For horse riders the trail is intermediate, hikers and bikers the terrain can be a little less strenuous depending upon which route you take.
To get here take U-S 395 south to Carson City, then highway 50 to Spooner Summit--then 28 to Incline Village.
One mile to the state park. It will be on the right.
The 12-thousand two-hundred-42 acres here is from a land acquisition in the 19-60s. With major rennovations over the years, there are two trails to choose from. An equestrian and hiking trail called Tunnel Creek Road which is more challenging, or a biking trail called North Canyon Road runs parallel. It is wider and has less of an incline.
It is four point five miles to Marlette Lake, but there is plenty to see around the area if that's too far. Take for instance Spencer's cabin or Spooner Lake Cabin, there are interpretive signs and benches to take in the history.
The trail up to Marlette Lake offers great views of the mountains, trees, and wildlife. At four miles you'll take a decent to Marlette Lake. Picture Perfect this lake was once the water supply for Virginia City beginning in the 18-60s. Fishing here is catch and release from July 15th to September 30th....artificial lures only, flies only, single barbless hooks. There are other historic structures here with interpretive signs. Bike another mile going northwest and you'll hit the popular Flume Trail. Bridgid and Kippy prefer to graze. If you don't have a mountain bike, you can rent one when you arrive. There is a highway shuttle and cabin rentals as well.
A round trip to Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park from Reno is 70 Miles. At three-dollars sixty one cents a gallon it will cost you about twelve dollars-63-cents in gas to get here, with a six dollar park fee we're looking at about $18-dollars 63-cents.
A day in the mountain air, breath taking scenery, with a little bit of history thrown in...priceless.