Echo Lakes Trail

MODERATE 146 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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17 days ago

It's on the easy side of moderate, partly shady, and absolutely beautiful! We arrived about 8:30 am today - Sunday - and the parking areas were pretty packed.

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27 days ago

Hiked to Upper and Lower lakes. Arrived about 10 am on a Tuesday and parking lot and road sides were full. Very popular place but the trail was not overly crowded. Beautiful snow-free hike and a great spot to cool off

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29 days ago

July 12. A beautiful high Sierra hike! Magnificent mountain and lake views, old grove trees, manzanita and wild flowers! Nice areas to swim off of the rocks, but you will have to go off trail. Take plenty of water, sunscreen and insect repellent if you want to hang out in the shade. A "plan B" option is to take the water taxi on the return from the west end of the lower lake, check with the marina for more details.

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1 month ago

Best hike yet! Views of echo lake the whole hike. Great for families and pets. The 2.5 mile hike takes you to a boat taxi that will take you back to the trailhead or you can simply turn around at that point and go back totaling your hike at 5 miles. Pet friendly. Will do again!

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