Photos of Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay via Tahoe Yosemite Trail

Distance: 16.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,241 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly




bird watching






6 days ago

This hike was amazing! I grew up on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe but never took the opportunity to get out in Desolation Wilderness, until now. My husband and I are training for a 22 mile hike out in Yosemite and decided this would be a great training hike. The trail had spots of frozen ground/ice but not enough to be concerned about. We started at 7 am (30 degrees) at the Meeks Bay TH and continued all the way to Eagle Falls/Lake TH. All said and done it took 8 hours and 18.2 miles at a fast pace. We stopped many times for only a few minutes a piece, stopping for a 20 min lunch break. We spotted bear tracks and scat but no bears. We did see several deer though. We also saw signs stating a permit is required to be out in Desolation.

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