Sierraville, California

Sierraville, California, is home to some of the best trails and outdoor activities. The Pacific Crest Trail, a top-rated hiking trail, offers scenic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This challenging trail is a must-visit for those seeking outdoor adventures. It features a variety of landscapes, from lush forests to rocky terrains. Another gem is the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, a short drive from Sierraville. This area is dotted with over 20 small lakes, perfect for fishing and boating. For cyclists, the Downieville Downhill bike trail offers a unique blend of steep descents and technical rock features. Whether you're hiking, biking, or fishing, Sierraville offers a plethora of outdoor activities.

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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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  • Reno, Nevada

    Anderson Park Loop

    4.0
    1.64 mi / 92 ft gain
    Anderson Park Loop is a popular trail for walking or running tucked away in a quiet neighborhood near Reno, Nevada. The trail loops around a pasture and connects up to Bartley Ranch for a longer or more scenic route.   Take in scenic views of the surrounding mountains, but there may be some traf...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Huffaker Park Lookout Trail

    4.0
    1.88 mi / 308 ft gain
    Huffaker Park Lookout Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers 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

    Rattle Snake Mountain

    4.0
    1.49 mi / 371 ft gain
    Rattle Snake Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Incline Village, Nevada

    Bike or Take a Stroll along the Tahoe East Shore Trail

    5.0
    2.75 mi / 300 ft gain
    Lake Tahoe's East Shore Trail is a wide paved walking and cycling path running between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park. Opened in 2019, the path lies completely separate from the road, sometimes hovering well above it on the mountainside, and other times running parallel to it on a bri...
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  • Incline Village, Nevada

    Monkey Rock

    4.7
    2.64 mi / 463 ft gain
    Monkey Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada.
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  • Sparks, Nevada

    Sparks Marina Loop

    4.0
    1.94 mi / 30 ft gain
    Sparks Marina Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sparks, Nevada.
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  • Sparks, Nevada

    Stand-Up Paddleboard at the Sparks Marina

    5.0
    The Sparks Marina, just minutes from downtown Reno, is a convenient and fun place to learn how to SUP or to spend an afternoon out on the lake. The Sparks Marina Park has ample parking and several places to put in, but there are also numerous others around the marina, including a lovely inlet on ...
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  • Homewood, California

    Eagle Rock

    4.0
    0.84 mi / 105 ft gain
    Starting at an outcrop off Highway 89 in Tahoe Pines, hikers make their way up the trail through a gradually sloping forest. Climbing rocks and logs, it is strenuous at times but only takes about 15-20 minutes to accomplish. Once at the top, the elevation is 6,286 feet and consists of an absolute...
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  • Sand Harbor, Nevada

    Surf Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor

    5.0
    Surfing Lake Tahoe is a rare opportunity which only happens when there is a lot of wind. It's nothing like surfing in the ocean. There are mountains in the background, the water is fresh, and generally the waves are small. You can see if there are waves on the drive there (if driving counter-cloc...
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  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    Sand Harbor Beach

    4.8
    This is what you would call a family beach. It is clean, beautiful, and well maintained. The admission price for vehicles has gone up quite a bit, but based on the economy and the fact that this park remains clean and glass-free, you really cannot complain. The beach gets pretty crowded and they ...
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  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    SUP from Sand Harbor

    4.5
    My favorite is to take a trip from Sand Harbor State Beach to Thunderbird Lodge along the East Shore in Lake Tahoe. Start by traveling to Sand Harbor State Beach, park in the parking lot and bring your equipment to the sandy shore. Hop on your board and begin heading south along the East Shore...
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  • Washoe County, Nevada

    Sand Harbor Nature Trail

    4.5
    0.54 mi / 33 ft gain
    While Sand Harbor Park is a popular summer destination, the sunsets from this spot are breathtaking year round and you will have less company in the winter. The park is located right off of Highway 28 and has an admission fee of $7. There is a parking lot that fills up quickly in the summer, so a...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Highland Loop Trail

    2.37 mi / 453 ft gain
    Hidden Valley Park is a large, 480-acre regional park in southeast Reno, of which 65 acres are developed that features an extensive trail network along with equestrian grounds, a dog park, playground, and numerous other features. The Highland Loop Trail is a great way to experience the park and ...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Hidden Valley County Park Loop

    4.0
    4.23 mi / 1207 ft gain
    This is the hidden sight of Hidden Valley. Head south down Hidden Valley Drive from Mira Loma and turn right on Mia Vista Drive until you get to the parking lot for Hidden Valley Regional Park. Watch out for wild horses on all roads leading in and throughout your hike. There are hundreds of trail...
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