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Breathtaking views, worth the uphill battle! At the top you can see lakes left and right. The hike was strenuous, but there were plenty of places to rest and take a lunch break. We started our hike later in the day (not on purpose) around noon, and got back to the car right as the sunset. I would suggest starting earlier in the day so you're not running downhill to catch the rest of daylight!
This was our first big hike back in August I suggest leaving early in the morning. We made it in 5 hours 15 minutes and we stopped enjoyed the views and had lunch. It's definitely worth the trip. The highlight of our trip to Tahoe. We will do it again next time we are here.
Great trail for a short out and back adventure. Fantastic views of Echo Lake and Tallac from the ridge and all but the last 400 feet are moderately easy. Started at the Sno-Park and at the avalanche sign, headed into the woods. We programmed the peak coordinates into the gps and just headed straight up through the trees. Easy Peasy! It had rained the day before, so the snow was very icy.