Best trails in Alpine County

place United States of America

What to expect

Check out some of the best hiking, walking and backpacking routes in Alpine County, California. The Summit Lake Trail is the most popular trail. There are trails of various difficulty levels including easy, medium, and difficult. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the High Emigrant Lake via PCT and the trail with the least amount of climbing is the Sword Lake Trail. The longest trail is the East Carson River Trail at 58 km. For a shorter adventure you can try the Silvertip Campground to Lake Alpine at 1 km. Get off line access to Shelter, Water, Peak, and Campsite locations and much more with a Hiiker subscription.

Trail difficulty calculations

To understand how we calculate a trail's difficulty please check out our blog post on the subject: