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 18th most popular snowmobile trail of all 31 snowmobiling rides in California.