Soda Springs

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92 mi 147 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 13 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Camping & Lodging

Clair Tappaan Lodge is a historic, rustic mountain lodge nestled in the woods near Lake Tahoe, California. With accommodations for up to 145 guests, our lodge is the perfect home base for year-round recreation and relaxation in the Sierra Nevada. The friendly, casual atmosphere, proximity to endless outdoor recreation opportunities and affordable nightly rates make Clair Tappaan the perfect rustic getaway to the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet on historic Donner Summit, the Lodge is a charming spot from which to explore the riches of the Sierra Nevada. The area receives the highest average snowfall of the entire Sierra Nevada range, making the Lodge a favorite amongst cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

A network of nearby trails offers miles of hiking and provides access to fishing streams, remote meadows and peaks, and crystal clear lakes. The well-known Pacific Crest Trail is only a mile away and can be reached right out the back door of the lodge. The Donner Summit area is great for both road and mountain biking and is also widely known as a rock climbers’ mecca.

For those who are really adventurous, the Lodge is a great starting point for a multi-day trek to one of the four backcountry warming huts in the region. If you want to explore the mountains in the winter but don’t want to dig a snow cave or carry a tent, our backcountry huts may be perfect for you.

For more information, see the website.

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Donner Lake Kitchen Donner Lake Kitchen returns to Truckee after being gone for four years! We are so happy and thrilled to be back serving breakfast & lunch all day, every day!
Smokey's Kitchen It's the only BBQ game in town and it hits the spot when you're craving it but not great bbq.
Bill's Rotisserie Amazing tri tip burritos best enjoyed with a beer on the slopes
Taco Station Tacos Mexicanos are excellent! Carne Asada they use is cooked perfectly
Village Pizzeria Get the garlic chips. Just do it. And be changed forever.
Tacos Jalisco Order a Wet Burrito = AMAZING
Panda Express The fried rice has huge chunks of egg in it, a pleasant surprise.
Truckee Bagel Company don't forget about the original location on Deerfield Rd...better parking than safeway!
PlumpJack Cafe The halibut is really good...
Wildflour Chocolate chip cookies are the best I've ever had
Soupa spinach blue cheese soup omfg. oh and a cheddar grilled cheese, please!
Six Peaks Grille Their Sunday brunch is a thing of beauty.
Manzanita Terrace Just outstanding. Do not miss.
Zephyr Lodge at Northstar Get a large salad at the salad bar for $11.80 with your season pass discount. Pile it on big time and split it with a friend - you'll be full...
5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee CA — (530) 562-2267
Schaeffer's Camp Now with WiFi!
Northstar, Truckee CA — (530) 562-2512
The Lodge at Big Springs Chilly Pepper's has pretty good Mexican food.
3001 Northstar Dr, Truckee CA — (530) 562-2466
Rosie's Cafe Order the Zucchini loaf. Just like moms, and en entire loaf for $6!

Areas Within Soda Springs

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Truckee, CA
7.8 mi 12.5 km Truckee, CA
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8.2 mi 13.2 km Truckee, CA
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#3 Castle Peak Trail
Truckee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Truckee, CA
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees: Trailhead is just off the road. The gate is closed due to downed trees. Patches of snow as of 7/9, so hiking road is faster.
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Truckee, CA
39.1 mi 62.9 km Truckee, CA
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1.3 mi 2.1 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
9.2 mi 14.8 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km Truckee, CA
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Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - I did this hike on 7/9/17. The creek crossing in the first 1/4th of the hike is pretty deep, above my knees (I'm 5'...
74 days ago
5.2 mi 8.3 km
#8 Warren Lake Trail
Truckee, CA
5.2 mi 8.3 km Truckee, CA
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Snowy, Icy - Too much snow to even stay on the trail. The only reason I am able to stay on the right course is with my phone.
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1.7 mi 2.7 km
#9 Bogus Basin Trail
Truckee, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Truckee, CA
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#12 Reindeer Trail
Truckee, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km Truckee, CA
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#13 Castle Pass Trail
Truckee, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.3 mi 2.0 km Truckee, CA
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#15 Switchback Trail
Truckee, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km Truckee, CA
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#17 Big Ben Trail
Truckee, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km Truckee, CA
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#19 Palisade Trail
Truckee, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.5 mi 2.5 km Truckee, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km Truckee, CA
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