Squaw Valley Bike Trail

Tahoe National Forest, California 96146

Elevation Gain91ft
Trailhead Elevation6,118ft
Elevation Min/Max6116/6189ft
Elevation Start/End6118/6118ft

Squaw Valley Bike Trail

Squaw Valley Bike Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 6,118 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 91 feet. Near the trailhead there is a post office. Along the trail there are drinking water, restrooms, parking, and a bicycle parking. This trail connects with the following: Truckee River Bike Trail.

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"Starting near one major Tahoe ski resort and ending near another, hikers along this trip will experience some beautiful scenery and perhaps a healthy dose of solitude. Away from the resorts and the extremely popular Five Lakes Basin, the middle section of this route sees limited foot traffic, despite the close proximity to population centers and the easy access.

With only a 6-mile car shuttle between trailheads, avoiding the backtracking of the typical out-and-back trip is fairly painless. Pleasant campsites near the headwaters of Middle Fork American River and along Whisky Creek make this trip well suited for a weekend backpack; several trip extensions are also possible."

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Trail Information

Tahoe National Forest
Nearby City
Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest at 530-587-3558, www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Tahoe City and Granite Chief
Local Maps

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Jul 2018