Photos of French Lake and Tollhouse Lake Loop via Beyers Lake Trail

Distance: 24.1 miles Elevation Gain: 5,150 feet Route Type: Loop

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Just got back from this trip yesterday. Arrived at Grouse Ridge on Tuesday to avoid the Labor Day crush. Hiked through beautiful Tahoe National Forest and bounced from lake to lake (visited 6 lakes total in 4 days). Camped at Baltimore Lake, Tollhouse Lake, Beyers Lakes, and also passed by French Lake, Well Lake and Meadow Lake. During the week the trails were empty and almost nobody in any of the campgrounds. On Saturday as we hiked out, saw a lot more folks setting up camp, and Grouse Ridge was overflowing by the time we returned to the car a little after noon. Great hike, great scenery, beautiful weather, some difficulty on steep and rocky trails, but otherwise a very rewarding trip! Next time, I would probably extend it about 1 day to give a little more time enjoying some of the places we passed through.

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