Best Trails Near Soda Springs CA

Soda Springs has 24 trails in the vicinity, including 15 hiking trails and 4 for snowshoeing. These trails range from 1 to 30 miles in length. The longest trail in Soda Springs is Hiking the Tahoe Basin: Donner Pass to Lake Tahoe a well-known trail measuring 30 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are PCT: Donner Pass to Squaw Valley, Soda Springs Waterfalls and Emigrant Gap Waterfalls. Trails.com member Tim L. recently completed Emigrant Gap Waterfalls.

More information on the best trails in Soda Springs can be found below.
  • Hole-in-the-Ground Loop Trail

    2 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Hole-in-the-Ground is one of the premier rides in Tahoe. Well-designed and technical singletrack takes you up ridge tops to sweeping views of Castle Peak and beyond. Miles of smooth, hard-packed ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  16.8 miles

    Hole-in-the-Ground is one of the premier rides in Tahoe. Well-designed and technical singletrack takes you up ridge tops ...

  • Mt.Judah Loop

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    With a minimal effort, hikers can reach some of the grandest views available in the northern Tahoe Sierra via the 4.6-mile Mt. Judah Loop. The rugged terrain around Donner Pass is quite impressive, ...
    •  2.5 to 3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    With a minimal effort, hikers can reach some of the grandest views available in the northern Tahoe Sierra via the 4.6-mile ...

  • Emigrant Gap Waterfalls

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Emigrant Gap is a tiny community right off I-80 between Sacramento and Truckee, about two-thirds of the way from Sacramento. Once you leave the highway, it won’t take more than five minutes until ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Emigrant Gap is a tiny community right off I-80 between Sacramento and Truckee, about two-thirds of the way from Sacramento. ...

  • PCT: Donner Pass to Squaw Valley

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    This section of the Pacific Crest Trail lives up to its name, offering some of the finest views in the Tahoe area from a several-mile stretch of trail that stays on or near the actual crest of ...
    •  8 to 10 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of the Pacific Crest Trail lives up to its name, offering some of the finest views in the Tahoe area from a ...

  • Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Royal Gorge is, hands-down, the largest cross-country ski resort in North America and sports the world’s largest cross-country grooming fleet. Located around the corner from Squaw Valley, and ...
    •  30% Easy, 50% Moderate, 20% Difficult
    •  Guide

    Royal Gorge is, hands-down, the largest cross-country ski resort in North America and sports the world’s largest cross-country ...

  • Hiking the Tahoe Basin: Donner Pass to Lake Tahoe

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    With the Truckee River Valley to the east, the deep gorge of the American River Canyon plunging to the west, and Lake Tahoe shimmering in the distance, this walkabout follows the spine of the ...
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    With the Truckee River Valley to the east, the deep gorge of the American River Canyon plunging to the west, and Lake Tahoe ...

  • Castle Peak Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Mostly flat-topped, chunky-looking Castle Peak is wild and remote country, where a snowshoeing soul can savor top-of-the-world views and spend quality hang time exploring this extensive summit. ...
    •  5–9 hours
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mostly flat-topped, chunky-looking Castle Peak is wild and remote country, where a snowshoeing soul can savor top-of-the-world ...

  • Castle Valley to Round Valley Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Fittingly named Round Valley and Castle Valley undergo a major transformation when blessed with pure white snow in the winter, which usually lasts through mid-spring. What was typical and blasé ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Fittingly named Round Valley and Castle Valley undergo a major transformation when blessed with pure white snow in the winter, ...

  • Andesite Peak Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Little-known Andesite Peak is a snowshoer’s paradise, featuring solitude and superb views of the northern realm of the Lake Tahoe region. Your photos are likely to turn out just as good as those ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Little-known Andesite Peak is a snowshoer’s paradise, featuring solitude and superb views of the northern realm of the Lake ...

  • Loch Leven Lakes Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Seek the curvaceous shorelines of three granite-ringed, high-mountain lakes and delight in each lake’s special granitic islands. The photo opportunities are there—vistas of valleys and snowy ...
    •  5–8 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Seek the curvaceous shorelines of three granite-ringed, high-mountain lakes and delight in each lake’s special granitic islands. ...

  • Castle Peak

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    This area has been a backcountry ski destination for many decades. The gentle terrain and the ease of access contribute to the area’s popularity. The Sierra Club’s Peter Grubb Hut is located ...
    •  1 day
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This area has been a backcountry ski destination for many decades. The gentle terrain and the ease of access contribute to ...

