Round Valley Lake Nature Trail

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 20 min
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

If you and your pup are looking for a short hike near Greenville, California, your search is over. Pack up your pup and head to the Round Valley Lake Nature Trail which is part of the Plumas National Forest. You won’t be disappointed.

You can pick up the trailhead for this pawtastic hike at Round Valley Lake on Round Valley Road. Your journey will begin just off the parking lot which makes this hike very convenient. The trail is one mile in length and is suitable for all pup-abilities. Other names for this area are Bidwell Lake or Round Valley Reservoir.

This loop around the perimeter of the water allows you some quiet time together as you walk this paved and natural-surface path. Lots of small wildlife can be seen as you meander along the landscaped grounds around the lake. It is rated as easy to moderate, with just a small incline when you are treated to the portion of the trail that shortly juts into the surrounded forest. Any fitness-level pup will have a great time here.

Many locals and visitors frequent the area which is known for its superb birdwatching. Over 100 species of birds live in and around the lake, so don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera! There is a seasonal campground if you and your pup would like to extend your stay, and the fishing is top-notch here. Why not pack your pole and try your hand at catching the big one!

Restrooms and drinking fountains can be found near the parking lot, park entrance and campground. Please keep your furry friend on leash throughout your visit and hike, and please keep this trail pup-friendly by cleaning up after them.

The Round Valley Lake Nature Trail is a gem in the Greenville, California area. Check it out today!

Trail Features
Forest, Easy Incline, Muddy, Lake
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The forested part of the trail can become quite muddy during the rainy season. Take precaution with your footing so you do not slip.
Address
Round Valley Rd
Greenville, CA 95947
Hours
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Address
Round Valley Rd
Greenville, CA 95947
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset