Grouse Ridge Trail

#30 of 220 trails in Tahoe National Forest
Grouse Ridge Trail is a 5.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Soda Springs, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from August until September.

5.3 miles 1597 feet Point to Point
hiking mountain biking lake views
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Directions from Nevada City: Travel east of Hwy. #20 for 19 miles and turn left onto Bowman Lake Road, which is four miles west of I-80 off State Hwy. #20. Travel north to the Graniteville Road, County Road #843, and bearing right. You will be following the road along Bowman Lake. After traveling 3.3 miles, turn right on Faucherie Lake Road and go 1.3 miles to the trailhead. The road is not recommended for low clearance vehicles.

Briana Ellis

19 Completed7 Reviews

Beautiful views! My 7 year old had no problem keeping up :)

Jen D.

I have done this hike several times with a youth organization I volunteer with. There are several lakes that you come across as well as many different camping grounds you can hike into. I would definitely suggest it to people to try. Just avoid the holiday weekends as it is very near Lake Tahoe and can get a bit busy.