Nevada City, Calif. July 14, 2021 — This is one of our favorite times of the year, National Forest Week! National Forest Week is an annual celebration of our incredible National Forest System and all that it offers. It happens each year during the second full week of July.
To celebrate #NationalForestWeek in the Tahoe National Forest, we’re revealing some of our beautiful but under-utilized trails, campgrounds, and recreation sites. Keep reading if you’d like to beat the crowds and explore some new locations across the Tahoe National Forest.
Mt. Lola Trail: One of the gems of the Northern Sierra, the Mt. Lola trail takes intrepid hikers past wildflowers to the highest point on the Tahoe National Forest. Expect views of the Coast Range on the horizon, the Sierra Buttes in the middle ground, and White Rock and Independence Lake immediately below you. Other uncrowded trails and campgrounds in the area:
Bear Valley Campground (no fee)
Sagehen Creek Campground (no fee)
Lake of the Woods Campground (no fee)
Forest City Trail Network (follow the link and scroll down the left side to the Forest City Trail network): The Forest Trails Alliance has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to build a network of trails surrounding Forest City, a Historical District. The trails follow old mining trails, mining ditches, and include vista overlooks. Built for mountain biking and designed for fun, these trails have banked corners, lots of switchbacks, and alternate loops features for the more advanced riders. Intermediate to advanced riders will enjoy these trails. Other uncrowded trails in the area:
South Yuba Trail (downstream of the Town of Washington)
Big Trees Nature Trail: Another secret, walk through the northern most grove of Giant Sequoias in the Sierra. The Big Tres Nature Trail is a great family outing –a half-mile loop through the grove with a shady picnic area nearby. Other uncrowded trails in the area:
Grouse Falls Overlook Trail
Little Bald Mountain Trail
Euchre Bar Trail
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