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The Best Camping in Alpine Meadows

Looking for the best camping in Alpine Meadows? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alpine Meadows. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Alpine Meadows

  • Alpine Meadows, California

    Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley

    11.4 mi / 2562 ft gain
    Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Olympic Valley, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Ride Twin Peaks in Lake Tahoe's Backcountry

    This trip is best done in two days with an approach day and then a descent day. Get started at the base of the Sherwood Chair on the backside of the Alpine ski area. Head up, outside of the ski area boundary toward the high ridge.Once on the ridge, you follow it south for a few miles until reachi...
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Truckee River Trail

    7.6 mi / 289 ft gain
    Truckee River Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Tahoe City, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Camp at William Kent Campground

    / 6282 ft gain
    William Kent Campground is a few miles south of Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe's western shore. Access to the lake is just a short walk from the campground. The campground provides bathrooms, campfire rings, a trash dump station, firewood vendor, grills, picnic tables, and food storage lockers. Pets ar...
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Camp at Kaspian Campground

    / 6298 ft gain
    Kaspian Campground is a short walk from the shores of Lake Tahoe, less than 10 miles from popular Meeks Bay. The campsites are relatively private and are surrounded by pine and fir trees. Each campsite has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. The campground provides bathrooms, potable water, and...
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Barker Pass to Tahoe City

    15.4 mi / 1909 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Barker Pass to Tahoe City is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Homewood, California.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Barker Pass to Twin Peaks

    10.77 mi / 2169 ft gain
    Barker Pass to Twin Peaks is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Homewood, California.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Barker Pass to Echo Lakes

    30.96 mi / 4242 ft gain
    Barker Pass to Echo Lakes is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Homewood, California.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Barker Pass to Middle Velma Lake via PCT

    29.4 mi / 3638 ft gain
    Barker Pass to Middle Velma Lake via PCT is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Homewood, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Jackass Spur Mountain Biking Trail

    4.33 mi / 604 ft gain
    Jackass Spur Mountain Biking Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Split Rock Loop Trail

    2.6 mi / 121 ft gain
    Split Rock Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Truckee, California.
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  • Tahoe Vista, California

    Hike to the Martis Peak Fire Lookout

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    This hike leads to a 100 year old fire lookout near the summit of Martis Peak with incredible views of North Lake Tahoe. There are two options to get to the peak: Martis Peak Road - to get to this trailhead from Truckee, head south on Highway 267 for about 8 miles and look for a large pull off on...
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  • Tahoe Vista, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) Complete Loop

    164.36 mi / 1358 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) Complete Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • Tahoma, California

    Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay via Tahoe Yosemite Trail

    16.58 mi / 3146 ft gain
    Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay via Tahoe Yosemite Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Tahoma, California.
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  • Tahoma, California

    Tahoe-Yosemite Trail Section 1: To Echo Summit

    32.67 mi / 5341 ft gain
    Tahoe-Yosemite Trail Section 1: To Echo Summit is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tahoma, California.
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  • Placer County, California

    French Meadows Reservoir Campground Area

    0.97 mi / 138 ft gain
    French Meadows Reservoir Campground Area is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Foresthill, California.
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