Best trails in Tahoe National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Tahoe National Forest, California? AllTrails has 197 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 112 moderate trails in Tahoe National Forest ranging from 1.2 to 60.2 miles and from 951 to 9,685 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Stevens Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Stevens Trail is very scenic and rich in history - it is also on the National Register of Historic places. Built by Truman Allen Stevens it was used as a toll road for miners that needed to get from tShow more
#2 - Shirley Canyon Cascades Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
The tram is open weekends only through Sept. 29 from 10am-5pm. The last upload is at 5pm. The last download is at 5:30pm. Show more
#3 - Five Lakes Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Nestled in the foothills of the Granite Chief Wilderness peaks just north of Lake Tahoe, the Five Lakes promise dramatic yet tranquil surroundings, a place to relax, fish, or swim. Best visited afterShow more
#4 - Mount Judah Loop Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Mount Judah Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#5 - Loch Leven Lakes Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
NOTE: This trail may vary in difficulty depending on the trail conditions, such as snowy or melting snow conditions. High alpine lakes aplenty in the Tahoe National Forest. Located directly of InterShow more
#6 - Castle Peak Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
One of the easiest peaks (9100') to hike in the Tahoe area and is doable as a day hike from the Bay Area. As you approach Donner Pass from the west on I-80, you can't miss Castle Peak on the left. Show more
#7 - Sierra Buttes Lookout Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Views of three lakes to fire lookout where you can see the Sacramento Valley. Trailhead is about 1/4 to 1/2 mile after the end of paved road. Beyond trailhead is OHV-only. Trail is mostly uphill buShow more
#8 - Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Great day hike off the TRT to the Spur Trail Viewpoint (Picnic Rock) often thought of as the best views for the least amount of work. Moderate gain in elevation with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe aShow more
#9 - Stateline Lookout
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 48 m
Stateline Lookout is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Crystal Bay, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#10 - Emerald Pools
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Emerald Pools is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Emigrant Gap, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
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