Kids & Families

Guided Snowshoe Hike at Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

January 24, 2022

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

October 2 @ 5:24 am

The Sugar Pine Foundation (SPF) and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) are teaming up for a morning of education and fun in South Lake Tahoe’s Van Sickle Bi-State Park. While snowshoeing up through the park to enjoy panoramic vistas with a brief visit to a waterfall, we’ll delve into the intriguing natural and human history of the area, discuss forest topics related to the trail we’re passing through, and see firsthand the impacts of a wildfire burn zone. If you enjoy learning and basking in the stellar views of the jewel of the Sierra, you’re in for a treat! This three-mile, easy-moderate, out-and-back trek is appropriate for children. The $5 registration fee is non-refundable. Van Sickle parking is closed in the winter. Parking is available a very short walk from the meeting location at the public parking garage in Heavenly Village for $3.75/hr.  

Snowshoe Van Sickle Bi-State Park

What to Expect

TRTA outings are group outings, and we do our best to keep the group together. Trip leaders dedicate a great deal of their time throughout the year sharing their passion for the outdoors. They are well-trained and experienced. Please respect their decisions made on the trail.

COVID-19 Policy

A COVID-19 screening will be conducted at the trailhead. Do not attempt to join if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the Center for Disease Control within 14 days of the trek: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste, or smell. Do not attempt to join if you have been or may have been exposed to someone that has or may have COVID-19 within 14 days of the trek.

What to Bring

  • Water (~one liter per person)
  • Snacks
  • Insulating clothes – we suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin
  • Warm fleece-type layer
  • Windbreaker/ warm jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Extra layers
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Extra pair of dry socks
  • Snowshoes (let us know if you need to borrow a set)
  • Trekking poles (optional but let us know if you need to borrow a pair)
  • Lip Balm (≥ SPF 15+)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal Medications/Epi-Pen*
  • *Be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with your guides at the trailhead.

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For more information about the trek, contact Lindsey at


October 2, 2022
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