Tahoe National Forest
Mileage: 1 3/4 miles one-way
Elevation: 6,650 to 8,050 feet
Use Level: Light
Topographic Map: Granite Chief 7.5'
Access: Take Forest Road 48 to Greyhorse Road (the intersection is about halfway between French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs). Follow Greyhorse Road approximately 6 miles to where the road makes a sharp right hand turn crossing Greyhorse Creek. The trail is to the left of the road at curve.
Trail Description: Shanks Cove Trail is often used as a gateway to the Granite Chief Wilderness and the trails along the crest of the Sierras, including the Pacific Crest Trail. Although not well maintained, this trail is suitable for hiking or horseback riding and offers some exceptional views. Parts of the trail involve steep sideslopes with switch backs.
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Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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