Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. The terrain is mountainous and uneven and explores the south facing slopes of the north shore of the Tahoe Basin. There is a variety of conifers and shrubs, and opportunities for wildlife and bird watching. Spring time offers many wildflowers to see, and in the fall the cottonwoods change color. In the winter, the trails are open for cross-country skiing. For more information please contact Tahoe XC. Water, restrooms, and other services are not available. Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the park.

  • Hours Dawn to dusk
  • Address Please review the park brochure for access areas
  • Phone 530-525-7232
  • Website Burton Creek State Park
  • Best Feature In the winter, the trails are open for cross-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing

The park is located on the northeast side of Tahoe City.


  • North Tahoe Watersports

    North Tahoe Watersports

    Tahoe Vista, CA

    The company offers a full selection of recreational water sports activities, including parasailing flights and personal watercraft rentals.

    8400 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Olmstead Loop Trail

    Olmstead Loop Trail

    Cool, CA

    This beautiful loop trail, which parallels Hwy 49 on one side and the American River Canyon on the other, passes through open, rolling hills with several species of oak trees, and wildflowers in spring.

    2976 CA-49, Cool, CA 95614
  • Morgan Creek Golf Club

    Morgan Creek Golf Club

    Roseville, CA

    The golf program, like all the activities at Morgan Creek, is built around families.

    8791 Morgan Creek, Lane Roseville, CA 95747