Antone Meadows

Tahoe City, California

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This wander through the woods, through a state park with no hoopla—in fact, no facilities of any kind other than trails and markers—leads to a secluded meadow frequented by deer, ducks, and not a whole lot of humans. Burton Creek State Park, home to Antone Meadows and the preserve that protects it, is the shy sibling of the flashier state parks around Lake Tahoe. This is the park where you can come for quiet, where you can retreat for a long, peaceful walk in the woods. That doesn’t mean you’ll be entirely alone, however. The dirt roads that crisscross the pine and fir forest that sprawls west of the lakeshore are popular with mountain bikers, who may ride singly or in packs but are, without fail (at least thus far), friendly and easy to share the trails with.

Antone Meadows Professional Review and Guide

"This wander through the woods, through a state park with
no hoopla—in fact, no facilities of any kind other than trails
and markers—leads to a secluded meadow frequented by deer, ducks, and not a whole lot of humans. Burton Creek State Park, home to Antone Meadows and the preserve that protects it, is the shy sibling of the flashier state parks around Lake Tahoe.

This is the park where you can come for quiet, where you can retreat for a long, peaceful walk in the woods. That doesn’t mean you’ll be entirely alone, however. The dirt roads that crisscross the pine and fir forest that sprawls west of the lakeshore are popular with mountain bikers, who may ride singly or in packs but are, without fail (at least thus far), friendly and easy to share the trails with."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Tahoe City
Distance: 6.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Late spring, summer, fall
Local Contacts: Burton Creek State Park; www.parks.ca.gov
Local Maps: USGS Tahoe City; Burton Creek State Park brochure and map online
Driving Directions: Directions to Antone Meadows

Recent Trail Reviews

9/23/2015
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We started the trail at the east side of the Woods Lake Campground and follow the moderate trail to Winnemucca Lake. Passing through forests and open meadows along the way. The path is well marked and fairly easy until the last 1/2 mile or so where it gets a bit steep. We arrived at Winnemucca Lake in about an hour where we found a shady spot and enjoyed our lunch (and let the dog cool off). Then continued east to Round Lake. While the hike is only a mile--it is pretty darned steep in places, but well worth the hike. Round lake was absolutely gorgeous. We headed back to Woods Lake via the west-trail and wow, it is very steep in places with loose granite, but well worth it for the views and small springs/streams along the way. Definitely better to go back this way then UP! Loved the trail and will do it again next spring when the wildflowers are in bloom!


6/22/2006
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Was looking forward to this hike, but couldn't get farther than 50 yards down the road off the highway because of snow, so abandoned that particular hike. It's late June, so I was surprised at that. If this happens to you, try Caples Lake a couple of miles south. Good hike there.



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