Glen Alpine Trail

MODERATE 83 reviews
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Glen Alpine Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

Directions from South Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 89 north approximately 3 miles to Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Watch for bicyclists and other cars on this narrow, one-lane road. Continue until you see the Glen Alpine trailhead sign and turn left. Trailhead parking is across from Lily Lake.

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1 month ago

Awesome Hike. multiple waterfalls, creek and the two lakes.... Very Rocky fir the first mile, two stream log/rock crossings. Grass Lake is beautiful. We clocked 5.7 miles. Old Glen Alpine camp/lodge was great to see. So sad it's no longer operational, but old photos on the scrapbook bulletin board were great to see. Would definately do it again.

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Gorgeous hike. Easy climb. Walked across the streams. We saw a sleeping bear on a rock ledge above the trail. The water in Grass Lake was warm enough for a nice dip!! The historical sight with the old springs was pretty cool to check out. The trail is rocky in the beginning. Lots of gorgeous waterfalls!

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hiked up to Granite Lake -- beautiful and varied terrain. your dog might need to know how to swim for the second stream crossing past Grass Lake. some cool history at the abandoned resort. I'd recommend boots/shoes even for the waterfall hike since the trail is really rocky for the first mile, though flat. saw a group of hikers with their snowboards!

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! 2 miles in you will reach desolation wilderness territory which requires an annual permit. There are permit forms to fill out are at the information board at the trailhead.

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1 month ago

Great hike, a couple of stream crossings. First one is easy, second one more challenging if water is high. Lake with waterfall is worth the hike. Couple of nice waterfalls on the way up.

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