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The Best Backpacking in Sierra City

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Top backpacking spots in and near Sierra City

  • Sierra City, California

    PCT: CA Section M - Highway 49 to Belden

    87.09 mi / 15883 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section M - Highway 49 to Belden is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Sierra City, California.
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  • Sierra City, California

    PCT from the Yuba River to Fowler Peak

    47.7 mi / 9446 ft gain
    On the Pacific Crest Trail, you'll be heading from the Yuba River to Fowler peak. This backpacking trip is 51 miles, one-way, so you'll want to park shuttle car at the Fowler Peak Trailhead. This stretch of the PCT is less crowded than its southern part - that could be due to the 2 miles of expos...
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  • Sierra City, California

    Volcano Lake & Mountain Mine Trail

    5.76 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Volcano Lake & Mountain Mine Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sierra City, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Backpack to Lower Rock Lake

    3 mi / 713 ft gain
    This adventure begins at the Lindsey Lake Campground parking lot (6,200 feet) where you leave your vehicle, takes you three miles up a trail rife with amazing photo opportunities and seasonal wildlife, and ends on the shore of Lower Rock Lake. Here you will find a dispersed camping site owned by ...
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  • Graeagle, California

    Smith Lake and Pacific Crest Loop

    14.83 mi / 3117 ft gain
    Smith Lake and Pacific Crest Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Blairsden Graeagle, California.
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  • Plumas County, California

    Mt. Elwell and Long Lake Loop

    7.62 mi / 2064 ft gain
    Mt. Elwell and Long Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Blairsden Graeagle, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Milk Lake

    4.92 mi / 663 ft gain
    Milk Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Truckee, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Crooked Lakes Trail to Penner Lake

    6.2 mi / 686 ft gain
    Crooked Lakes Trail to Penner Lake is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Nevada City, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Feely Lake, Milk Lake, and Glacier Lake via Sand Ridge Trail

    11.23 mi / 1542 ft gain
    Feely Lake, Milk Lake, and Glacier Lake via Sand Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Emigrant Gap, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Feely Lake and Round Lake

    4.06 mi / 505 ft gain
    Feely Lake and Round Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Alta, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Sand Ridge and the Five Lakes Basin

    10.82 mi / 1631 ft gain
    Sand Ridge and the Five Lakes Basin is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Emigrant Gap, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Glacier Lakes Trail

    7.41 mi / 1227 ft gain
    Glacier Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Nevada City, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Sand Ridge and Lindsey Lakes Loop

    19.66 mi / 3235 ft gain
    Sand Ridge and Lindsey Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Emigrant Gap, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    French Lake and Tollhouse Lake Loop via Beyers Lake Trail

    24.46 mi / 4715 ft gain
    French Lake and Tollhouse Lake Loop via Beyers Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Truckee, California.
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  • Alleghany, California

    Halls Ranch to Fiddle Creek Ridge Trail

    13.23 mi / 3448 ft gain
    Halls Ranch to Fiddle Creek Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Camptonville, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Spaulding Lake Trail

    8.7 mi / 1184 ft gain
    Spaulding Lake Trail is an out and back trail that is moderately difficult located near Nevada City, California.
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