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Horsetail Falls Trail

MODERATE 264 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 and walking 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

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

rocky

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. If you can find a parking spot at the busy US50 trailhead that is.

hiking
3 minutes ago

Beautiful trail to hike however because of the storm from earlier in the year the trails a little broken off from the trees that fell. How to take a couple of U-turns because we got lost a little bit but just keep on following the water up and you'll reach the destination!

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4 days ago

Loved the hike. Anybody who wants to visit, start early. it gets really crowded after 11AM.

6 days ago

Love this trail, great hike and swimming holes along the way!

10 days ago

11 days ago

Couldn't ask for a better Mother's Day hike! It was an adventure with sunshine, snow & lots of water. Found are own way.......since trail was hard to find.

hiking
12 days ago

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hiking
19 days ago

Great hike. Quite the elevation increase for such a short hike. The falls at the end are worth the effort.

nature trips
1 month ago

1 month ago

This has been a favorite of mine ever since I was a kid. I can't wait to go again this year soon!

1 month ago

We drove up and the parking lot was closed. A sign read "closed for season"

hiking
2 months ago

Group of us made the trek from Reno to hike this. Well worth it.

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