Best Lake Basin Snowmobiling

The 20th most popular snowmobile trail in California.

  Tahoe, California, US


  July 4, 2016

Northeast of Truckee and west of Sierraville, the Lake Basin Snowmobile Trails are maintained by the California/Nevada Snowmobile Association.

The primary snowmobile sno-park is at Yuba Pass. A secondary snowmobile snopark is the Gold Lake Trailhead which is south of Graeagle off SR89.

There are several trails in the Lake Basin snowmobiling trail system:

The Gold Lake Highway is a 14 mile route accessible from Gold Lake trailhead in the north and Bassetts trailhead in the south. Known for amazing views.

The Howard Meadow route is a 6 mile trek accessing the Mills Peak Trail. The trail passes through several large meadows. Howard Creek Meadows at the end of the trail is a popular open play area.

The Haskell Peak route is a 14 mile trail from the Gold Lake Highway to the Yuba Pass trailhead.

Overall, Lake Basin is the 20th most popular snowmobile trail of all 31 snowmobiling rides in California. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby Lake Basin including Yuba Pass Winter Trails, Little Truckee Summit Winter Trails, Ebbetts Pass Area, Hope Valley Snow Park and Blackwood Canyon Sno-Park.

Local Contacts:  Plumas National Forest (530) 836-2575; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Snowmobile Assoc. (925) 681-1398; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Gray Eagle Lodge (800) 635-8778

Breakfast Restaurant:  Cafe Mohawk, Graeagle (530) 836-0901

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.61703, -120.48915

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/4/2016

ID:  16915

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