nature trips




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wild flowers

very nice hike.

Luckily, we had perfect weather--not a cloud in the sky and cool to start. Enjoyed the climb to the lakes where we stopped for lunch. Highly recommended.

20 days ago

Lots of diversity on the trail. Elevation gains not steep. You must take the time to get to Crag Lake it is beautiful. Best hike of our Tahoe experience

The trail is very close to the park camping site so you can hiking there when you go camping in the park. The trail is pretty flat with shade in the summer. Good trail. I like it.

Had a great time! Trail was well marked! Loved the lily pad pond at the end.

Beautiful hike. The trail starts with a nice mile of no elevation change for a warmup. Then its pretty much all uphill to the lakes. Its a good mix of exposed and covered. Also a good mixture of different types of areas. You have the dry rocky, the wet flowery, meadows, forest etc. Desolation is one of my favorite areas!

Nice mellow weekend backpacking trip. Set up camp at Crag Lake up the ridge overlooking the lake. A little thunder in the distance and a few drops of rain, but otherwise the weather was perfect.

This was a lovely first backpacking experience for my friends and me (August 5-6)! The hike to Crag Lake took us ~3 hours but the way back was more like 2 hours. A lot of the way there is uphill, but it was totally manageable, especially because it wasn't too hot on the day we were hiking there. Crag Lake is so beautiful and we pretty much had the place to ourselves! We found a beautiful spot to pitch our tent right on the lake. We enjoyed hiking a little further on the trail without our packs to come to Hidden Lake, which was also very serene. It wasn't quite hot enough that we wanted to swim in the lakes but if it was warmer we would've!

The parking lot at the trailhead is small, but there is plenty of street parking available!