Powderhorn Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest and Granite Chief Wilderness. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 6,060 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,009 feet. Near the end of the trail is a meadow.
Powderhorn Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This shuttle trip allows experienced dayhikers and backpackers to experience a sense of remoteness that’s uncommon to much of the Lake Tahoe backcountry, in the heart of Granite Chief Wilderness. Most of the trail passes alongside tumbling creeks through serene forest, at least until views of the greater Alpine Meadows area open up near trail’s end. The area within the wilderness is a lonely parcel of land where little-used trails can disappear in grassy meadows-make sure you carry a map and compass, or GPS receiver, and know how to use them."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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