Echo Summit to Meiss Meadow Loop

HARD 2 reviews

Echo Summit to Meiss Meadow Loop is a 27.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
27.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

lake

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

no shade

no dogs

25 days ago

Great trail!! The wildflowers were waist deep and incredible!

6 months ago

My husband and I completed this hike in two days- creating a little back packing adventure out of it. We did this trail in Oct. 2016. The hike was fairly easy (for the most part) with various scrambling sections over a few rocks. There were patches of snow in shaded spots but we mostly hiked along the mountain ridge and through several meadows. Take plenty of water!!! The altitude can really get to you if you aren't used to it.

We camped in Meiss Meadow along Meiss cabins and continued on the following day back to Echo Summit. I'd say the hardest part was Hawley Grade. It was a steep climb back to Echo Summit.