A couple of weeks ago we drove up to Tahoe to hike one of our favorite, and THE most beautiful trail we know. Scenic views of Tahoe’s sapphire blue lake, stately green conifers, and crystal clear skies above us took our breath away as we made our way along the western shoreline.
This trail connects D. L. Bliss State Park with Emerald Bay State Park with the entire trail being 6 1/2 miles long if you go all the way to Vikingsholm Castle. Hikers can go the entire distance or keep it shorter and turn around at any point. At an elevation of 6000 – 6500 feet you’ll not only experience astoundingly gorgeous vistas, but you’ll also experience majestic granite boulders, gentle waterfalls, and fun little rock caves along the way.
Mark Twain must have been right here when he said that Lake Tahoe’s air was pure enough for angels. This is the Rubicon Trail!