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Recommended Routes in Plumas National Forest - 2

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Favorite Young America Lake (front), Upper Sardine Lake (middle), and Lower Sardine Lake (back)
Intermediate/Difficult

Sierra Buttes

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,494' Up 455.26 m Up 1,493' Down 454.95 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite Sierra Buttes from the summit of Mount Elwell
Difficult

Mt. Elwell loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,856' Up 565.63 m Up 1,857' Down 566.1 m Down

Clio, CA

Plumas National Forest Hiking

  • 371 Miles 597 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 29 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Plumas National Forest - 44

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5.3 mi 8.5 km #1Gold Valley Rim Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #2Mount Hough 8
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
2.8 mi 4.4 km #3Monument Peak Trail
Intermediate
Quincy, CA
Intermediate
Quincy, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4Spanish Ridge Trail
Difficult
East Quincy, CA
Difficult
East Quincy, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Sierra Buttes Trail #12E07
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #6Upper Mills Peak Trail
Intermediate
Portola, CA
Intermediate
Portola, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #7Smith Creek Trail
Difficult
Clio, CA
Difficult
Clio, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #8Butcher Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.7 km #9Big Boulder
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Tollgate Trail
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA
Intermediate
East Quincy, CA

Photos of Plumas National Forest - 44

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Young America Lake (front), Upper Sardine Lake (middle), and Lower Sardine Lake (back)
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Indian Creek Falls.
Mar 29, 2022 near Greenville, CA
Young America Lake is surrounded by steep, rocky spires
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Stone steps descend the last bit of trail before reaching the creek's edge.
Mar 31, 2022 near Greenville, CA
A wooden bench and interpretive sign appear at the first view of Indian Creek Falls.
Mar 31, 2022 near Greenville, CA
An easy walk down the forested dirt path descending toward the creek.
Mar 31, 2022 near Greenville, CA
Far reaching views from Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Lower Sardine Lake from the ascent up Sierra Buttes
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA