General Creek Loop

South Lake Tahoe, California 96155

General Creek Loop

General Creek Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Walk in the footsteps (or ski tracks) of Olympic biathletes
along this woodland loop, which follows gentle General Creek into Sugar Pine Point State Park’s backcountry. The General Creek Loop follows part of the route biathletes traversed in the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympic Games, offering hikers a chance to gain a new appreciation for (or sense of astonishment at) one of the oddest sporting events ever conceived.

In the biathlon, cross-country skiing—exhausting even when you are not racing—is paired with marksmanship; speed and accuracy determine the winner. Hiking time: 3–3.5 hours station hours vary. Difficulty: Moderate is open from about 8 a.m. until
8 p.m. Best seasons: Spring, summer. Other trail users: Mountain biking brochure available at the campers, trail runners. Trail amenities: Restrooms, online water, camping, and information available."

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Trail Information

South Lake Tahoe
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 to 3.5 hours
Spring, summer, fall
Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, PO Box 266, Tahoma, CA 96142-0266; (530) 525-7982; www.parks.
Local Contacts
USGS Homewood CA and Meeks Bay CA
Local Maps

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Dec 2018