Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, and Eagle Falls

Emerald Bay, California 96109

Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, and Eagle Falls

Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, and Eagle Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This hike leads down to Vikingsholm, a Scandinavian style mansion completed in 1929 that resembles an 11th century Viking Castle. It is a popular trail that passes numerous water cascades to the shores of Lake Tahoe's spectacular, three-mile long, glacier-carved Emerald Bay. At the bay is a beach and picnic area offering a close-up view of the rocky, 150-foot high Fannette Island, the only island in Lake Tahoe. A short, forested spur trail leads to the foot of Eagle Hills."

Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, and Eagle Falls Reviews

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10/13/2003
A 1 hour hike while driving around lake tahoe. That's how i rate this one. The viking castle is beautiful from outside (it was closed for the season). There are picnics table and yes the canadian geese. Coming back up is steep but only 1mile. Overall it's a trail TO DO when you are in Tahoe. Paddling from Camp Richardson to Emeral bay is much more fun and action (takes 5hours r/t).
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2/23/2003
Took the family down to vikingsholm and just encountered a few patches of snow. It was a little overcast so we really couldn't see the emerald color on this day. The kids had no trouble on the climb back out. The Canada geese at the beach were used to people so we got some great close ups.
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Trail Information

Emerald Bay
Nearby City
2.5
Distance
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Spring through Fall
Season
USGS Emerald Bay
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Oct 2018