Looking for a great trail near Twin Bridges, California? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, views 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 D. L. Bliss State Park or Van Sickle Bi-State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Twin Bridges ranging from 3 to 16.4 miles and from 4,878 to 9,229 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
3 days ago

Wonderful HARD hike. Two of us in good shape (I had just completed the 16.6 mile Grand Canyon rim-to-river-to-rim in a day, for reference) took 7.5 hours to go up and down, granted with diversions from the trail and many breaks. It is, indeed, only 7.5 miles for the main hike. The lake photos you see are if you decide to go off-trail and take the extra 1.5 mile or so to get to them. There is lots of green and running streams that is not apparent in all the summit pictures. The final ascent is a scramble which is also FUN but requires some sure-footedness. Strongly recommend; would do again.

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no shade
off trail
rocky
4 days ago

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off trail
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked this first weekend of October. Beautiful conditions. Started at 0800 and only a couple of cars in the lot. Ran into about 15 people on the way down. Not difficult, but strenuous because of the altitude and elevation. Trail very well maintained. Fantastic views at the top. Some scrambling over rocks the last 200 yards to the summit, and otherwise trail is easy to follow. Took five hours round trip, maintaining a slow pace and taking a long lunch break.

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no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Fun hike along the stream. Markings clear on partial trail; some “choose your own adventure” portions over big boulders. Shoes with good grip needed for the last 0.5 mile out to the falls.

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rocky
scramble
9 days ago

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off trail
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

This was a really fun, adventurous hike and rock scramble! Successfully navigating the rock scramble to the top of the falls and the rest of the way to Ropi Lake requires GPS, navigation skills, some rock scrambling experience, and good common sense. The actual trail (i.e. established path) ends at the base of the falls. The "trail" up the rock scramble is a recommended route and may require some backtracking and just using your best judgment to figure out what is the safest way up or down. My partner and I backtracked a few times on the way up, but were able to take a different/more direct route down. I'm sure if we went out again our route up and down would also be different. In my opinion, this makes the hike more of an adventure and much more fun. Navigation challenges aside, the views from the top of the falls are magnificent. The walk to Ropi Lake (again, more of a route vs. an established trail) feels like a hidden patch of mountain paradise. Ropi Lake provided spectacular scenery for our lunch break before turning around. Overall, highly recommend this hike for adventurous/experienced hikers.

hiking
9 days ago

Perfect conditions. No snow on trail and no bugs. T-shirt weather the whole way up. 4.5 hours total (including breaks). About 2 up and 2 down. ~7.5 miles car-summit-car. Get it before winter comes!

Came in to trail head off ice house road via the Forest Service Road 36. There is a small camp ground where the trail head starts. Parking availability just outside the campground area. Seems to be the quickest route to the site. Didn’t do the loop hike, rather took the short cut to the wreckage areas. I followed another users recording and their locations were spot on. Unfortunately I didn’t start recording until .8 miles into the hike, so the total distance we hiked was 4.1 miles. The plane is in really great shape for being there since 1941. The wreckage sites are all within a couple hundred yards of each other. Well worth checking out this site. So much history.

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rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Trail is great, spectacular views, a little closer to Sacramento than Tahoe proper. Trail is in good shape but not marked especially well. Just know that you have to wrap around the right side of the giant granite slab near the bottom of the hike and then scramble up some rocky portions to get to the falls. We took a 10-year-old dog and...well...we could practically hear her muttering “I’m too old for this @$#%!” Watch your footing near the falls and enjoy the view!!

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muddy
snow
13 days ago

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rocky
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snow
14 days ago

Hiked Pyramid Peak for the first time on Oct. 1, which also happens to be my birthday! We lucked out and had the trail and summit almost entirely to ourselves. We only encountered one other hiker who summited a few minutes after we did. The snow from the weekend made the rock scramble at the top a little more of an adventure, but the views were well worth the work. With snow on the trail I would definitely recommend taking GPA/map tracks to stay on the route. Overall, the hike was pretty strenuous, but not as hard as I expected.

Always a great hike in and out. Beautiful weather this time of year. There's really no way you can get lost.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful scenery, fantastic views. Gets steep towards the top both ways. The trail itself is uneven so wear your good boots!

This is beautiful easy trail mostly along the creek where there are numerous places to take a dip. The water is cool and clear. There is a little incline but not strenuous. There were only a few other people on the trail. Some shade but mostly sun.

Very nice hike, trail markings are lacking. The upper section is mainly rock climbing without any markings. other than that awesome hike.

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