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Best trails in Emigrant Gap

311 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Emigrant Gap, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Yuba River State Park or Donner Memorial State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Auburn State Recreation Area or Tahoe Donner Trail System. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Emigrant Gap ranging from 4.6 to 19.5 miles and from 5,446 to 7,582 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Emigrant Gap
Top trails (6)
#1 - Emerald Pools
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Emerald Pools is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Emigrant Gap, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#2 - Sand Ridge and the Five Lakes Basin
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
Sand Ridge and the Five Lakes Basin is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Emigrant Gap, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#3 - Beyers Lakes Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Beyers Lakes Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Emigrant Gap, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#4 - Little Bald Mountain Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
This is the hike to Little Bald Mountain Lookout (not Duncan Peak) which can also be reached along this trail. Park in the well marked parking area near Robinson Flat Campground, not in the campgrounShow more
#5 - Sand Ridge and Lindsey Lakes Loop
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 19.5 mi • Est. 10 h 10 m
Sand Ridge and Lindsey Lakes Loop is a 19.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Emigrant Gap, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hikiShow more
#6 - Crooked Lake and Grouse Ridge Loop
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
This route is a great backpacking loop while also moderate enough for a day hike. There are plenty of lakes that are wonderful for swimming and fishing. Dispersed camping throughout. Show more