Ward Creek to Twin Peaks Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Ward Creek to Twin Peaks Trail is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tahoe City, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
15 days ago

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6 months ago

hiked on May 27th 2017 to the bridge. hit snow patches 1 mile into the hike and had multiple creek crossings using fallen trees. 2 miles in route was completely covered in snow. Made it to the bridge and turned around because of snow.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Very beautiful walk through forests and meadows, took the Stanford Rock trail and enjoyed beautiful vistas including Lake Tahoe and south toward Sonora Pass. It's late June but still snow patches at top (8500' +/-) and with warm weather the bugs are out. The incline is moderate with no real steep areas...to Stanford Rock and back is about a 13 mile hike from the Ward Canyon Twin Peaks Trailhead.

snowshoeing
Monday, December 28, 2015

Fantastic trail with beautiful scenery. Not overly challenging but in snowshoes it was perfect

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Nice walk off the paved bike trail and away from crowds, pavement and cars. Dogs good on leash. Lots of little side trails not showing up on here. Nice meadow in the Park.