Tom’s Experience photographing Bonsai Rock:
Bonsai Rock is one of the most photographed places in Lake Tahoe. Its proximity to the road is probably why its so popular.
It is a steep descent down to the rocky shore but once you reach the shore, there are a ton of places for taking photographs.
Bonsai Rock may be the best place to enjoy a sunset along the Lake Tahoe Shoreline. Dogs are allowed but this isn’t a great place for them since there are so many rocks.
There are many trails down to Bonsai Rock and most are easy to follow in the sand or across rocks.
Be sure to show up a little earlier so you can make it down to the shore.
Trail Info: Finding the trail isn’t too difficult. There are a few unmarked turnouts off of the highway that you will need to find in order to park. Usually they aren’t full but they could be in the middle of the day when the South Harbor parking lot is full. The turnouts are about a mile south of Sand Harbor along the 28. You should be able to see Bonsai Rock by looking down the hill from the road.
Bonsai Tree Lake Tahoe: 39.185138,-119.927976
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