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Best trails in Plumas National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Plumas National Forest, California? AllTrails has 44 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 23 moderate trails in Plumas National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 8.1 miles and from 2,470 to 7,506 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Plumas National Forest
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Top trails (44)
#1 - Feather Falls Loop Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Note: This route may have partial closures due to construction. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/plumas/recarea/?recid=82291 The trail leads you to the sixth tallest yShow more
#2 - Bear Lakes and Round Lake Loop Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Plumas County might seem to have only three stoplights, but it has more than its fair share of great lakes to discover. An hour north of Truckee and a world away from the often busy Lake Tahoe traffiShow more
#3 - Long Lake Loop Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Long Lake Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clio, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is beShow more
#4 - PCT: CA Section N - Belden to Burney Falls State park
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 127.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: CA Section N - Belden to Burney Falls State park is a 127.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Greenville, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numberShow more
#5 - PCT: CA Section M - Highway 49 to Belden
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 85.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: CA Section M - Highway 49 to Belden is a 85.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sierra City, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarShow more
#6 - Frazier Falls Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Frazier Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clio, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#7 - Lakes Basin Trail to Long Lake and Big Bear Lake
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Lakes Basin Trail to Long Lake and Big Bear Lake is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all sShow more
#8 - Long Lake and Mount Elwell Loop Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Long Lake and Mount Elwell Loop Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clio, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#9 - Big Bald Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
Big Bald Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Berry Creek, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#10 - Smith Lake Trail
Plumas National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Smith Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and isShow more
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