Horsetail Falls Trail

MODERATE 167 reviews
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Horsetail Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Bridges, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles 710 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

rocky

A three mile round-trip hike gets you up close with this spectacular Tahoe waterfall. Late spring and early summer may be the best times to experience Horsetail Falls, but a hike up the Pyramid Creek trail to this spectacular waterfall is still a worthwhile experience at any time of the year. If you can find a parking spot at the busy US50 trailhead that is. Elevation gain: - 600ft (from 6,100 - 6,700ft)

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2 months ago

Moderate hike, bring a towel and your swim shorts!

hiking
2 months ago

Go all the way to the top, Avalanche Lake. It will scare the hell out of you if the first time, but it is well worth the adrenaline surge. Views from the top of the falls are indescribable.

2 months ago

Great hike have done on numerous occasions great for Minnie my dog she loves the swimming holes This trail is not for everyone for sure Once you start to climb to the top there is no real marked trail steep in some places Coming down from the top is as much as an adventure as going up once on top it's awesome with numerous directions to go

2 months ago

Not for everyone.

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2 months ago

One of my favorite local trails

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backpacking
2 months ago

only went half way because we started way late in the evening but very beautiful hike. It's doable even as a beginner but be ready for some good Boulder hopping ;) .... didn't do too bad with a toddler in a pack.... definitely do it again.

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2 months ago

Can be an amazing hike...if you go off the trail! This hike was amazing. It's actually a very short hike with a great view from the bottom of he waterfall. But if you are up for it you can climb all the way to the top and that is where the true beauty lies. It's is not a trail but more climbing up the rocks. There is a very quiet and calm lake at the top. Well worth it! Only took about an extra hour to the top.

2 months ago

First half of the hike is easy. The second half to the top is a little more challenging but well worth it. Bring water to drink and a bathing suit to swim in the pools. Breathtaking scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

such a beautiful trail! will for sure be back! the pools at he bottom are beautiful. if we were more prepared we would have gone all the way! for sure next time we will hike to the top

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hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with amazing views. Able to see a nice lake once you get to the top. The waterfall itself is simply amazing!

2 months ago