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Dick's Lake Trail is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,799 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

lake

views

wildlife

backpacking
10 months ago

Spent two nights on 8/15 & 8/16. chased off a bear that wandered thru camp the first night. second night was uneventful. Trail from Glen Alpine to Dicks Lake was clear all the way. beautiful lake to camp by.

backpacking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
scramble
snow
11 months ago

Great hike. The elevation gain is considerably and the trail is overall rocky so wear appropriate footwear. Trail was in good condition. A little wet in some places from snow melt but nothing you couldn’t easily walk around. The trail at higher elevations is covered by snow in a couple of places, so poles and snow spikes are helpful. Some skeeters and other pesky insects along the way. Plenty of water sources along the way. Filter water as you feel appropriate. I used 2 liters for the whole hike. We didn’t go to Dick’s Lake but instead opted to go off trail for a fairly difficult rock level 3/4 rock scramble up to summit Dick’s Peak. Difficult scramble up to the summit but the effort and risk was well rewarded with an incredible view.

backpacking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago