Backside Loop at Northstar

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Tahoe National Forest

Backside Loop at Northstar is a 12 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,240 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

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1 month ago

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recorded Backside Loop at Northstar

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Thu Apr 25 2019

No place to park at trailhead. Beautiful trail through trees crossing ski trails. Snow shoes a must - late April.

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