Best trails in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

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Looking for a great trail in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest ranging from 4.6 to 44.1 miles and from 5,045 to 10,016 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Galena Falls Trail
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
This is a great trail with minimal elevation gain. The high elevation creates an interesting, desert-like environment. Due to its lack of steep inclines, this is a popular option for the entire family.Show more
#2 - Thomas Creek to Dry Pond
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
#3 - Galena Creek Trail
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
This trail starts in the Phillip & Annie Callahan Park and continues west through a neighborhood and a golf course. It is more of a walk than a hike. If hikers continue west, they will come across all the trails in the Mount Rose Wilderness and the Galena Creek Recreation Area Trail System. Although the trail is public, the trail travels close to private property - please be respectful and stay on the trail.Show more
#4 - Dry Pond Loop
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
One of the best hikes on the Reno side of Mt. Rose. 75% heavily wooded, great shade. Sound of rushing water for 90% of the hike. Both Whites Creek and Thomas creek run year round even in drought conditions. Great views of Carson Valley, Washoe Lake and Mt. Rose Wilderness.Show more
#5 - Dry Pond Trail
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
#6 - Upper Kinney Lake Via PCT
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#7 - Twin Lake and Meadow Lake Trail
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
4x4 Road from Lower Blue Lake to Meadow Lake that is great for hiking/biking or off road driving. Features day use areas at Twin Lake. Meadow Lake has no facilities. Surrounding area is pristine mountain peaks with forest, abundant wild flowers and native Sierra mushrooms. Road is subject to closures for weather damage and snow.Show more
#8 - Tamarack Lake Trail (Twin Lakes)
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
Beautiful High Sierra lake near Twin Lakes at Bridgeport. Featuring beautiful high desert and alpine views of the Eastern Sierra and Sweetwater Mountains. Route features a pond about a mile before the lake and herds of Mule Deer among other flora and fauna. Show more
#9 - Secret Lake Loop
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
The eastern side of the loop traverses higher rocky country side until reaching Secret Lake, and is a little more challenging than the western branch, but still relatively easy. The eastern branch of the loop also has lower traffic than the western branch. The western branch of the loop runs through Leavitt Meadow, a highly trafficked trail leading to popular backpacking area at more distant lakes. The trail is also quite popular for horseback riders, so expect to share the trail. Show more
#10 - Highland Peak Via PCT
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 7 h 34 m
Highland Peak from Ebbetts PassShow more
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