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The Best Camping in Sierra City

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

Top camping 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

    Haypress Creek Trail

    2.95 mi / 682 ft gain
    Haypress Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Alleghany, California.
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  • Sierra City, California

    Camp at Sardine Lake Campground

    5.0
    This campground is first come first serve and is located near Lower Sardine Lake.  There are a couple bathrooms located around the loop. Most campsites have trees, perfect for hammocking and shade. The campsite has great views of the mountains. There are a couple hiking trails nearby. Lower Sard...
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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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  • Sierra City, California

    Sierra Buttes and Sardine Lakes

    4.8
    6.19 mi / 3333 ft gain
    The Sierra Buttes are one of the most scenic mountain features in all of the Sierra Nevadas. Nestled below the buttes are Upper and Lower Sardine lakes which both offer amazing fishing. Sardine Lake Resort lies at the base of the mountains and offers boat rentals, dining and cabin rentals. Just m...
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  • Calpine, California

    Camp at Salmon Creek Campground

    Salmon Creek Campground is a quiet campground in the Northern Sierra Buttes. Since it is right up the road from Sardine Lakes it seems to get overlooked a bit. We were able to reserve three campsites the same week of our trip. There were 11 to choose from! The campground is just passed the turn f...
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  • Nevada City, California

    Grouse Ridge Trail

    10.75 mi / 1798 ft gain
    Grouse Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Soda Springs, California.
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  • Plumas County, California

    Lake Basin Trail to Long Lake to Round Lake Trail Loop

    7.76 mi / 1348 ft gain
    Lake Basin Trail to Long Lake to Round Lake Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blairsden Graeagle, 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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  • 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 Island Lake

    3.49 mi / 282 ft gain
    Feely Lake and Island Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Truckee, 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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