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The Best Backpacking in Olympic Valley

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Olympic Valley

  • Olympic Valley, California

    Backpack Granite Chief (2 Days)

    14 mi
    Heading out on the Granite Chief Trail, you'll start with a challenging 3.5 mile hike to meet up with the Pacific Crest Trail. During this part of the trek, you'll gain approximately 2,000ft. The good news is that most of this hike is forested, so you'll get a little coverage to protect from the ...
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  • 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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  • Alpine Meadows, California

    Whisky Creek Camp Trail

    7.54 mi / 1732 ft gain
    Whisky Creek Camp Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Olympic Valley, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Tahoe City to Brockway Summit

    19.19 mi / 3304 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Tahoe City to Brockway Summit is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Tahoe City, 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

    Rawhide to Paige Loop

    7.1 mi / 780 ft gain
    Rawhide to Paige Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers 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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  • Truckee, California

    Coldstream Road to PCT

    9.53 mi / 2385 ft gain
    Coldstream Road to PCT is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Truckee, California.
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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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  • Tahoe Vista, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint

    3 mi / 732 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Kings Beach, California.
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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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  • 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

    Mount Judah Loop Trail

    5.22 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Mount Judah Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Truckee, California.
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