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Van Sickle Trail

Van Sickle Trail
Free parking
3-20 miles semi-loop trail with moderate terrain and heavy foot traffic
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Important: Parking lot is only open May 1 - October 31st (although walk-ins are allowed year round).

This trail features a moderate waterfall (at least in spring and early summer), some barns, gondolas, and fantastic views of Lake Tahoe. There's a variety of routes available for the lower part, then up higher you're on a connector that leads to the Tahoe Rim Trail. You can continue on the Tahoe Rim Trail to make as long of a hike as you'd like.

It goes steadily up the mountainside, but with lots of switchbacks so it's never dramatically steep.

See the trail map at

30 Lake Parkway
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
United States
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