Sagehen Creek Trail

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Sagehen Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

10 days ago

Picturesque easy hike. It is walkable now (Feb. 10!) but very muddy with icy spots.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of wildflowers during May

1 month ago

A bit muddy since there has been no snow and it’s been warm. Pretty creek.

6 months ago

Great family friendly trail

6 months ago

Nice and easy hike. Good water views. Definitely dog friendly. Took about 2 hours and 45 mins as we walked along the dirt road for vehicles as well as the hiking trail.

walking
7 months ago

Nice well-worn dirt & rock trail running along a running creek for most of the way. Ends a southwest corner of stampede reservoir. If you have a water dog like we do...they'll love this hike!!

hiking
7 months ago

This is a great leisure hike with not much of an incline. Dogs are welcome, and there's a creek that is easily accessible in many parts. Parking can be a bit a bit of a challenge, but you can usually find a spot in the trees. The trail is a little narrow, so you'll have to stop on the side to let others pass. The scenery is beautiful with plenty of tree and flowers! All in all this a great hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Great for kids. Easy walking trail, well traveled. Saw a person try to take a wagon for a child - path is dirt and rock - so they had to take it back. Heads up, we did find a tick on one of the kids.

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic trail! Not much of an effort for a great adventure. Good for children and dogs!

hiking
7 months ago

Quite a few flowers out, great view of the lake at the end. Fairly level easy trail. Good for kids.

7 months ago

Did the loop this a.m., and it was gorgeous. It took a few minutes to find where to cross the creek at the reservoir. Look for large railroad ties in the creek. Use those as your bridge (might get a wet foot or two). A pretty little trail to a Jeep track picks up on other side of creek. Jeep track is dusty. Was glad to get back onto trail about 2/3 of the way back on that side.

7 months ago

Did the loop. Crowded after 9.30am.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail with nice wildflowers. We could not find the loop so did an out and back.

hiking
8 months ago

A little tougher than I thought it would be with young children but beautiful and peaceful!

hiking
8 months ago

Did the hike this morning from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Could not find the loop so did an out and back. Simply heavenly- gorgeous hike. Wildflowers were starting. Did not encounter anyone on trail until we were almost done closer to 9:15 am

8 months ago

So beautiful! A slight rough start with mud, water, and fallen trees (had my 2 year old in the hiking backpack). But once past that, it's smooth sailing and so awesome

hiking
8 months ago

awesome hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Nifty little hike is best when the wild flowers are blooming.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Great view, I will do it again

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

It was really lovely during fall, with golden aspen, the babbling creek and blue sky with big storm clouds. It was enjoyed by both advanced hikers and those who never hike in our party. I would def. recommend it.

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