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64-Acres Park

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165 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA. 96145
Sunrise to sunset

64-Acres Park can be found right behind the new transportation center, just south of the "Y" in Tahoe City, on Hwy. 89. Right below the very visible sign to the Tahoe City Transit Center is a smaller one pointing to “Trail and River Access.” Turn in there, keep going past the bus loop on your right, and you’ve arrived! Located on U.S. Forest Service lands (maintained by Tahoe City PUD and reforested with the help of many community, state, and federal agencies), 64-Acres Park features an extensive network of walking and biking trails that meander along both sides of the Truckee River. Picnic tables and solitary benches (suggestive of long moments of contemplation, watching the river flow) sit above the river, for relaxing and whiling away the time. Dogs are welcome here, and a dispenser of “doggie disposal bags” is located in the parking lot for your convenience. The bike trail system connects to trails up the North shore to Dollar Hill, down the river from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley, and along the West shore to Sugar Pine Point State Park. In other words, you can jog or ride or stroll for miles. More intrepid hikers can access the Tahoe Rim Trail from here, and wander up into the hills behind Granlibakken Resort, finding quiet forested cathedrals just minutes from town. Directly across the highway from the transportation center is 64-Acres Lakeside, with its own small parking lot. (Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the turn-in.) This lakeside network of trails is open to horseback riders, as well as hikers and bicyclists. Parking is free at 64-Acres Park, and on the river side, porta-potties are provided.

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