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Pioneer Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Pioneer Trail is a 24.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nevada City, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 24.4 miles Elevation Gain: 3,428 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

bike touring

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

There are many ways to access this trail as it crosses several roads in the Tahoe National Forest. The trail ends at the Lake Spaulding Trail, but you can combine these if you wish to extend your hike.

mountain biking
15 days ago

I am just becoming an intermediate rider and it was challenging for me. Dips, climbs, roots and rocks to get around with some granny gear and quick pedaling. Parked at White Cloud camping and went past little amphitheater, down the newly logged area and left onto the trail. Pretty views and easy in the beginning but got steep in a couple areas. Really good trail to learn new skills on. Ended at the open parking (graveled) which took me to Hallelujah Trail- I survived that one, but had no business being on it. 4 crashes and lots of fear!

would rate this easy

hiking
1 month ago

smooth hike. very easy and many bikes and joggers near harmony ridge store. this app shows public land that bordering private land .. that with most maps is very touchy. just respect it. white cloud camp ground is nice. stayed a few nights. haven't made it to Spalding lake yet

hiking
2 months ago

Camping at white cloud 24$ a night . no showers but there is toliets and water

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trail!

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running
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horseback riding
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