Looking for a great trail in Tahoe National Forest, California? AllTrails has 193 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 107 moderate trails in Tahoe National Forest ranging from 0.7 to 35.9 miles and from 951 to 9,068 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Very nice trail for a quick hike or all day. We got about 3 miles in and found a beautiful spot for dip in the water and lunch spot. Water still VERY cold and moving fast. A few mosquitoes so be prepared. Very peaceful and plenty of beautiful spots for photos. Bring some swim trunks and water shoes. Wear hiking boots as lots of ankle turning rocks. So beautiful right now - enjoy this hike with so much flowing water. Will do this again to make it out to the falls.

hiking
bugs
snow
11 hours ago

Great trail, some snow on it still which makes some parts challenging but still fun. It’s actually 4.5 miles one way from Grouse Ridge trail head. This was confirmed by an Apple Watch and the actual trail signage at the lake. High traffic camping with lots of people/dogs and campfires. We got there on Saturday at 9am and got one of the last spots by the lake. Lots of bugs

This was a great hike, although a little harder than I expected. The last 1/4 mile up to Crow’s Nest is pretty much straight up in loose dirt and gravelly stuff. But, once on top of Crow’s Nest, it all feels worthwhile! Also, the views along Razorback Ridge are great. And there were wildflowers everywhere! Only drawback was the mosquitos at the start of the trail and in places along the trail. Take Deet. Also take hiking poles for the return from the top of Crow’s Nest.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
13 hours ago

Super cute trail. A bit confusing...otherwise very fun.

hiking
13 hours ago

Switchbacks all the way down to a footbridge over the river. Mosquitoville!

hiking
13 hours ago

Awesome views!

off road driving
13 hours ago

Great views. Went up and down from Cisco side. Would recommend a vehicle with 4x4 capability.

hiking
14 hours ago

Really rough mosquito situation. I mean bad.

That view from top of Castle Rock was Amazing.

hiking
rocky
18 hours ago

The first part is mostly just downhill. But it’s an out and back so that means it’s mostly uphill to get back to your car. Prep well, take insulated bottles of water and electrolytes. Like, A LOT of water in the summer. I did see a couple of people with kids - the older kids looked like they did okay, but under 5 in midday - not the best idea. It is very awesome and beautiful and the water entices you at about half way down until you get to the bottom to swim in it. Current was kind of strong but it was cool and clear. Probably should build up to this hike, but it’s worth the effort to build up to. ALSO! Go early. It’s too exposed for most of the hike to the sun which makes it feel 15-20 degrees higher.

hiking
bugs
19 hours ago

Not my favorite hike in the area, but Flora Lake is such a great place to swim and picnic! We stayed a few hours and hung out. The trail around Angela Lake is very hard to follow! Mosquitos are insane right now so bring bug spray!!

A nice very short walk to the lake. Once we arrived it was quite busy with several groups. The road is unpaved but not too bad. If you have low clearance though it might be best to park in the upper lot (it's the first you come to about a quarter mile before the trailhead).

mountain biking
19 hours ago

Nice trail, well maintained. Nothing technical and a good workout. It's easy to hit your speed comfort level on the downhills. No water spickets along the trail; I got water at the campground near the North trailhead.

We turned this into a backpacking trip hiking from Sardine Lakes to Tamarack Lakes on Friday night, camped at upper Tamarack, hiked to the Sierra Buttes lookout Saturday morning and then back down to Tamarack for our packs and North on the PCT to Deer Lake. I recorded the hike from Deer Lake back to Sardine. Beautiful area, minus one star because everywhere you go the OHVs are already there. People can drive to within a half mile of the lookout and to every lake we went to.

hiking
bugs
20 hours ago

mountain biking
snow
20 hours ago

July 29th we spent about 1 1/2 hours extra time porting bikes through snow and over fallen trees. 2 weeks at a minimum before it’s rideable start to end. For now let’s call it an adventure

hiking
over grown
rocky
20 hours ago

trail running
1 day ago

Loved this trail! I recommend following the trail on the north side of the river though, much better views of the river/cascades/waterfalls than on the south side -- it also isn't nearly as heavily trafficked.

Very nice and well maintained trail. Easy hike for the morning, the weather was perfect for a 10am hike. Started to get busy when we were on the return back.

Ended up completely off route and will have to go back and do the actual trail

Not well marked at all.

hiking
off trail
1 day ago

This “trail” you follow from this app is half off trail/bushwhacking and 1/4 paved road, be warned. No snow to worry about. Very buggy. Views from up top were amazing and the flowers are in full bloom. Even saw a deer right at the base of the cliffs!

Great hike, bring a bathing suit for the lake! It was hot and dusty, so bring plenty of water along. Also, my watch says this was a 8mi hike

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

This was a great hike! Had our five year old so didn’t make it all the way. Would have been five stars but the mosquitoes were insane! Got eaten alive. :(

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