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Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park

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Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park

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  • Entrance to the 1960 Winter Olympic Biathlon. - Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Entrance to the 1960 Winter Olympic Biathlon.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Trailhead near the parking lot.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue diamond trail marker.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Hike through the General Creek Campgroud.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Skiers on the Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Blue Trail at Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Jogger on the Blue Trail in Sugar Pine Point State Park.- Blue Trail Snowshoe in Sugar Pine Point State Park
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Pros: 
Short, easy hike.
Cons: 
Campground scenery.
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Region:
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Groomed trail: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
75.00 ft (22.86 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter
Total Distance: 
2.10 mi (3.38 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,252.00 ft (1,905.61 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Following the road that takes you through General Creek Campground, the Blue Trail is the gateway to the historic Red and Green trails of the 1960 Winter Olympic Biathlon. Blue diamonds nailed to pine trees mark your path through this 2.1-mile loop. Just follow the diamonds to stay on course.

Blue Trail is fairly flat and easy going, which makes it an ideal trail for all skill levels. Midway through the loop you'll find the trailhead for the Red Trail, which marks the start of the 1960 Olympic Biathlon. Shortly after this trail connection the path deviates into the forest and away from the campground, eventually connecting back to the starting point.

All winter trails at Sugar Pine Point are available for cross-country skiing, as well, and the park asks that snowshoers give skiers right-of-way and avoid walking in the established ski tracks. If you plan on exploring more of Sugar Pine, check out the Yellow and Orange trails as well.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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