Emerald Bay and D L Bliss State Parks Rubicon Trail

South Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay and D. L. Bliss State Parks: Rubicon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"If stunning lakeside views across the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe are what you’re looking for, look no farther than the Rubicon Trail, which follows a 5-mile stretch of shoreline along Emerald Bay and the southwest shore of Tahoe between Vikingsholm and Calawee Cove.

Thanks to the beautiful scenery and the relatively easy route, the trail is very popular with both hikers and sightseers alike, especially on summer weekends. Plan on an early start in order to find a parking place and beat the crowds, although photographers will appreciate the lighting later in the day when the sun is high or fading in the west."

Emerald Bay and D. L. Bliss State Parks: Rubicon Trail Reviews

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8/10/2009
This is a great trail for the family. It provides wonderful views of Lake Tahoe, especially Emerald Bay. The trail gets quite busy on weekends, so plan a week day trip to avoid crowds.
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Trail Information

South Lake Tahoe
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5
Distance
375 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 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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Jun 2018