Best trails in Sierra National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Sierra National Forest, California? AllTrails has 100 great hiking trails, 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 45 moderate trails in Sierra National Forest ranging from 1.1 to 44.1 miles and from 1,020 to 11,138 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Corlieu Falls and Red Rock Falls via Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Note: Per Sierra National Forest, please use the trailhead off of Highway 41 to access the trail. This trailhead contains a large paved parking area. Do not access this trail from the smaller north anShow more
#2 - Rancheria Falls Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Rancheria Falls Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeshore, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#3 - Dinkey Lakes Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Note the swamp lake road from dinkey creek is closed at the cow creek bridge, about five miles short of the trail head, use the foster ridge road. Users have reported that the road to the trailhead cShow more
#4 - Indian Pools Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Located next to China Peak Mountain Resort, Indian Pools is a great moderate trail next to a river that takes you many great swimming holes. The water is cold, but in the summer heat and after a long Show more
#5 - Kaiser Peak
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
Kaiser Peak is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeshore, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best Show more
#6 - Bald Mountain Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#7 - George Lake Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
George Lake Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeshore, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#8 - Cliff Lake
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
Very well marked and maintained trail. Starting near Trapper Springs Campground, this trail will take you to Cliff Lake and other destinations. Cliff Lake is a great place for camp, and to day hike frShow more
#9 - Devils Bathtub Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h
Devils Bathtub Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mono Hot Springs, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#10 - Shuteye Peak Trail
Sierra National Forest
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 58 m
This route is primarily for off road driving but it is possible to hike it as well. Great trail, very pretty and lots of good challenging terrain. Great views from the top.Show more
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