hiking forest views wildlife lake wild flowers camping backpacking trail running kid friendly walking dogs on leash river waterfall Reviews (226)Photos (704)Recordings (135)Monkie S. on Island and Twin Lakes2 days agoexcellent half day hike where any levels and age can enjoyMichael Turner on Island and Twin Lakes4 days agoAlex Gold on Eagle Lake Trail4 days agohikingGreat hike with great viewsMichael Shewmaker on Pyramid Peak via Lyons Cr...7 days agohikingLet me preface this by saying this is NOT a hike for the timid. After 5.25-mi hike to Sylvia, there's just 1-mi separating you from the summit, but about another 2,000' of elevation to gain. The trail peters out after Sylvia, and from that point on you're on your own to find a way up to the summit. SummitPost has the scramble up the West Ridge rated as Class 2. I will say that this is one of the longer, and steeper scrambles that I've ever done in the Tahoe area. After topping out on the West Ridge, there is a faint trail leading up to the final scramble to the summit. The view from the summit is highly rewarding and definitely worth the effort, but be mindful that the descent is equally as challenging as the ascent. In total the hike took about 7 hours.Kyle Bulleit on Eagle Lake Trail7 days agohikingEagle lake is incredible, a tucked away lake in the mountains. You can park at the Emerald Bay parking lot ($10) or Eagle Lake parking lot ($5). Parking fills up by 9:30 am so get there early! A bit strenuous at times for novice hikers, but definitely worth it. Bring a bathing suit and if you're up for it swim to the rock island in the middle of the lake!Bill Tucker on Eagle Lake Trail8 days agohikingThis is a GREAT, accessible hike for people of all ages.Christine Mahoney on Eagle Lake Trail9 days agoGood hike. Fabulous views of Lake Tahoe and eagle lake. Even had 9 year old, saw younger kids. Would do it again!Steve McEfee on Eagle Lake Trail9 days agohikingPretty crowded, so It was hard to find parking, but the views are amazing.Michael McKeon on Granite Lake, Dick's Lake...15 days agobackpackingTook our time and split this into 3 days for a very enjoyable trip. Slept at middle Velma and Dicks while stopping to swim at the 6 lakes along the way. Desolate, but beautifulMichael McKeon on Eagle Lake Trail15 days agobackpackingStopped here on the way to dicks lake and the water is perfect. Go from 12-5 to enjoy the best water temperatures and least mosquitos.Christina Taylor on Lake Aloha Trail17 days agoAwesome hike to catch 3 lakes in 15 miles. Walking on the rock trail after Echo is challenging because you've got to keep you'd eyes on the trail at all times so you don't trip or stub your toes, but so worth it. We did a day hike, I'll make it an overnight trip next time.