Ophir Creek Trail to Upper Price Lakes

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Ophir Creek Trail to Upper Price Lakes is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Incline Village, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

2 months ago

A lot of snow from the meadow but good down to Price lake witch we didn't reach..bush whacking .Got to the outlet and then back.Good day and our dog loved it.

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike! It was hard to find especially in the snow (October 21, 2017) but is a relatively easy hike. Park at the Tahoe meadow trail head parking lot off of Mt rose high way and County Road 340. Follow the signs for the Tahoe Meadows hike and when you get to the bridge you’ll see a sign for Ophir. We saw a few signs after that but made our own trail a little bit due to the snow. We used the all trail map to get back on the trail. After that it was an easier trail to follow. Mostly flat and downhill on the way out but had some step areas on the way back. We didn’t make it all the way to the lake because there was a large stream that we would have gotten very wet if we crossed. All in all a good hike. The pups loved it and the meadow allowed them to run around a lot!

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10 months ago

Was planning to do the Ophir Creek Loop, but due to bad signage and incongruences between signs and the various maps in the park, we ended up getting lost and going all the way to Upper Lake. We were not prepared for the extra end of the trail we accidentally added one. Better signage would be extremely helpful for those of us who are directionally challenged.

hiking
10 months ago

We started at Tahoe Meadows trailhead and hiked down to Price Lake. Total hike was 8 miles (via Fitbit) and I would say moderate level for sure. After we hiked about 2 miles in we didn't see anyone until we started to head back which was very nice. When we got to the lake we had a picnic and had the lake all to ourselves. The lake is not swimmable but they had a nice campsite with a fire pit that would be fun to camp at. Nice waterfall to see when you get close to the lake. Definitely a workout but a very nice hike!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Nice hike! Mostly uphill

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tough trip from Davis Creek with a full pack, but Rock Lake is nearly full and there is another lake that is not on the map that is full, as well. Didn't go all the way to Tahoe Meadows, as the snow is still pretty high up there. Stayed over night at Rock lake. Beautiful views and no other hikers at all.

hiking
Friday, April 08, 2016

Very nice Sierra, Sequoia day hike. Impassable about 1/4 mile past Rock Lake fork due to snowpack. Rock Lake fork also blocked. Had to barefoot across the creek due to high melt. Very nice hike.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

This app sent me on a bit of a goose chase trying to get to the start of this hike. Eventually found the trail head in Davis Creek Regional Park (which is right off the 580 or ALT395). Free parking and well marked trail head. Great hike... a real calf burner on the way up. River access is a little over 2 miles in

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

Great trial to hike.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pretty steep and rocky for the most part.

hiking
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Also when you forge the creek at 1.6. miles in, one of the gorgeous views on this entire hike!

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2011

There are many options for hiking this trail, most are fairly easy, but the two mile descent from the Lower Meadow Loop to Upper Price Lake involves a 1,250 foot elevation drop with an equal gain coming back up. Upper Price Lake is a very small shallow lake, most of it about 2 feet deep. The fish that I did see jumping above the surface were 2 to 3 inches long. The amazing aspect of this hike is the variety of wild flowers. Crimison Columbine, Corn Lillies, Queen Ann's Lace, Lupine, Pussy Paws, Gilia, Mules Ears, Alpine Paintbrush, Shinning Daisy and many more line the trail. Bring a camera and a book on local flora and this hike can take hours. From Highway 431 to Upper Price Lake is 7.2 miles, out and back. The topography changes radically along the way from forest, to dense overgrowth, to dry chapparal and back again. The topo map for this area shows a Lower Price Lake, but the lake was lost in a landslide years ago. It is simply not there. This is my dog's favorite hike, since Ophir Creek is a bubbling stream that parallels the first mile of the hike and he loves to splash in the grass lined pools of the creek.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Very hot in summer. VERY steep to start. Good workout - trail follows creek drainage up to rock lake. No water until you ford the creek at 1.6 miles from the trailhead.

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