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Project Category: Sierra Hiking Trails & Experiences

Hiking To Marlette Lake From Chimney Beach in Lake Tahoe

A Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Guide -  Hiking to Marlette Lake There are three main routes to get to Marlette Lake. Marlette Lake - is Located on the East Side of Lake Tahoe adn sits at approx 7800' in the Sierra Range betweeen Carson City and Lake Tahoe. Marlette Lake is one of two natural [...]

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Placer Big Trees Grove

Placer Big Trees grove is the most northerly stand of naturally occurring Giant Sequoias, Sequoiadendron giganteum, and is found 22 miles east of Foresthill overlooking the Middle Fork American River. This area has been designated as a Botanical Special Interest Area by the Forest Service. The trees have been a popular tourist attraction since the 1800s and [...]

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The Best Waterfall Hikes Near Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is no slouch when it comes to beautiful waterfalls in the Sierra.  Up and down the Sierra and throughout the Sierra National Parks there are some amazing waterfall features.  These short Day hike experiences near Lake Tahoe will not disappoint when looking for a great waterfall visit. Alpine Falls - Fallen Leaf Lake [...]

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Chickadee Ridge – Lake Tahoe Adventure

Discover Chickadee Ridge - A Lake Tahoe Adventure Chickadee Ridge 39.2923910, -119.9177925 FollowFollowFollow Epic Discovery Park At Heavenly Mountain Resort Opens June 21 by Charlie Pankey | June 21, 2019 | Day Trips, Destination reviews, Family REC, Heavenly Resort, Lake Tahoe, News and Events, Route 50, Summer REC | 0 Comments South Tahoe's Mountain Playground [...]

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Heart Lake Trail – Lassen National Forest

Heart Lake Trail Seeking that day adventure where you may not see many people? At the edge of Lassen National Forest, you may enjoy a quick day hike or 1-day backpack experience with solitude among the forest and sky of Lassen National Forest. Located on the west side of Lassen Volcanic National Park off HWY 17 [...]

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Spencer Meadow Trail – Lassen National Forest

The Spencer Meadows Trail is in the shadow of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The loop portion of the trail overlooks the Mill Creek Drainage, 1,500 feet below. This section is also an area with large meadows and spectacular views. The meadow itself borders the park. Recognized as a National Recreational Trail- The Spencer Meadow Loop has [...]

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Mudd Lake Recreational Area

Mudd Lake Recreational Area is an all season recreational location just West of Silver Lake off HWY 88. Winter Recreation:  Snowmobile, Snowshoe, Cross Country skiing, Backcountry Skiing Summer Recreation:  OHV, Horseback, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping Managed by the Eldorado National Forest, Mudd Lake Access area is under development and has season access controls to several areas.  Always [...]

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Ropi Lake ~ Desolation Wilderness

Ropi Lake ~ Desolation Wilderness A great day hike or evening backpack location near Lake Tahoe. Ropi Lake is not the first location people mention when traveling into the Desolation Wilderness. But, don't let that stop you from discovering one of the finest High Sierra Locations on your next REC trip. Ropi Lake is located at the top [...]

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Loon Lake Recreational Guide ~ Summer and Winter

Loon Lake Recreation Guide ~Summer / Winter A Sub-alpine red fir and lodgepole forests, granite bowls, and a spectacular view of the Crystal Range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains characterize the area. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) built the Loon Lake Chalet in 1989. Popular summer activities include hiking, backpacking in Desolation Wilderness, fishing, [...]

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Shealor Lake Day Hike – Hwy 88

Day Hikes in the Sierra:  Shealor Lakes off HWY 88 How to get there: The Shealor Lakes parking area is just west of Silver Lake off HWY 88. (About 1 hour from South Lake Tahoe or The Carson Valley) The Shealor Lakes Day hike is a short hike up the mountain gives you a great [...]

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Glacier Point To Yosemite Valley Day Hike

Glacier Point To Yosemite Valley Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley (strenuous) Four Mile Trail: 4.8 miles (7.7 km) one-way; 3 to 4 hours Panorama Trail: 8.5 miles (13.6 km) one-way; 6 to 8 hours Begin at Glacier Point (Four Mile Trail begins north of the store; Panorama Trail begins south of the store) It is [...]

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Yosemite Valley Loop Trail Day Hike

Yosemite Valley Loop Trail Enjoy some solitude in western Yosemite Valley. Hike through meadows, forests, and beside the Merced River. Along the way, enjoy striking views of Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, Three Brothers, Yosemite Falls, and more. Trail Overview Distance: 11.5 mi (18.5 km) full loop; 7.2 mi (11.6 km) half [...]

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