Sawmill Trail

Sawmill Trail

Northstar chairlift is dog friendly

Hiking in and around Northstar® Resort is a fun way to spend your days in the mountains. Whether you would like to ride the gondola and hike down the mountain, or hike through the Martis Valley , the views and scenery will be amazing.

The scenic chair lifts lead to trailheads where miles of tracks and loops await hikers of varying abilities.  Pack a lunch and meander through pristine forests to breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra.

Leashed dogs are welcome on all trails!

The Sawmill Lake hiking trail is a 2.3-mile round trip hike. The trailhead is located at the top of the Big Springs Gondola. From here follow the foot path located at the bottom of the Vista Chair lift South East past the Cross Country Center. From here, the trail meanders through the forest towards Sawmill Lake.

Be sure to pick up a self guided nature hike brochure at the trail head for details about local wildlife and vegetation.

• Distance: 2.3 miles
• Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
• Please remember to always pick up after your dog.
• Bring plenty of water for you and your dog, it gets warm during the summer.

Last updated on April 16, 2024.

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