Generally non-motorized trails are open, but may be inaccessible due to late season snow and other factors.
Below 5000’: Trails have not been cleared. Expect down trees and muddy conditions on trails below in this elevation. This applies to:
• Pioneer Trail
• Bullards Bar Trail Complex
• Joshua M. Hardt Memorial Trail
• North and South Yuba Trail
• Dascombe Trail Complex
• Western States Trail
5,000’ -6,000’: Trails have not been cleared. Expect down trees, muddy conditions, and patches of moderate to heavy snow on trails in this elevation. This applies to:
• Blue Lake Trail
• Spaulding Lake Trail
• Forest City Trail Complex
6,000’ to 7,000’: Trails have not been cleared. Expect down trees and moderate to heavy snow on trails in this elevation. This applies to:
• Hole in the Ground Trail
• Loch Leven Trail
• Castle Valley Loop Trail
• Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail
• Loyalton/Boca Railroad Trail
• Deer Creek Trail
Above 7,000’: Trails have not been cleared. Expect down trees and heavy snow in this elevation. This applies to:
• Mt. Lola Trail
• Mount Judah Loop
• Granite Chief Trail
• Pacific Crest Trail
• French Lake Trail
The Tahoe National Forest has closed all developed recreation sites excluding trails, trailheads and specific picnic areas, boat launches, and staging areas that function as trailheads for dispersed recreation activities. All toilet facilities have been closed and all trash removal has been suspended, even if the trailhead remains open. While these specific areas remain open for use, the Tahoe National Forest recommends exercising close to your home and complying with local and state guidance for not traveling for your recreation needs.
If you do plan on recreating locally on the Tahoe National Forest please be aware that:
• No trash removal is currently offered –please pack out all trash and waste.
• All toilet facilities are currently closed –please plan accordingly.
• Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited. High-risk activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided.
• If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location.
Please keep health, safety and the environment in mind if visiting the Tahoe National Forest. Your personal responsibility is critical to ensuring public safety and preventing further restrictions.
For complete list of open/closed campsites, boat launches, trailheads, CLICK HERE.