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Hike the Echo Lake Trail

Echo Lake, California

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

5 miles

Elevation Gain

688 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

The Echo Lakes Trail is a 5 mile out and back trail in South Lake Tahoe.

The Echo Lakes Trail goes through California's Desolation Wilderness and features incredible views. This trail is rated as moderate, and is best for excited beginners or intermediate hikers. This hike takes roughly 3.5-4 hours. Dogs are allowed on trail if kept on leash. The trail is best used from April - October, but is accessible via snowshoes or cross-country skis in the winter. 

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Features

Fitness
Rock Climbing
Chillin
Camping
Snowshoeing
Backpacking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Hike the Echo Lake Trail Reviews

This trail is medium difficulty. Bring shoes that have a good tread. The lake itself is much bigger in person and during the hot summer is great for a dip after the long hike. Dog friendly.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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