Beyers Lakes Trail is a 12.5 mile out and back trail located near Soda Springs, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Nevada City: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for approximately 22 miles to Hwy. #80. Travel on Hwy. #80 east for 2 miles and take the Eagle Lakes turn off. Parking is at the Indian Springs OHV Trailhead. With a 4 WD vehicle it is a 1.5 mile drive to Eagle Lakes where Grouse Ridge Trail begins. Take Grouse Ridge Trail 1.5 miles to Beyers Lakes Trail.
Great hike in the beautiful Sierras up to an absolute beautiful lake! The only complaint I had for this trail is that in several areas the trail was not well marked. Trail needs some maintenance work done to it. Many down trees, manzanita over growing trail, and easy to lose trail in many areas. But if you are good with maps, GPS, or even using your smart phone to navigate, you can definitely find the trail again in areas where it is well marked. And reaching beautiful Beyers Lake is a great reward!
Fun hike! It was worth the drive up and the hike wasn't too difficult. Good hike for children and beginners!