Van Sickle Bi-State Park, South Lake Tahoe

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State Park · Wildlife Area
Van Sickle Bi-State Park is a public recreation area straddling the border of California and Nevada, United States, that overlooks Lake Tahoe and preserves the memory of Henry Van Sickle, a key member in the founding of Genoa and the surrounding area. The state park features trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. It is managed by the Nevada Division of State Parks in partnership with the California Tahoe Conservancy.
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  • It's 5 min walk from Heavenly village to park entrance. From park parking lot, only 20 min hike to lake Tahoe view. My dog love the easy trail.  more »
  • We love this hike. It is uphill and a good workout on the legs. Our dog loves it too. It is worth getting to the top to see the best view of the lake and mountains.  more »
  • Walked to the park entrance from the Marriott Grand Residences. Took the trial up to the little waterfall (about 5mi in & out) each day we were in town. There are multiple trails in the park, so just....  more »
  • Beautiful park! The Cal-Nev trail is a good hike. It's a 3.5 mile loop with a pretty good uphill in the beginning. You're already up around 6000 at the start and probably go up another 500 or so. I'm not a regular hiker and I did it carrying my two year old. The trail markings can be lacking in some spots. There are a couple of scenic vistas and the whole trail is full of beautiful scenery and views down to the lake. Lots of fun
  • Fantastic hike. Not too strenuous but definitely a good workout. Views are amazing at every turn. Get to see some landscape scarred by fires from many years ago and some nice waterfalls. Beware the signage can be confusing... When you approach each post, look on all sides of the post to make sure you're heading where you want to go.
  • Great hiking for all levels. Beautiful views of the lake. Picnic tables available for picnicking. We didn't make it to the waterfall, but you can if you are willing to go the distance.
  • Very nice park, closed in winter for driving Inside. Good hiking trails and vista points from park. Hiking trail is not well marked so you have to pay attention. Especially when snow covers many landmarks.
  • I liked hiking here a lot. My biggest problem was that the trail wasn't especially well marked, but otherwise it was very beautiful. We got some amazing photos of lake Tahoe, so that was a plus. It got really cold later in the day even though it was a warmer day, so I recommend packing warm clothes.

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