Best Snowshoeing in California

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in California. Use this list to plan your next California snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Mount Tallac Trail

    16 Reviews

    Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA

    Mount Tallac Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 6,428 feet altitude. ...
    •  4.7 miles

    Mount Tallac Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe Basin ...

  • #2 Loch Leven Lakes Trail

    13 Reviews

    Tahoe National Forest, CA

    Loch Leven Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 5,795 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  3.6 miles

    Loch Leven Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 3.6 miles ...

  • #3 Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

    1 Reviews

    Norden, CA

    Sugar Bowl Ski Resort was a dream that came true for two Austrian immigrants, Bill Klein and Hannes Schroll. Schroll, Director of the Badger Pass Ski School in Yosemite in the 1930s, wasn't convinced ...
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    Sugar Bowl Ski Resort was a dream that came true for two Austrian immigrants, Bill Klein and Hannes Schroll. Schroll, Director ...

  • #4 Sequoia Ski Touring Area

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    In 1890, several years after John Muir witnessed and reported on the destruction of the Sequoia groves, President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill that established Sequoia National Park. It ...
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    In 1890, several years after John Muir witnessed and reported on the destruction of the Sequoia groves, President Benjamin ...

  • #5 Montecito-Sequoia Resort Cross-Country Ski and Winter Sports Area

    1 Reviews

    Pinehurst, CA

    Cross a destination mountain resort with a scout camp, add a generous dash of church social, and you’ll have an idea of what Montecito-Sequoia Resort is all about. If you’ve ever wanted the chance ...
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    Cross a destination mountain resort with a scout camp, add a generous dash of church social, and you’ll have an idea of what ...

  • #6 Eagle Lake Trail

    3 Reviews

    Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA

    Eagle Lake Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 6,577 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  0.2 miles

    Eagle Lake Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is ...

  • #7 Badger Pass Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Mariposa, CA

    When the Yosemite Park and Curry Company established the Yosemite Winter Club in 1928, the immediate result was the creation of a small ski hill and ski jump near Tenaya Creek Bridge. After the ...
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    When the Yosemite Park and Curry Company established the Yosemite Winter Club in 1928, the immediate result was the creation ...

  • #8 Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Kirkwood, CA

    Voted one of the top ten ski resorts in North America, sporting the best Tahoe powder, and the highest base elevation in California, Kirkwood offers some of the best vertical and freeride terrain ...
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    Voted one of the top ten ski resorts in North America, sporting the best Tahoe powder, and the highest base elevation in ...

  • #9 Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    Spanning Mount Pluto (El. 8,610 feet) and nearby sub-summit Lookout Mountain, Northstar-at-Tahoe is a true family resort. Most of the runs are groomed, there are terrain and terrain parks to ...
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    Spanning Mount Pluto (El. 8,610 feet) and nearby sub-summit Lookout Mountain, Northstar-at-Tahoe is a true family resort. ...

  • #10 Castle Peak Trail

    4 Reviews

    Tahoe National Forest, CA

    Castle Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Nevada County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 7,961 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Castle Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Nevada County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 1.4 miles long ...

  • #11 Nanny Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Here’s a peaceful route deep into a dark forest that features a few clearings for long-distance views to the south, gigantic rock outcrops often topped with snow, and swift Nanny Creek, a scenic ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
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    Here’s a peaceful route deep into a dark forest that features a few clearings for long-distance views to the south, gigantic ...

  • #12 Bear Valley Cross-Country Ski Area

    0 Reviews

    Bear Valley, CA

    Located in Bear Valley Village, Bear Valley Cross-country & Adventure Company (BVCC) offers 45 miles of groomed trails and an ample opportunity for off-piste ski touring. Owner Paul Petersen ...
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    Located in Bear Valley Village, Bear Valley Cross-country & Adventure Company (BVCC) offers 45 miles of groomed trails and ...

  • #13 Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort

    1 Reviews

    Bear Valley, CA

    Maury Rasmussen, primary force behind Bear Valley, was an intrepid, do-anything, retired aircraft mechanic who developed a portable sawmill for his Calaveras County lumber business. Approached ...
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    Maury Rasmussen, primary force behind Bear Valley, was an intrepid, do-anything, retired aircraft mechanic who developed ...

  • #14 McCloud River Waterfalls Trail

    1 Reviews

    McCloud, CA

    This trio of robust waterfalls, when surrounded by a blanket of snow, seems extra special and photogenic. Tune into a wild river that teases you with the first waterfall, entices you with the ...
    •  3–4 hours
    •  3.2 miles
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    This trio of robust waterfalls, when surrounded by a blanket of snow, seems extra special and photogenic. Tune into a wild ...

  • #15 Cedar Pass Snow Park Ski Area

    0 Reviews

    Alturas, CA

    Located in the remote northeast kingdom of California is the two million-acre Modoc National Forest. Originally home to the Modoc, Northern Paiute, and Achomawi Native American tribes, the land ...
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    Located in the remote northeast kingdom of California is the two million-acre Modoc National Forest. Originally home to the ...

  • #16 Becker Peak Trail

    2 Reviews

    South Lake Tahoe, CA

    Little-known Becker Peak is an ideally situated hub offering a vantage point for admiring several Desolation Wilderness place names from a refreshingly unique viewpoint. From this impressive ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  3.4 miles
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    Little-known Becker Peak is an ideally situated hub offering a vantage point for admiring several Desolation Wilderness place ...

  • #17 Soda Springs Winter Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    Big fun, small price is the Soda Springs motto. Known as California’s largest snow tubing resort, Soda Springs is also the first Tahoe region ski area reached from the west. Sister area to Boreal ...
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    Big fun, small price is the Soda Springs motto. Known as California’s largest snow tubing resort, Soda Springs is also the ...

  • #18 Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Tahoe City, CA

    Alpine Meadows rests on the southeast edge of the 1.2 million-acre Tahoe National Forest. Elevations climb from around 1,500 feet in the western foothills to more than 9,000 feet at the Sierra ...
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    Alpine Meadows rests on the southeast edge of the 1.2 million-acre Tahoe National Forest. Elevations climb from around 1,500 ...

  • #19 Dodge Ridge Wintersports Ski Area

    0 Reviews

    Pinecrest, CA

    Dodge Ridge sits on the edge of the million-acre Stanislaus National Forest, one of the oldest national forests in the country, home to the Merced and Tuolumne rivers and to the Carson-Iceberg, ...
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    Dodge Ridge sits on the edge of the million-acre Stanislaus National Forest, one of the oldest national forests in the country, ...

  • #20 Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort

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    Twin Bridges, CA

    Resort founder Vern Sprock dreamed of living in the mountains and operating a resort. He settled near Echo Summit in the El Dorado National Forest and in 1946 bought into a “little ski area” ...
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    Resort founder Vern Sprock dreamed of living in the mountains and operating a resort. He settled near Echo Summit in the ...