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Vikingsholm Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (7)

This trail provides access to the extremely popular beach at Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

6,610' 2,015 m

High

6,245' 1,903 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

366' 111 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Swimming · Views

Family Friendly This trail provides short and easy access to Vikingsholm and the beach, which is a great place for the whole family.

Description

This exceedingly popular trail connects the exceedingly crowded parking area to the exceedingly popular beach at the head of Emerald Bay. The beach is beautiful, the trail is easy, and Vikingsholm is fun to visit... but don't expect to be alone!

Contacts

Land Manager: California State Parks

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 7 votes

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  3.6 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2,233

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#22,210

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Photos

The head of Emerald Bay.
Aug 17, 2016 near South L…, CA
Emerald Bay with Fannette Island from Emerald Bay Overlook at the beginning of Vikingsholm Trail
Nov 24, 2017 near South L…, CA

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Aug 20, 2021
Sean McGregor
Walked day before down to the water and back
Jul 19, 2021
Richard Howell
0.9mi
Jun 1, 2021
Michael Schieferecke
Did not put a time. did more then just this trail. 2mi
Aug 17, 2020
Bruce Hope
Aug 22, 2019
Gemma Rubio
Aug 5, 2019
Marc Daniel
Avec Lulu Céline et les Vaniers — 12h 30m
Jul 20, 2019
JP Reddy
Hike back was little tough.. but totally worth it
May 7, 2019
Caitlin P
Down and Back 1.8mi