About Hiking Burton and Dollar Creek

Lake Tahoe Landscape

The fires have closed state and government parks to hiking and mountain biking, but the Dollar Creek and Tahoe XC Trailheads are open. In addition to a great development opportunity for a usable 10 acres, my listing at 3600 Dinah Road is adjacent to this amazing terrain.

The area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.  Cedars, pines, aspens and cottonwood trees surround small ponds and provide shaded trails in summer and spectacular color diversity in the autumn. During winter, the trails become a cross country skier's paradise. Dogs are allowed on many of the trails. During July through August, the area boasts many wildflowers.

About Burton and Dollar Creek

Behind the Cedar Flat area, you will find miles of trails that provide easy and flat rides, along with slightly challenging uphill ascents. Some of the trails climb to incredible views of the lake, before wrapping back around to the main forest service roads.

The trails and unpaved roads that extend behind the property cross through the Tahoe XC Trailhead, Dollar Creek Trailhead and the California State Park at Burton Creek, California Tahoe Conservancy, and Tahoe City PUD lands. The terrain is mountainous and uneven, and explores the south facing slopes of the north shore of the Tahoe Basin.

While all California State Parks and National Forests are closed, you can still find many accessible trails near Cedar Flat. The star in the map below, shows the location of the property and you can see the endless trails that surround it.



As you enter the area, you will find several trails that loop around. Even if you stay on trails that climb to the west, eventually, you will find your way back to the many trails that come back along the North Tahoe High School off Polaris Road. Cedar Flat and the Highlands both back to this amazing outdoor paradise.



The Old Ice House and Dollar Creek Dam

The main trail from Dinah will lead to the Old Ice House and Dollar Creek Dam. In the years before ice making machines brought cheap and readily available ice to California, ice was harvested using lakes and rivers in colder climates.

The dam created an ice pond and when it would freeze, a horse-drawn marker would cut blocks of ice in a checkerboard.  Harvesters would use poles to drag the blocks to the ice house where it was cut into smaller blocks. Ice would be shipped down into Reno, Carson City and Virginia City.

For many years, the Old Ice House Building was still standing, with its weathered siding observable next to the dam. Ice was stored up to 3 years without mechanical refrigeration. Walls were insulated with sawdust to keep the ice cool. Today, it has collapsed, but some of the wood remains as a testament to the ingenuity of days gone by.

Trees and a lake

Mountain Bike Clinics

Tahoe XC offers many mountain bike clinics that include a women’s clinic designed for women by women. Explore techniques that are helpful for female mountain bike riders. Kid’s clinics are beneficial because they allow children to bike with peers and coaches who encourage positive experiences. Children learn technical skills while exploring fun, moderate, and technical terrain.

Wednesday Evening Clinics focus on 1-2 targeted skills in under 2 hours. Refine techniques and create accurate muscle memory through repetitive drills and feedback. Guided ride not included.

On September 18th, sign up for the Yoga and Tour de Tahoe XC. Begin with a preparation of the body and mind with a bike specific yoga practice. Their professional bike coaches will pick a route that matches the flow and offers an opportunity to practice learned skills from the summer clinics.

Riders will be able to ask coaches how to best attack certain aspects of the trail. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful trails surrounding Tahoe XC.

This Clinic is from 8:30 to 12pm at Tahoe XC and the cost is $105 per participant. See Yoga and Tour de Tahoe XC for more information.

House in the woods

My listing on Dinah offers an Old Tahoe cabin on an amazingly private and usable 10 acres. Absolutely stunning forest service borders this large and quiet parcel near Burton Creek State Park, Tahoe City, and all of the major North Shore Ski Resorts.

This is an extremely rare "changing of the guard" as this property was built by and remains in the same family for generations. Multiple buildings including a garage/shop with living quarters above, wood shed, shop, storage, and amazing future building sites. Hurry, this is an excellent investment opportunity! Price:$5,250,000

Contact me today to learn more about the many investment opportunities at Lake Tahoe and Truckee.