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Lake Tahoe


California

Cross Country Skiing West Shore

Meeks Creek
Follow an old logging road along Meeks Creek for approximately 1-3/4 miles. You can ski a 3-1/2 mile loop by crossing the creek and following the road back to the highway. For some more exercise, try skiing the meadow. Use caution crossing snow bridges, as they may be weak. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed. Parking is located along Highway 89, 1/4 mile south of Meeks Bay fire station or 1/2 mile north of Meeks Bay Campgroud.

Page Meadow
Try this pleasant ski trip through a meadow surrounded by a scenic forest. From Highway 89, two miles south of Tahoe City, turn on Fountain Ave. just north of William Kent Campground. Turn right on Pine Ave., left on Tahoe Park Heights Dr., right on Big Pine Drive and left on Silvertip. Park along the street where the snowplowing ends. Parking is extremely limited. Ski down the road to the meadow. There are no designated trails. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed.

Sugar Pine Point State Park
Visit the Ehrman Mansion or ski along frozen General Creek. Four marked easy to moderate trails are offered in this historic area. No snowmobiles are allowed. The park is located 1 mile south of Tahoma on Highway 89. A $5.00 day use fee is charged. For more detailed information on these trails or on the winter ski program, contact the State Park at (530) 525-7982.

McKinney-Rubicon Road
Following the road along McKinney Creek, this trail has a 700 foot elevation gain and is unmarked. Enjoy beautiful forested views while skiing this moderate path to McKinney and Lily lakes. Snowmobiles are allowed on some parts of trial. From Highway 89, south of Homewood, turn west onto McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road. Take the first left on Bellevue and then the second right on McKinney Road (follow the signs to Miller Lake). Bear left on McKinney-Rubicon Springs. Go straight at the stop sign and park where the snowplowing ends. Parking is limited.

Blackwood Canyon Road:
Picturesque scenery can be seen along this unmarked road winding through Blackwood Canyon. Follow the road to an obvious junction and stay to the right. This path will lead you to a beautiful meadow where snowmobiles are not allowed. For a longer, more strenuous outing, continue upward to Barker Pass. Snowmobiles are allowed on this part of the trial. Take Highway 89 three miles south of Tahoe City to Blackwood Canyon Road, across from Kaspian Picnic Area. Continue to the Blackwood Canyon Sno-Park. A Sno-Park permit is required.

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Document Information
Source: USGS; USDA Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Other information courtesy of: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Visitors and Convention Bureau; Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center; South Lake Tahoe CVB; Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA)
Last modified: 20070415
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