Echo Lake Via Pacific Crest Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Echo Lake Via Pacific Crest Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castella, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2070 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

This shouldn't be it's own listing bc the trail it shows doesn't exist beyond where the PCT branches off and you're supposed to head down to the lakes. What you have to do is follow the Seven Lakes Basin trail, which isn't obvious unless you wander around for a while. The trail listed here would take you down some steep shale non-clear paths that are dangerous at best. Better off following seven lakes basin and heading back up to echo lake.

Sunday, June 05, 2016