Soda Springs, CA Trails and Parks

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 most popular trails are PCT: Donner Pass to Squaw Valley, Soda Springs Waterfalls and Palisade Creek Trail. Trails.com member Martin V. recently completed Castle Peak Trail.
  • Loch Leven LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 into a granite ...

  • Castle PeakView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding  
    •  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 the area’s popularity. ...

  • Hole-in-the-Ground Loop TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 to sweeping views of ...

  • Mount Judah LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 Mt. Judah Loop. The ...

  • Castle Peak TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Snowshoeing  
    •  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 views and spend ...

  • Mt.Judah LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 Mt. Judah Loop. The ...

  • Palisade Creek TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 and spent, but the ...

  • Loch Leven Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Snowshoeing  
    •  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. The photo opportunities ...

  • PCT: Donner Pass to Squaw ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 several-mile stretch ...

  • Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski ResortView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Ski Resorts  
    •  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 grooming fleet. ...

  • Hiking the Tahoe Basin: Donner Pass to Lake TahoeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 shimmering in the ...

  • Castle Valley to Round Valley TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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, which usually ...

  • Andesite Peak TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Snowshoeing  
    •  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 Tahoe region. Your ...

  • Donner Pass to Squaw ValleyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 Pass and Squaw Valley ...

  • Mount Judah LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 to the highway; ...

  • Summit Valley History TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 in 1976 due to fears ...

  • Point MariahView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 the Royal Gorge of ...

  • Lyle’s Lookout TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 some of the old ...

  • Soda Springs WaterfallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Emigrant Gap WaterfallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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. Once you leave the ...

  • Washington WaterfallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 mining. It may be ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail: Donner Pass to Squaw ValleyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    •  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 several-mile stretch ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail TraverseView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Climbing  
    •  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 Summit) to Squaw ...

  • Castle PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Soda Springs, CA

    • Climbing  
    •  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 Sacramento Valley— ...