Eagle Falls to Lake Schmidell and Lake Louis

HARD 1 reviews
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Eagle Falls to Lake Schmidell and Lake Louis is a 19.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tahoma, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

no shade

1 month ago

Very very long day hike. If you do this you will be the only one out there who didn’t camp out there.

I came in via bayview for the softer terrain and to avoid the tourist madness. This adds a few miles. I skipped the last loop and turned back after schmidell lake. With a nice lunch at middle Velma and one 10 minute rest stop it took me 9 hours total. I’m a fit middle aged guy. Plan accordingly.

Whoever rated this moderate must have a strange sense of humor, minus one star for that. It is NOT moderate.