Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails near Soda Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

App keeps closing on me, the activity is snowshoeing, I went in shoes that vented and my socks were wet. There is still a lot of snow up there. There are trails on the snow made by snow motor vehicle that you can't really miss. It's really peaceful and beautiful up on the peak where you can see mountain ranges in 360°. It was cloudy so it for chilly for me. Would definitely go again when the snow melts!

Beautiful full moon in the valley last night. Glad we wore snowshoes. Trail is poorly marked. Snow made this a moderate out with elevation change but easy in.

1 month ago

Hiked up the peak yesterday. The snow was well packed, needed snowshoes only on our way back. Great hike and wonderful views!

Nice hike on a packed snow trail. Went to the ridge for nice views of Castle Rock, wasn't clear if the full loop would go thru, given the snow, which was light for the time of year. We did it in hiking boots without problems, but most were using snowshoes or back country skis.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Had a great sunny day today. Snowshoes the entire trip. I will be doing this again.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great hike, dogs loved it. Views we’re stellar! Snow was perfect for snowshoeing.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

First part of the trail was packed down and snow shoes weren’t even necessary, but when I turned off to head across the valley it was completely untracked! Follow the blue diamonds to stay on the trail. FYI there were a couple tricky stream crossings with steep snow banks

Super fun in snow! Went snow shoeing with my best friend today, and it was a beautiful view up at the top! Not too difficult, the steepness is pretty gradual until the end. Would love to see it in the springtime.

Amazing hike. Pack warm, waterproof hiking shoes and trekking poles

Do this hike in the summer then come back and do it in the winter, it’s so amazing to see the change in the terrain. Such an amazing hike I recommend it to everyone

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Also went parallel with the plan to catch the actual trail on the way down, but couldn’t get to the Peak with the snow. Snowshoes helped but in certain areas, especially getting up to the Peak, yaktrax or some kind of spikes would be most helpful. The views from the Ridge were amazing none the less.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Snoweshoed up to the peak on 1/11/18. We didn’t travel on this trail directly, instead we went parallel to it and then came back on the opposite side, making it a loop. Most of the trail was pretty easy with snowshoes, with the exception of the top, where you really had to dig your crampons in to get yourself up the final stretch. The top was stunning and we even watched a snowing cloud moving in towards us. The effort was worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

Next time I'll wait for spring or summer to do the full loop.
We did this trail and continued to Castle peak. View are good.

Convienient and amazing!!

hiking
6 months ago

Castle peak cut short to one of the false summits. 1-2ft snow up past the pass. Skis/snowshoes needed after about 1.5 miles in.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots or snow and pretty tough incline to the summit. But great views!

Breathtaking in both senses. Very well worth the time and energy. I may have taken a hundred photos along this trail. Although I approached Castle Pass from the rest area.

hiking
7 months ago

Great workout and amazing views but a bit slippery.

Spectacular views. Very interesting tree formations just at the timberline -- they are working hard against the downslope drift it appears.

Great loop. Best view of Castle Mountain ever!

Wonderful hike with views 360 degrees
Terrain was rocky and scree in places was slippery but worth the effort

Wonderful trail, please stay on he trail. Be sure to make for an earily accent to avoid possible afternoon weather, able to get to summit, it is the last turret!

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing views and a great workout.

hiking
8 months ago

Incredible panoramic view from the summit. Well worth the journey which is almost entirely uphill. The trail is clearly visible and easy to navigate. Scaling the outcroppings at the summit should be done only with great caution and experience.

we hiked up the peak then took the PCT around back to the car. great little loop. Not a lot of water happening right now so if you have dogs being extra water. still wild flowers and beautiful mossy trees.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike but steep in places. Bring trekking poles.

hiking
8 months ago

Mostly dirt trail with a gradual incline that leads to steep incline towards the top where trail turns to shale, gravel and large rocky steps. Bring poles or grab a walking stick. Area is exposed to sun and wind, bring layers and sunscreen. Nice hike with gorgeous views.

hiking
9 months ago

This hike is definitely for experienced hikers. I'd recommend going when it's about 50-60 degrees because most of the trail is in the sun. We ended up hiking about 2.5 miles more than the actual hike because we parked before the beginning of the actual trailhead. Oh well! If you have hiking sticks (especially anyone with knee or ankle issues), I'd recommend them, but my husband and I did the hike without them.

on Castle Peak Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Great cool day for this hike... loved the entire thing. you pop out off the trees pretty fast and follow the knife edge up for some great scrambles and even better views. If you are in the Truckee area I say pop out and knock this one out. Keep a solid pace to get up there in a little over an hour so you can spend your time scrambling from turret to turret of the this unique castle and take in the views.

Loose gravel, a lot of sun exposure. At the peak there's a lot of rocks to scale and a great 360 view.

Load More