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.
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)
Moderate hike, bring a towel and your swim shorts!
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.
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
Not for everyone.
One of my favorite local trails
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.
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.
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.
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
Great hike with amazing views. Able to see a nice lake once you get to the top. The waterfall itself is simply amazing!