Best Trails near Shaver Lake, California

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on Twin Lakes Trail
6 days ago

Very nice trail. The first half of the return is a bit more than "easy" as it climbs pretty quickly, great lakes, nice views of snow capped peaks.

on Rancheria Falls Trail
6 days ago

walking

Great scenery and weather to match. Water is refreshing at the end of the trail. New to cali and am enjoying my new backyard.

on Twin Lakes Trail
6 days ago

hiking

Absolutely beautiful!
I am not your average hiker! I am in my late 30s and over weight... this trail did not kick my ass like I had thought it would!! I love how it is wooded (for part of it anyway) You have to cross the creek 4 x! 3 of which there is no "bridge", so wear your synthetics!! It took us 3 hours going up (we stopped quite a few times)... 1.5 coming back.
I definitely recommend this hike!! it was absolutely amazing once we got to the lake!

on Rancheria Falls Trail
7 days ago

Perfect for hiking with kids!

on Brewer Lake
14 days ago

off road driving

I love this trail. doable without lockers. it only has a few tough spots, the worst of then being right at the end. the fish are small but agressiv.

on Twin Lakes Trail
16 days ago

was a bit of gradual uphill on the way but flattened out beautiful Terrain when we got to the first Lake it was stunning but the second one was even more amazing only about a half-mile between Lakes. Dusty areas in the middle of the trail. But well worth it. took us about 2 hours both ways

on Rancheria Falls Trail
20 days ago

hiking

Great hike great view well worth it.. Unless you don't like nights or rock climbing

on Twin Lakes Trail
20 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in the area! Makes for a great trail run and it's easy to find and follow!

on Sunset Point by Huntingto...
21 days ago

hiking

For an out of shape 35yo the hike up wasn't bad. Great view at the top. Not so great smog, but that's California..

on Indian Pools Trail
23 days ago

hiking

Trailhead was about difficult to find. You have to drive to the very back of China Peak, but even from there it's a large lot. The hike is beautiful and follows the creek along the way. There are many pools of water to swim in. At the end, there is a nice small fall with a refreshing mist coming off of it. Recommend this trail for everyone!

on Dinkey Lakes Trail
25 days ago

hiking

People say the road up there is terrible, they aren't lying... It was terrible. But the hike itself was beautiful! Made the trip worth it.

on Twin Lakes Trail
26 days ago

hiking

Excellent hike on great trails passing through gorgeous terrain.

on Dinkey Lakes Trail
1 month ago

camping

This was the third time that we have packed up here. The scenery is beautiful but the road is awful to get up to the trail head (expect to be on the road for at least an hour and fifteen minutes from he main road). We drove a buddies Jeep Rubicon up there but did see a few cars parked at the trail head (although I don't know how they did it).

My buddy and I took our eight year old sons up for 3 days and they absolutely loved it! Instead of going clockwise we decided to take the Mystery lake way (counter clockwise, which tools about an hour and fourth five minutes to reach the lake). Make sure that you pay close attention to the trail going up that way because without a GPS it gets a little tricky. We set up a base camp at Mystery lake and day hiked (and fished) up to Swede lake. The fishing was pretty good in the lake morning/early afternoon using either mosquito/elk hair caddies and the kids caught a lot of fish using some small Panther martin lures. We usually throw all of the fish back that we catch and that's what we did this time. The trail gets steep up to the the two lakes but the kids did great! My son and I have already started planning our next trip. We would love to come back up but are reconsidering the area based on the road up to the trail head which is stated above is terrible.

on Twin Lakes Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great place for those living in the valley to beat the heat. Not as far as other hiking choices and not crowded on a Monday in the middle of summer. Nice to have several options for when and where to stop depending on how long one wants to hike.

on Rancheria Falls Trail
1 month ago

walking

An easy trail for kids! We really enjoyed it.

on Brewer Lake
1 month ago

off road driving

Fun trail. I did it in my stock 2015 jeep wrangler unlimited rubicon. Got through most of the rock pile with only a few scratches on my rock sliders. That's one thing I would recommend are rock sliders. I Used them more than once.

on Dinkey Lakes Trail
1 month ago

fishing

Pretty easy trail...heavily used

on Twin Lakes Trail
1 month ago