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Best trails in Alturas

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Explore the most popular trails near Alturas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Alturas
Top trails (4)
#1 - Pine Creek Trail
South Warner Wilderness
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#2 - The Summit Trail from Pepperdine Trailhead to Patterson Lake
South Warner Wilderness
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 7 h 22 m
Note: If you approach from the east via Cty Road 27 (Granger Creek), you'll run into some stretches of road where high clearance will be helpful.Show more
#3 - Pine Creek to Lake Patterson
South Warner Wilderness
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 35 m
The lower part of this trail is used by ranchers to graze their livestock so there are times when the trail can have a lot of cowshit and flies. But once you get past Pine Creek Basin and start to climb up to Patterson Lake you leave that behind. The lake itself is beautiful, nestled in a big red-rock bowl, and provides excellent trout fishing.Show more
#4 - Squaw Peak Trail
South Warner Wilderness
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 8 h 13 m
Note: The term squaw is considered universally offensive by Indigenous groups in America due to its use for hundreds of years in a derogatory context. Indigenous activists have continued to work both locally and in more general educational efforts, to rename the locations across North America that contain the slur, as well as to eliminate the slur from the lexicon in general. See here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaw#Efforts_to_rename_placenames_and_terms_with_squaw_in_themShow more