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The Best Hiking in Olympic Valley

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Olympic Valley

  • Olympic Valley, California

    Painted Rock Loop Trail

    8.34 mi / 1660 ft gain
    Painted Rock Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tahoe City, California.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Squaw Valley Trail

    5.85 mi / 1877 ft gain
    Squaw Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Tahoe City, California.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Granite Chief Trail

    6.71 mi / 1959 ft gain
    Granite Chief Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Olympic Valley, California.
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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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  • Alpine Meadows, California

    Five Lakes Trail to Five Lakes Creek Trail

    10.06 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Five Lakes Trail to Five Lakes Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Olympic Valley, California.
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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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  • Alpine Meadows, California

    Five Lakes Trail

    4.84 mi / 1129 ft gain
    Five Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Olympic Valley, California.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Hike to Lake Estelle and Five Lakes

    6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    This hike starts at Alpine Meadows Base Camp and finishes on Alpine Meadows Road. The end point is less than a half mile from the base, and an easy walk up a slight hill. Park at base camp and head on the trail to the far right of all of the lifts. Proceed up the trail for half a mile (this is th...
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Mount Watson

    2.71 mi / 591 ft gain
    Mount Watson is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Tahoe City, California.
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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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  • Tahoe City, California

    Jack Pine Road to Deer Creek Trail

    21.6 mi / 3698 ft gain
    Jack Pine Road to Deer Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Tahoe City, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Tahoe City Rim Trail Loop

    9.36 mi / 1522 ft gain
    Tahoe City Rim Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Tahoe City, 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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