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Glen Alpine Creek Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 472 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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rocky
8 days ago

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12 days ago

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12 days ago

Starting on the Glen Alpine Trail decided to go to Grass Valley Lake. Glen Alpine is interesting and you can read some of the history as you pass the small enclave. About 2 miles in you’ll see the sign for Grass Valley. It gets fun from here as you loosely follow the stream up to the lake. Great views of waterfalls and cascades along the way. Great hike, 6.9 round trip.

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rocky
17 days ago

Trail is not for the weak of heart. Three different log crossings over creeks, incredibly rocky terrain and lots of long stretches without shade, but it all pays off when you get to grass lake. Beautiful and pristine water with very little foot traffic around.

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rocky
17 days ago

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rocky
24 days ago

beautiful scenery with the waterfalls. hiking trails were really rocky/large stones.

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4 months ago

Road is closed leading up to the trail.

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rocky
7 months ago

Great trail on a warm November day. Perfect for all levels as the hike gets more technical about 2 miles in.

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rocky
10 months ago

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10 months ago

Easy route trail to follow, had some challenges but nothing overwhelming. It was easy trail first 1.5; then moderate difficulties.

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rocky
10 months ago

Great trail up to Grass Lake in Desolation Wilderness. The beginning is pretty rocky, but most of the trail is well-maintained. Definitely worth it to make it to the lake!

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11 months ago

Hiked to Lake Susie via the Glen Alpine Trail. Is not the most pretty lake, but does the trick for a place to stop and relax. Day 4 of 5 hikes in the books. Will finish our week of hikes tomorrow by doing Mount Tallac.

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bugs
11 months ago

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rocky
Sun Jul 07 2019

Parts of trail flooded but you can work your way around. Very rocky in spots. Beautiful waterfalls and streams.

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Sat Jun 08 2019

Very pretty but flooded. Would do it later in the year.

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