Van Sickle Bi-State Park Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 6,283′ Base
Mileage (one way): Varies with destination
Directions to Trailhead : The Van Sickle Bi-State Park entrance is located where Montreal Avenue and Park Avenue meet – behind Harrah’s Casino Resort. Look for the stone sign for Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Drive about a quarter mile to the parking lot and trailhead access. If you are staying in the South Lake Tahoe casino area consider walking from your lodging area to the trailhead since it can be easily accessed by foot.
Trail : Looking for a quick hike that will get you outdoors and taking in some amazing views? Then take this easy to moderate hike up to a small waterfall and enjoy wonderful views of the Lake Tahoe basin. The hike to the waterfall is about 20 to 30 minutes at a moderate pace. The lower level of the trail is easy as it winds through some boulder outcroppings. The hike gets a bit steeper and becomes more of a moderate hike about 10 minutes into the hike. You will see views of Mt Tallac, the South Lake Tahoe casinos, Edgewood Tahoe golf course on up to the Tahoe’s north shore off in the distance. If you are ready for a longer hike then continue beyond the waterfall and head up to The Tahoe Rim Trail. The trail is 3.6 miles from the start of the trailhead to where it meets up with The Tahoe Rim Trail.
Van Sickle Bi-State Park is open to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. There is parking for horse trailers at the day use/parking lot area. This is the only park that crosses into two states, 575 acres of the park is within Nevada and 150 acres in California. The California-side day use area has accessible wheel chair parking, restrooms, trailhead and picnic tables.
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