Olympic Trails Day Sugar Pine Point State Park

Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Hwy 89, Tahoma, CA

February 20

All Day Event

September 29 @ 12:53 am


Did you know that the 1960 Olympic nordic events occurred at, what is now, Sugar Pine Point State Park? In honor of this history and to bring out the Olympian in all of us, we are hosting Olympic Trails Day on Sunday, February 20th. The Foundation is providing free day-use parking passes to encourage snow sports experiences for all. The first 50 registrants will have their State Park parking pass paid for by the Foundation.

The Olympic Heritage Trails, located on the campground side of the park, follow the trails used for cross-country ski events for the 1960 Winter Olympics. Olympic history buffs can view the interpretive panels along the snow trail to learn of the park’s Olympic connection and be reminded of the international goodwill that took place half a century ago. Snowshoeing is appropriate for the current trail conditions.

Join Interpreter Hannah for a free Guided Snowshoe Hike!

February 20th 1pm-3:30pm

Join this historian-led snowshoe hike to learn about how Lake Tahoe was formed, it’s history with the Olympics, it’s relationship with wildfire, and the local flora and fauna.

Please have snowshoes on and be ready to hit the trail by 1 pm.

Meeting location: Blue Trailhead at Overflow Parking lot (go past the kiosk and follow orange cross country skiing signs)

Please bring: Snowshoes, Trekking Poles (optional but recommended), at least 2 liters of water, snacks, warm clothes

Distance of hike: 3 mi. After some photo opportunities, we’ll take the blue trail to the red trail and turn around at the bridge.


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