Wild Plum Loop

Sierra City, California

Wild Plum Loop Professional Review and Guide

"The short distance of the Wild Plum Loop, combined with the relatively low elevation, provides hikers with an early-season opportunity to ply their craft and get in shape while awaiting the disappearance of winter’s mantle higher up in the mountains.

Spring has the additional bonus of a fine display of wildflowers. Fall, with its mild temperatures, is an equally pleasant time to enjoy the diverse habitats found on this trip. Even during the hot summer, the abundant shade along the loop makes for tolerable conditions. No matter what the season, hikers will be treated to several fine vistas of Sierra Buttes and the deep canyon of the North Fork of the Yuba River."

Wild Plum Loop Reviews

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The wife and I hike this trail several times a year when we stay at the campground. Spring time gives way to many different types of wildflowers. This is a easy to moderate trail, Trail is best hiked in a counter clock direction do to the terrain from the Pacific crest Trail back to the campground and it is only in one section just off the Pacific Trail intersection, the waterfall is a little hard to find for those who never been to this area, but worth it if you fallow the creek

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Trail Information

Sierra City
Nearby City
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 to 2 hours
Best ;ate April through mid-November
Tahoe National Forest at 530-994-3401, www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe
Local Contacts
USFS Lakes Basin, Sierra Buttes, and Plumas-Eureka State Park Recreation Guide
Local Maps