreline for a bit.

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Emerald bay

Cascade Creek Fall Trail:

Take Highway 89 north from South Lake Tahoe approximately 8 miles to the Bayview Campground across from Inspiration Point. Parking is located at the far end of the campground.

Spectacular views of the 200 foot high falls and Cascade Lake can be seen from this short trail. The trail, once found, is easily followed to the falls. It starts as a wide path winding through a fragrant pine and fir forest. A few stone steps lead to a narrower, rockier trail for the next 3/4 mile.

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Emerald bay

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