Chickadee Ridge

MODERATE 161 reviews
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Chickadee Ridge is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 351 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

views

wildlife

snow

snowshoeing
snow
1 hour ago

Great trail and views!

snowshoeing
snow
10 days ago

Beautiful trail through light woods filled with chickadees who do eat seed from your hands! Ends at the top of the Ridge with exceptional views of Lake Tahoe and the Mt. Rose area. More chickadees live at the top as well!

snowshoeing
snow
11 days ago

Great snowshoe trail for the family. View of Lake Tahoe and fun feeding the birds.

hiking
snow
13 days ago

hiking
icy
13 days ago

hiking
snow
14 days ago

hiking
snow
17 days ago

snowshoeing
17 days ago

So much fun! Great hike up to ridge. Then magically the little chickadees come to eat out of your hand! Bring bird seed and be tickled by their little feet! Today the snow was perfect in and out of clouds, sun and even a little snow fall. Trails forever!

hiking
20 days ago

Best snowshoeing to date! The parking situation isn’t too bad for a Friday, although we saw several people being ticketed for parking over the white line on the shoulder. Plenty of meandering broken-in trails leading up to a lake view: through the forest or along the open field, take your pick. The peak isn’t quite high enough to offer a tree-free vista of the lake, but it’s still quite a sight. Several people out feeding the chickadees and themselves too at the few scattered rocks and tree stumps in the vicinity. Bring the sled along if you so desire; the trailhead is crammed with children across the street. Gorgeous sunny day made this a quite enjoyable trip!

snowshoeing
snow
1 month ago

Plenty of snow and few people on Monday . Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe at top of ridge. Birds would easily sit on your hand. Take small birdseed .About 2 hours total snow shoeing.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Lots of new snow and several routes to the ridges. The chicks were really hungry-they like oatmeal Cliff bar pieces, size of a small pea. They land on your fingers and eat out of your hand.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely short day-hike on a super nice fall day! The recording on there is from someone snowshoeing it, but there are plenty of established trails that are easy to follow to get you around the area.

hiking
2 months ago

had a chickadee Landon my hand! Way cool!

hiking
2 months ago

Trails were clear and snow free so far

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike, got to feed a lot of chickadees along the way!

hiking
off trail
4 months ago

Marked lines will take off trail because it is a showshoe recording. We took the TRT at the beggining then went off trail to take a short cut to the ridge. Beatiful view.

hiking
off trail
4 months ago

Hiked on 9-2-19. Take the Tahoe Rim Trail. We tried to take the red lines marked on this map, had us trampling through broken branches, not a marked trail. We quickly made our way to the TRT, which lead us to the ridge. We had taken this trail in February, which the red lines worked out fine since it was covered in snow, and we were in snowshoes. Nice hike, beautiful view. No chickadees today. (Tons of chickedees in February.)

hiking
4 months ago

We did see, find and feed some chicks about 300 yds after the split from Ophir Creek, on the TRT. Not nearly as numerous as in the winter, but our friends and novice hikers were thrilled at the show. The downhill portion of the Tyrolean Downhill is now a logging road. Substantial tree cutting and wood chips. Not real pretty...

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Rode the mules Mama Chula and Svanna along with Tip our dog. Met up with a few rebel bikers (they may not have known the even/odd rule. Sun and shade, a zillion butterflies and flowers blooming. No chickadees this time. Bugs weren’t horrible but there were a few flies and mosquitos.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Easy hike. Beautiful Tahoe vistas. Held out birdseed 3x’s and no luck. A local on the trail told us it’s only a seasonal thing in April/May and that it’s on a different trail off Spooner about 10 miles from here. We still had fun, but only saw maybe 3 chicadees and they weren’t hungry for anything we were offering. No snow. Hiked 8/6/19.

hiking
6 months ago

Still patches of snow everywhere. Use this app for gps and you will be fine. Bring birdseed and have chickadees eat right out of your hand.

hiking
off trail
snow
6 months ago

Great shorter hike! Only issue we had was that there’s not a great trail with all of the patches of snow still there. We followed the gps map on this app and were able to at least head the direction we needed to go. Once the incline begins you just follow it up to the top! Beautiful views and bring your bird seed for a neat experience!

hiking
snow
6 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Still a ton of snow, no showshoes though but slushy and deep. Birds loved the peanuts out of our seed mix. Just stood and waited, it was so neat to have them eat from your hand. Had a nice view of Tahoe too. Keep your app open to follow the trail though. Only huge downfall is all the dog poop bags. Must of picked up 8 that we saw. So sad that people are that gross with something so beautiful......

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Fantastic Father’s Day Hike! Still lots of snow but snowshoes weren’t necessary. Loose and slushy snow but it’s firm. Enjoy!

hiking
scramble
snow
7 months ago

hiking
snow
7 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
8 months ago

Easy snowshoe to the ridge with a great view of Tahoe. Lots of hungry birds!

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike with a stunning view of Lake Tahoe. Loved all the birds. Bring seeds and they’ll eat right out of your hand. Snow shoes are a must. Tough to see the trail; use the app for guidance. Highly recommend this hike, it’s great!

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