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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Trip to Glenn Alpine Falls

Beautiful scenic drive on my way up to the falls. Meadows full of tall grasses and flowers! A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Los Banos, California
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Great walk & experience local ecology

This was a lovely park. No entrance fee or parking fee, plenty of parking including long spaces for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Delaware, Ohio
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenic drive on my way up to the falls. Meadows full of tall grasses and flowers! A rustic wood fence borders the field. Very picturesque.

1  Thank sharoncatania2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a lovely park. No entrance fee or parking fee, plenty of parking including long spaces for trucks pulling campers. I only walked the Rainbow trail this time but saw a huge variety of plants and terrain as well as a weather station that...More

1  Thank Haikuist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit for any age all times through the year. And it's right on the lake and free sc mic fees

Thank V6767VTnancyv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taylor Creek is a good place to learn about natural areas including: pine forests, wetlands and lake shore. Sign posts provide information about trees, flora, birds and other wildlife. The trails are all flat and well signposted.

1  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to start out a day of hiking in South Lake Tahoe area. Flat and paved. Excellent ecological review of the area. Fish observation area a plus.

1  Thank Mytinimartini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some reason, before Memorial Day, nothing is open. We found this out the hard way. The Visitor Center building isn't open, but the grounds are easily accessed from Tallac Historic Site next door. There are trails & they're wonderful. Coming back from Emerald Bay...More

1  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Big snow year and warm weather means lots of snow melt. Taylor Creek is flowing fast. /Rainbow trail is covered with water but the walk to the beach...Lake of the Sky Trail is very nice.

2  Thank kimfE3697VE
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A beautiful walk with educational signs and an underwater display of the Kokanne Salmon. Fascinating in the Fall with the Salmon are running. You might even catch sight of a bear fishing!

Thank DeanneD
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Taylor Creek IA always a pleasant outing. There is short boardwalk trail through the marsh to the creek. In the fall one can watch the salmon spawn. The stream profile chamber is always a big hit for all ages. This area is close in the...More

2  Thank rangerteam14
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a great place to visit - when it's not closed. Although it's normally closed during the winter you can typically still walk on the trails. However, it Looks like there was a lot of flooding - downed trees, lots of debris, and parts...More

4  Thank jaimexplorer
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are there trails to walk today or is the water too high
5 June 2017|
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Response from kimfE3697VE | Reviewed this property |
The trails are open for walking 24 hours a day. The Rainbow Trail is the exception at the moment. It is normally a loop trail, however currently about 25 yards of this trail is closed due to high water, While the majority... More
Charlesvincent A
We will be in the Lake Tahoe Area between April 4-April 7. Will this area be nice to go to around this time?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Terry D | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much snow is left. The paved trails are not plowed. The visitors center will probably not be open until Memorial Day.