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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 dog-friendly 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!
From the top of the Tahoe Zephyr chair lift follow the signs to the Sunset Trail head. The Sunset trail traverses the West ridge of Mt. Pluto offering spectacular views of the Pacific Crest and the back side of Northstar.
Along the way you will come across informational vista points that describe The Northstar Habitat Management Plan, Late Seral Forests, Riparian Wildlife Areas and native bird species. This trail is a great introduction to Northstar.
• Distance: .60 miles
• Difficulty: Easy