Green Valley Trail

Tahoe National Forest, California

Distance3.0mi
Elevation Gain2,645ft
Trailhead Elevation4,083ft
Top4,093ft
Elevation Min/Max1839/4093ft
Elevation Start/End4083/4083ft
Green Valley Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 4,083 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,645 feet. This trail connects with the following: Giant Gap Road.

Green Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trail is steep to the river about 1,800 feet of elevation loss in only 2.5 miles and is, for much of the route, one big vista point. Dense foothill forest near the river, combined with old trails, makes for some confusing terrain. Prepare for this hike by poring over the available maps in advance. The dirt-and-duff trail can be difficult to follow right out of the gate, as the leaf matter filling the well-worn path obscures the tight switchbacks. Under cover of black oak and manzanita, plus ponderosa and foothill pine, you hike just shy of 300 yards, whereupon you won’t be able to resist your first vista of the North Fork’s upriver canyon and beyond to the Sierra Nevada."

Green Valley Trail Reviews

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5/31/2009
This was more like a trail through the overgrown backyards of the rich and famous. I did not appreciate viewing upon pools, mini golf courses, and elaborately over maintained backyards. The trail was also poorly tended. At one point the trail completely disappeared into neck deep weeds. It was no fun at all, especially with the threat of rattlesnakes and ticks lurking beneath the overgrown brush.
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