The Crystal Basin hiking trails are for the most part, close to home and easy to plan for the family and or group of your friends. The seemingly unlimited resources and hiking trails will afford hiking opportunities for every skill level of hiking.
Adventures Outdoor hikes most of the Crystal Basin and Desolation Wilderness hiking trails. We start our spring hiking in the Crystal Basin Ice House, and Loon Lake areas. As weather allows, we then use the Hwy 50 corridor east towards Tahoe for our trail access and desolation wilderness hiking into Lake Sylvia, Twin Lakes, Island Lake, Grouse Lake, Pyramid Peak, Lovers Leap, Horse Tail Falls, Lake of the Woods, Heather Lake, Avalanche Lake, Pyramid Lake, Lake Aloha and more.
Hiking conditions in northern California and the weather can change at any time without warning! Be prepared for ANY situation. Hike during the week to avoid large crowds and avoid high impact areas. Leave no trace.
Hiking northern California and it's wide variety of hiking trails can keep you outdoors in the California wilderness for most of ones lifetime. Northern California is a hikers and backpackers dream, with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, countless serene alpine lakes, and mountain tops for all levels of skill and hiking experience. Check often for our scheduled day hikes in Crystal Basin and Desolation Wilderness.
Lake Aloha, Pyramid Peak, Lake of the Woods, Ropi Lake, Island Lake, Dicks Lake, Mt Tallac, Gilmore Lake, Half Moon Lake, Dicks Peak, Rubicon