Horsetail Falls Trail

MODERATE 446 reviews
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Horsetail Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Bridges, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

rocky

scramble

A short hike gets you up close with this spectacular Tahoe waterfall. Late spring and early summer may be the best times to experience Horsetail Falls, but a hike up the Pyramid Creek trail to this spectacular waterfall is still a worthwhile experience at any time of the year. Parking suggested at US50 trailhead.

hiking
6 hours ago

2 days ago

Hiked this trail twice, hoping to get to the very top next time. Takes about 3hrs there and back with a fast pace walk. Definitely worth reaching the base of the waterfall.

hiking
6 days ago

The falls colors are in full effect, just amazing

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

It's beautiful love it it's a very difficult hike when you get to the top ...

hiking
10 days ago

Not well marked, but that was part of the fun! Just keep the river to your right and head upstream. Get friendly with your favorite GPS app if you're nervous, or just enjoy clambering over big rocks until you spot the trail again. Would be fun to take older kids as an orienteering exercise.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Not well marked. Doable with kids if they can handle climbing over steep rocks.

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15 days ago

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15 days ago

It was an awesome hike.

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16 days ago

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hiking
22 days ago

Incredible views, awesome hike! Some areas get a bit challenging, but not too difficult.

hiking
23 days ago

Great day hike!

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23 days ago

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23 days ago