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Kings Beach State Park
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Kings Beach State Recreation Area features Ponderosa Pine and small brush covering the park's 700 feet of lake frontage area. This day-use only area is popular for water sports during the summer.
History of the Area
Located in North Lake Tahoe, the park was named after Joe King who acquired land there in 1925. The area became popular for its large sandy beach and recreational opportunities. In 1973, California's Department of Parks and Recreation took over management to preserve it as a public space.

- Kings Beach State Recreation Area Main Trail: A 1.7-mile loop trail, suitable for all skill levels and primarily used for walking.

- North Tahoe Regional Park Trails: Located near the park with over five miles of trails offering scenic views of Lake Tahoe.

- Brockway Summit to Spur Trailhead Hike: An intermediate-level hike spanning approximately 6.2 miles round trip, featuring beautiful wildflowers during springtime.

- Stateline Lookout Trail: This is a short but steep one mile out-and-back trail that offers panoramic views from its lookout point at the top.

- Speedboat Beach To Crystal Bay Boulders Pathway : It's an easy level walk along King's beach shoreline stretching about two-miles long showcasing stunning lake vistas

-Kings Creek Falls Loop via Pacific CrestTrail (PCT): Approximately nine-mile moderate difficulty hiking route leading towards cascading waterfalls in Lassen Volcanic National Park nearby

-Tahoe Rim Trial Section - Brockaway East to Mt Baldy : Challenging trek covering around twenty-one miles through dense forested areas providing breathtaking mountainous landscapes

-North Shore Bike path - Coon Street Picnic area to Carnelian bay : Paved bike-friendly track extending nearly three-miles parallelly running alongside Highway 28 giving glimpses into local neighborhoods as well as serene lakeside scenes

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

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California State Parks