Echo Lakes Trail

MODERATE 170 reviews

Echo Lakes Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

About 3.5 hours out and back

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15 days ago

15 days ago

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16 days ago

Perfect day packing trip. amazing views throughout hike and the trail is nicely groomed.

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22 days ago

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25 days ago

Took this trail in the late afternoon to the fork between the two lakes, pretty level the whole way, but easy to get off the path. Nice cabins you can view along the way.

26 days ago

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1 month ago

Today is the perfect day for hiking, sunny and cool enough. Everything just is perfect.

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1 month ago

Entered at Echo Lake and exited at Eagle Falls/Emerald Bay over five days and it was spectacular. Lake access and views every night from Lake Aloha to Gilmore Lake to Dick's Lake. This was a section of the TRT and the PCT that I would recommend all day long. Great midweek trek long after the PCT'ers were gone so we had a good bit of the real estate to ourselves. Dick's Pass had plenty of snow as did the lake and elevations over 8k. No fires in the Desolation Wilderness was the only bummer.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous views of the lakes, we did the extra 2 miles or so to Tamarack. Easy hike, but not much shade so it gets hot! Parking is a shit show. Cute little community of cabins all around the lake, love it!

1 month ago

Love this walk. Beautiful view of the lake and a great little boat ride back if you choose!

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1 month ago