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The Best Hiking in Twin Bridges

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Top hiking spots in and near Twin Bridges

  • Twin Bridges, California

    Ropi Lake via Pyramid Creek

    4.7
    4.87 mi / 1581 ft gain
    The trailhead to begin this hike is located at: 38.8117 N, 120.1237 W. From Hwy 50 just south of Lake Tahoe, take Hwy 50 southwest for almost 11 miles, where you'll turn into the parking lot after crossing Pyramid Creek. There is a $5 day-use fee to park in the trailhead parking lot. The hike i...
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  • Twin Bridges, United States

    Hike Horsetail Falls

    4.2
    2.8 mi / 700 ft gain
    Great views are waiting for you at the top of Horsetail Falls. Pyramid Creek flows down the steep, glacier carved granite faces of Desolation Wilderness to create this awesome waterfall that is estimated to be about 800 feet tall. You will follow Pyramid Creek up the granite rocks to the top of t...
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  • Twin Bridges, California

    Hiking to Ralston Peak

    4.0
    7 mi / 2375 ft gain
    Starting at the lower lot it's less than a mile to access the trail. The hike starts off in shade through a lot of red fir forest and continues at a steady upward route. Approximately 45 mins into the hike you'll come across a sign that says you are entering desolation wilderness. The forest will...
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  • Twin Bridges, California

    Ralston Summit to Lake Aloha and Lake of the Woods

    12.23 mi / 3573 ft gain
    Ralston Summit to Lake Aloha and Lake of the Woods is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Echo Lake, California.
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  • Twin Bridges, California

    Sayles Canyon Trail

    2.79 mi / 489 ft gain
    Sayles Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kyburz, California.
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  • Twin Bridges, California

    Hike Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon

    5.0
    7.4 mi / 4100 ft gain
    Pyramid Peak is the tallest peak in the Crystal Range and the Desolation Wilderness, just west of Lake Tahoe. On a clear day it can be seen from the Bay Area over 150 miles away. Named for its distinct shape, Pyramid a massive heap of glaciated granite slabs and talus, and the Rocky Canyon route ...
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  • Twin Bridges, California

    Lover's Leap from Sciots Camp

    3.78 mi / 1260 ft gain
    Lover's Leap from Sciots Camp is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Twin Bridges, California.
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Echo Lake to Emerald Bay via PCT and Mount Tallac Loop

    42.96 mi / 9222 ft gain
    Echo Lake to Emerald Bay via PCT and Mount Tallac Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Echo Lake, California.
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Echo Lake to Barker Pass

    31.09 mi / 4455 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Echo Lake to Barker Pass is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Echo Lake, California.
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Hike to Jabu Lake in Desolation Wilderness

    3.7
    Although this hike can be done as a day hike, there are incredible camping spots near the lake. The easiest way to start this hike is to start at the Echo Lakes. There is ample parking above the marina and you even have the option of taking a water taxi across the echo lakes to cut off around 2.5...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Ski Ralston Peak

    Ralston Peak is a classic south Lake Tahoe backcountry skiing and snowboarding area, and is excellent for hiking in the summer, too. Please note, however, that backcountry skiing and snowboarding is dangerous – make sure you know the conditions and have avalanche equipment.There are two main appr...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Echo Lakes Trail

    5.18 mi / 371 ft gain
    Echo Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Echo Lake, California.
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Backpack to the "Waterfall Camp" in Desolation Wilderness

    4.7
    10.5 mi / 1522 ft gain
    Although this hike can be done as a day hike, it is an awesome place to camp. There is a lot to explore and you will want to spend as much there time as you can. The easiest way to start this hike is to start at the Echo Lakes. There is ample parking above the marina and you even have the option ...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Lake of the Woods via Pacific Crest Trail

    11.07 mi / 1447 ft gain
    Lake of the Woods via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Ralston Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

    8.08 mi / 745 ft gain
    Ralston Lake via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Echo Lake, California.
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  • Echo Lake, California

    PCT: CA Section K - Echo Lake to Highway 80

    62.03 mi / 10394 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section K - Echo Lake to Highway 80 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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