Grouse Ridge Trail

#27 of 125 trails in Tahoe National Forest
Grouse Ridge Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Soda Springs, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

10.6 miles 1686 feet Out & Back
kid friendly birding hiking mountain biking nature trips walking forest lake views wild flowers
Hide Map

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
6 months ago

35 Completed10 Reviews

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

Jen D.
1 year ago

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.