Dardanelles Lake via Christmas Valley Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Dardanelles Lake via Christmas Valley Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1594 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

18 days ago

Great trail. It was a cold day so there wasn’t another person on the trail. Quite an elevation gain. Arriving at Dardanelles was so beautiful! Great spots for camping too.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Quite a few bikes and off leash dogs, but everyone was very polite. The trail didn't spend as much time near the creek as I thought it might and things got a little more dusty and dry that I expected.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Wonderful hike and a swim in Dardenelles was a welcome relief. Such an amazing lake; idillic.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
9 months ago