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    D. L. Bliss State Park: Rubicon Point and Lighthouse Loop Trail

    South Lake Tahoe, California

    D L Bliss State Park Rubicon Point and Lighthouse Loop Trail

    D. L. Bliss State Park: Rubicon Point and Lighthouse Loop Trail Professional Guide

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    "For good reasons, the Rubicon Trail is very popular with hikers and tourists alike. Tracing the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe, the trail treats travelers to incredible lake views throughout a mile-long section to Calawee Cove, where diversions include a refreshing dip in Lake Tahoe or lunch on the picturesque shore. By returning on the Lighthouse Trail, additional treats include a bit of history at old Rubicon Point Lighthouse."

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    Reno, NV
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    6/16/2012
    Moderate hike, we hiked from the ranger station, missed the first turn off for Rubicon Trail, as we were focused on the signs up ahead for the Lighthouse Trail. It was our plan to do the Rubicon part. The two trail heads are almost right next to each other. The park map does not depict that. We got to the beach, ate a snack and decided to walk on the road back to our car. It is mostly uphill, but easier than taking the trail up hill all the way back the same way we came. Nice hike with pretty view of the lake.
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    Martinez, CA
    Pathfinder | 136 pts
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    10/25/2008
    When we went on this hike It looked as though they were doing some kind of forest management project. They were piles after piles of fresh cut trees and debris everywhere. It took away from the beauty. Kind of sad really. When we reach the "lighthouse" I use this term loosely. It was pretty disappointing. The lighthouse looked more like an outhouse but the view was amazing.Main gate closed for season so you have to walk a few miles before you get to trailhead and the parking is very limited.
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    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    "For good reasons, the Rubicon Trail is popular with hikers and tourists alike. Following above the lakeshore, travelers are treated to incredible lake views throughout the mile-long section of trail to Calawee Cove. By combining the Rubicon Trail with the Lighthouse Trail, you can follow a 2-mile loop, complete with Tahoe views and a bit of history at the old Rubicon Point Lighthouse." Read more

    Trail Information

    South Lake Tahoe
    Nearby City
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    2
    Distance
    550 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Easy
    Skill Level
    1 to 2 hours
    Duration
    Best mid-May through September
    Season
    D. L. Bliss State Park at 530-525-7277, parks.ca.gov
    Local Contacts
    CSP D. L. Bliss and Emerald Bay State Parks Trail System
    Local Maps

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