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The Best Backpacking in Soda Springs

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Top backpacking spots in and near Soda Springs

  • Truckee, California

    Paradise Lake Trail

    15.05 mi / 2618 ft gain
    Paradise Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Truckee, California.
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  • Soda Springs, California

    Backpack to Warren Lake

    4.0
    The first 1.6 miles along the Pacifc Crest Trail is the same route to Summit Lake Trail. When you see the fork for Warren Lake and Summit Lake, head to the left. Although the Summit Lake trail looks easier, which it is, don't let that detour you. Start climbing up the 1,500ft incline then drop ba...
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  • Soda Springs, California

    White Rock Lake Via Pacific Crest Trail

    23.45 mi / 3898 ft gain
    White Rock Lake Via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Soda Springs, California.
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  • Soda Springs, California

    Hike to the Peter Benson Hut

    5.0
    11.6 mi / 1800 ft gain
    Drive to the top of Donner Summit via the Old Hwy 40 and park at the Donner Summit PCT trailhead, just past the Sugar Bowl Academy Building. Begin hiking up-hill through a somewhat forested area for about 2 miles. Shortly after you pass the trail sign for the Mt. Judah Loop, you will come to a sm...
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  • Nevada County, California

    PCT: CA Section L - Highway 80 to Highway 49

    37.02 mi / 5036 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section L - Highway 80 to Highway 49 is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Soda Springs, 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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  • Truckee, California

    Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Lincoln

    6.04 mi / 1483 ft gain
    Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Lincoln is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Norden, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Backpack the Palisades Creek Trail

    4.0
    15 mi / 2200 ft gain
    After driving out to Kidd Lakes and parking at the trailhead, you take off through some easy forest hiking past Cascade Lakes and Long Lake. Pay attention to the cairns marking the trail as you traverse across a large granite section with Devils Peak to your West. The trail is easy to follow and ...
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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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  • Soda Springs, California

    Backpacking to Loch Leven Lakes

    4.4
    8 mi
    To get to this trail go west on I-80 from Truckee, Ca. After 17 miles take the Big Bend exit and turn left at the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp. Follow that road 3/4 of a mile and the small parking lot will be on your right hand side. There is a bathroom there and the trailhead is dire...
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  • Emigrant Gap, California

    Loch Leven to American River

    20.34 mi / 6043 ft gain
    Loch Leven to American River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Truckee, California.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Tinker Knob via Granite Chief

    14.71 mi / 3944 ft gain
    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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  • Sierra County, California

    Mount Lola Trail

    10.28 mi / 2484 ft gain
    Mount Lola Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sierraville, 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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  • 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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