Best fishing trails in Tahoe National Forest, California

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Explore the most popular fishing trails in Tahoe National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of fishing trails in Tahoe National Forest, California
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Top trails (12)
#1 - Euchre Bar Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
This is the shortest of the nine access trails into the North Fork American River canyon, and the only one with a bridge over the river. It can be done either as an out-and-back trail to the bridge, or a rim-to-rim trail via Dorer Ranch Road, where it passes some old mining equipment.Show more
#2 - Joshua M. Hardt Memorial Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
The Joshua M. Hardt Memorial Trail is a 4-mile trail encircling Sugar Pine Reservoir that can be accessed from Sugar Pine Dam, Sugar Pine Boat Ramp parking area, or Manzanita Day Use Area. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed but no motorized or equestrian use. There is a $5 parking fee at the boat ramp and the picnic area from May to September. Following along the Lake, once you cross Shirttail Creek, the trail winds between plenty of spots for fishing or swimming. There is one more bridge, over Forbes Creek, before passing the boat ramp and traveling about one mile to the dam. The trail will bring you back to the picnic area. Accessibility: Beginning in the picnic area at the north end of the lake, the first mile of the trail to the Shirttail Creek Bridge along the eastern shore is navigable for wheelchairs/mobility equipment and strollers before the grade begins to steepen and the trail surface changes from paved to a dirt surface with some rocks. This part of the trail also has an interpretive brochure available in the box during the summer months or at the Ranger Station. The paved section is typically at least four feet wide with a mostly gentle estiamted grade of 5% or less.Show more
#3 - Sardine Lakes
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
#4 - Truckee River Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
A peaceful, paved, multi-use trail that follows the Truckee River between Truckee and Tahoe City. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and it is typically at least five feet wide. It is mostly gentle except for a moderately steep section where the estimated grade is between 5% and 8% between 5.4 and 5.7 miles when going north/west. Equipment users may need assistance there.Show more
#5 - Loch Leven Viewpoint Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#6 - Loves Falls Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
#7 - Crooked Lake and Grouse Ridge Loop
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
This route is a great backpacking loop while also moderate enough for a day hike. There are plenty of lakes that are wonderful for swimming and fishing. Dispersed camping throughout. Show more
#8 - White Rock Lake Via Pacific Crest Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 23.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
#9 - Independence Lake Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi
#10 - North Yuba Trail From Rocky Rest Camp
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
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