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Vikingsholm Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (5)

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!

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Land Manager: California State Parks

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

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  3.0 from 5 votes

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#2,583

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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 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
Oct 27, 2018
Kari Strebig
Aug 20, 2018
Anthony DeMaio Jr.
2mi
Jul 18, 2018
Tim Paul
Did the Eagles Fall trail earlier. Left our car parked at the trailhead and crossed the road to Vikingsholm trail. Now for some kayaking.