  • Donner Pass to Squaw Valley

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches from Mexico to Canada for 2,650 miles. The terrain that it covers between Donner Pass and Squaw Valley is among the most beautiful of the journey. Here, ...
    •  9 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) stretches from Mexico to Canada for 2,650 miles. The terrain that it covers between Donner ...

  • Mount Judah Loop

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Mount Judah is one of those rare attractions that seem to have it all for a quick adventure fix: trailhead conveniently close to the highway; a well-tended trail that is only moderately difficult; ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Judah is one of those rare attractions that seem to have it all for a quick adventure fix: trailhead conveniently close ...

  • Summit Valley History Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Lake Van Norden once covered more than half of Summit Valley before Pacific Gas and Electric began lowering the water level in 1976 due to fears of the dam’s potential failure following an earthquake. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Lake Van Norden once covered more than half of Summit Valley before Pacific Gas and Electric began lowering the water level ...

  • Point Mariah

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Following some of Royal Gorge’s cross-country ski trails, this trip leads to an impressive view of the Sierra crest and the Royal Gorge of North Fork American River. Thanks to the Truckee Donner ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Following some of Royal Gorge’s cross-country ski trails, this trip leads to an impressive view of the Sierra crest and ...

  • Lyle’s Lookout Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    A pleasant walk through the woods leads to a fine vista of Devils Peak, Snow Mountain, and the surrounding terrain. Utilizing some of the old logging roads that become Royal Gorge’s cross-country ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A pleasant walk through the woods leads to a fine vista of Devils Peak, Snow Mountain, and the surrounding terrain. Utilizing ...

  • Palisade Creek Trail

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Most hikers prefer attacking a steep elevation gain at the beginning of a trip rather than at the end when they may be tired and spent, but the Palisade Creek Trail defies the norm by starting ...
    •  7 to 9 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Most hikers prefer attacking a steep elevation gain at the beginning of a trip rather than at the end when they may be tired ...

  • Soda Springs Waterfalls

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Skiing and snowboarding are huge in Soda Springs, and for good reason. The area is blessed with generous amounts of powder most winters, providing a great environment for the ski resorts. That ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Skiing and snowboarding are huge in Soda Springs, and for good reason. The area is blessed with generous amounts of powder ...

  • Washington Waterfalls

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    Even though the business ended well over a hundred years ago, the tiny town of Washington still shows the scars of hydraulic mining. It may be tempting to take a closer look at the old shafts ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Even though the business ended well over a hundred years ago, the tiny town of Washington still shows the scars of hydraulic ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail: Donner Pass to Squaw Valley

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    This section of the Pacific Crest Trail lives up to its name, offering some of the finest views in the Tahoe area from a several-mile stretch of trail that stays on or near the actual crest of ...
    •  8 to 10 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of the Pacific Crest Trail lives up to its name, offering some of the finest views in the Tahoe area from a ...

  • Mount Judah Loop

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    With minimal effort, hikers can reach some of the grandest views available in the northern Tahoe Sierra, via the 4.6-mile Mt. Judah Loop. The rugged terrain around Donner Pass is impressive, ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    With minimal effort, hikers can reach some of the grandest views available in the northern Tahoe Sierra, via the 4.6-mile ...

  • Loch Leven Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    The Loch Leven Lakes provide hikers itching for summer an early-season opportunity to reach a trio of picturesque lakes nestled into a granite basin. A pleasant side trip to Salmon Lake increases ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Loch Leven Lakes provide hikers itching for summer an early-season opportunity to reach a trio of picturesque lakes nestled ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail Traverse

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    A different sort of adventure from the other peaks in this book: a Pacific Crest Trail traverse from Donner Pass (Old Donner Summit) to Squaw Valley. An excellent trail run, (round trip is 50 ...
    •  15.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A different sort of adventure from the other peaks in this book: a Pacific Crest Trail traverse from Donner Pass (Old Donner ...

  • Castle Peak

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    A dramatic volcanic summit just north of Interstate 80 and west of Donner Summit, on the way to the high country from the Sacramento Valley— a worthwhile goal in itself, and also a good warm-up ...
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A dramatic volcanic summit just north of Interstate 80 and west of Donner Summit, on the way to the high country from the ...