Calpine, California

Calpine, California, is home to some of the top outdoor adventures. The Pacific Crest Trail is a must-visit, offering a scenic route that spans over 2,650 miles. It's a challenging trail, ideal for those who enjoy a good workout. The trail passes through diverse landscapes, including the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. Another highlight is the Sierra Valley Preserve. This scenic spot is perfect for bird-watching and photography. The preserve features wetlands, meadows, and a variety of wildlife. For water activities, the Middle Fork Feather River is a popular spot. It's great for fishing, rafting, and swimming. Near Calpine, the Lakes Basin Recreation Area offers over 50 alpine lakes and a network of trails. It's a great place for camping, fishing, and hiking. The best Trails and Outdoor Activities in Calpine provide a variety of ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

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  • Truckee, California

    Ski and Snowboard Northstar

    3.5
    Northstar California, previously known as Northstar-at-Tahoe, is located near the north shore of Lake Tahoe and is home to over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The resort is known for its laid back atmosphere coupled with high-end luxury accommodations, shopping and dining.The resort is home to i...
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  • Truckee, California

    Ride the Truckee Bike Park

    5.0
    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    Truckee bike park is a great destination for all ages of bike riders. There are several different features including a pump track, dual slalom course, dirt jumps, strider track and more! This park is kid friendly but be sure to pack a helmet and pads especially for first-timers. More experienced ...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Peavine Peak Trail

    3.0
    8.89 mi / 2913 ft gain
    Peavine Peak Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Upper Chalk Creek Trail

    4.0
    1.44 mi / 121 ft gain
    Upper Chalk Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    West Plateau Loop

    3.0
    3.15 mi / 312 ft gain
    West Plateau Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Hunter Creek Trail

    3.0
    6.43 mi / 1362 ft gain
    Just outside of Reno find a fun little hike through the hills along a creek, ending at a beautiful waterfall.  The trail is heavily trafficked and easy to follow with two creek crossings.  It is mostly a moderate but steady climb on the way out, with just a few steep spots. The parking lot has ...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Dorostkar Park Nature Trail

    3.0
    1.48 mi / 39 ft gain
    Dorostkar Park Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Hike the Diggins Loop Trail

    5.0
    2.7 mi
    Check in and pay for your parking or present California State Parks Pass at the museum building in North Bloomfield.  After paying for parking there are several different options to get onto the Diggins Loop trail.  Access to the Diggins Loop trail can be found by the Park Headcounters by jumping...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Oxbow Nature Study Area Nature Trail

    4.0
    0.77 mi / 23 ft gain
    Oxbow Nature Study Area Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Miners Trail to The "N"

    3.5
    1.89 mi / 371 ft gain
    Miners Trail to The "N" is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    May Arboretum and Herman Pond Trail

    5.0
    1.07 mi / 89 ft gain
    May Arboretum and Herman Pond Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Truckee, California

    The Five Lakes Hike

    4.0
    The Five Lakes Trail is located in the Granite Chief Wilderness in between Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski resorts and is easily accessible at the intersection of Alpine Meadows and Deer Park roads. The 5-mile moderate trail ascends approximately 900-1000 ft. along granite canyons and pine f...
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  • Truckee, California

    Ski Outer Outer Limits at Alpine Meadows

    Starting off of Lakeview chair at Alpine Meadows, head to the far right towards the sign for Outer Limits run. Traverse across the run and past the Ski Area Boundary signs on the far side. Continue through the trees where you will find a series of clearings generally full of untracked powder. The...
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Hike the Shirley Canyon Cascades Trail

    3.6 mi / 2109 ft gain
    This trail has lots of elevation over a short distance, be warned! The Shirley Canyon Cascades Trail is close to Olympic Valley in the North Lake Tahoe region. Dogs are allowed on this trail if kept on leash. 
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Hike the Thunder Mountain Trail

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The Thunder Mountain Trail is the perfect hike to explore the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Squaw may be famed for its mountain ski runs in the winter, but when the snow melts in the summer, beautiful alpine meadows line the mountain and the ski runs turn into hiking trails! The Thunder Mountain T...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Truckee River Pathway: Downtown to Dorostkar Park

    4.0
    4.42 mi / 220 ft gain
    Truckee River Pathway: Downtown to Dorostkar Park is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Reno, Nevada.
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