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Loves Falls via Wild Plum Loop Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

Loves Falls via Wild Plum Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra City, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.2 miElevation gain892 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyKid friendlyHikingNature tripsRunningViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
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A nice loop with great views and and wonderful destination in Loves Falls.

Wild Plum Loop Trail and trailhead parking area.

Hwy 49 to Sierra City. From Sierra City go North on 49 1/2 mile and turn right on Wild Plum Rd. Park at the Wild Plum Loop Trail trailhead parking lot.

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Dylan Brooke
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Beautiful area. The falls though is a let down. Don’t expect too much.

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Ben Rodigas
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Beautiful area but trail not well indicated at all. We didn't find the falls unfortunately.

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Cheryl Lenci
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Not well marked at all! Very disappointing. Then had to deal with the forestry chainsaw noise and caution tape everywhere. Once we finally backtracked twice and found the falls, we ran into a rattle snake under the rock my daughter was sitting on. Won’t be back.

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Matthew Anderson
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The hike was amazing. We loved the waterfalls and streams. There were plenty of places to cool off. The views of Sierra Butte Peak were fantastic! We also loved how the two rivers joined. We were able to witness some awesome kayaking as well.

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Kristina Charpentier
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This hike was pretty stunning the first 3/4. Little muddy at the start and I would bring some bug spray. The view from the top was pretty breath taking and the falls were more of a river but still pretty beautiful. The down side is part of the hike is a logging road leading into a paved campground road.

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Tamie Tattics
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Absolutely gorgeous trail. Tons of shade and water along the way. A lot of green and flowers, waterfalls. Was hard to follow the map on here but Loves Falls is on the PCT so we found the trail and just took it to Loves Falls. Dunked our feet and it was freezing but felt so good. We may of missed the turn off somewhere but not sure. Still well worth it, looking forward to doing it again.

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Jeff Schluer
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Hiking

Great trail! Lots of shade and plenty of water in the streams. Went swimming in a few areas. Still cold but felt great! I did end up on another trail that cuts through the middle of the loop and merges with the PCT but it was still nice.

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Kim Cooper
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Pretty falls with a little pool at the destination. WAY bad insects along the way.

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Micaela Coronado
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Michael Arago
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David Klenow
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Brian Morgan
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David Klenow
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Mirko Froehlich
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Brian Schaiper
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Julie Hughes
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Christy Anderson
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noah gilliam
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Eric Swearingen
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Danny M
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Patricia Glenn
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