Sardine Lakes

EASY 6 reviews
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Sardine Lakes is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sierra City, 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 December until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

snowshoeing

whitewater kayaking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

26 days ago

Beautiful view of the buttes!

2 months ago

Great snowshoeing, spectacular views, good work out. From parking lot off high 89 to upper sardine lake and back was 11 miles, as no car goes beyond this point at winter. Not 4 miles. Unless someone has snowmobile.

7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, March 17, 2014

We camp in this area every fall, and it's gorgeous. No swimming in Lower Sardine; but once you get up to the upper lake, it's all yours and freeeeeezing! Gorgeous though - the views are indescribable and so peaceful!

hiking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I live in Truckee and this hike gives you some of the best views in the area. Lower Sardine Lake has cottages and bathrooms. Upper Sardine has nothing, if you are looking for the BEST views and the least people go to Upper Sardine Lake.