Best Trails Near Echo Lake CA

Echo Lake has 9 trails in the vicinity, including 9 hiking trails and 2 for mountain biking. These trails range from 2.6 to 64.3 miles in length. The longest trail in Echo Lake is Echo Lake Resort to Interstate 80 a well-known trail measuring 64.3 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Ropi Lake, Echo Lakes to Lake Aloha and PCT: Echo Summit to Bryan Meadow. Trails.com member Dolores F. recently completed Pony Express Trail: Sierra-at-Tahoe Road to Echo Summit.

More information on the best trails in Echo Lake can be found below.
  • Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Ropi Lake

    2 Reviews

    Echo Lake, CA

    Lake of the Woods, with numerous coves, islands, and campsites, is a popular hiking destination accessible by maintained trail. The rest of Desolation Valley beyond Lake of the Woods is one ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Lake of the Woods, with numerous coves, islands, and campsites, is a popular hiking destination accessible by maintained ...

  • Echo Lakes to Lake Aloha

    1 Reviews

    Echo Lake, CA

    This section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail is one of the most popular routes into the heart of Desolation Wilderness. The relatively high-elevation start, coupled with the ability to shave ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  12.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail is one of the most popular routes into the heart of Desolation Wilderness. ...

  • Echo Lake Resort to Interstate 80

    0 Reviews

    Echo Lake, CA

    The Pacific Crest Trail coincides with the Tahoe-Yosemite Trail (17E01) through most of Desolation Wilderness, the two splitting just north of Middle Velma Lake. The PCT also coincides with the ...
    •  64.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pacific Crest Trail coincides with the Tahoe-Yosemite Trail (17E01) through most of Desolation Wilderness, the two splitting ...

  • Sayles Canyon–Bryan Meadow Loop

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    Echo Lake, CA

    Early to midsummer hikers will experience a burst of color from a bounty of wildflowers along this route that follows the Sayles Canyon and Bryan Meadow trails and a short section of the Pacific ...
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Early to midsummer hikers will experience a burst of color from a bounty of wildflowers along this route that follows the ...

  • Pony Express Trail: Sierra-at-Tahoe Road to Echo Summit

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    Echo Lake, CA

    This trip follows a section of the Pony Express National Historic Trail from Sierra-at- Tahoe Road to Echo Summit, a trail new enough not to appear on any maps. The relatively undiscovered route ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip follows a section of the Pony Express National Historic Trail from Sierra-at- Tahoe Road to Echo Summit, a trail ...

  • PCT: Echo Summit to Bryan Meadow

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    Echo Lake, CA

    This trip follows a seldom-used section of the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails. What little traffic this section does receive, other than from through-hikers bound for Canada, is from day-trippers ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip follows a seldom-used section of the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails. What little traffic this section does ...

  • Echo Lakes to Tamarack, Ralston and Cagwin Lakes

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    Echo Lake, CA

    With a boat ride on Echo Lakes Chalet’s water taxi across Lower and Upper Echo lakes, you can easily access a cozy basin holding three delightful lakes tucked into the southeast corner of Desolation ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    With a boat ride on Echo Lakes Chalet’s water taxi across Lower and Upper Echo lakes, you can easily access a cozy basin ...

  • Becker Peak

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    Echo Lake, CA

    Although the distance is short, this trip requires navigating along a mostly cross-country route to the base of some summit rocks, and some basic climbing skills from there are required to reach ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the distance is short, this trip requires navigating along a mostly cross-country route to the base of some summit ...

  • Desolation Valley

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    Echo Lake, CA

    This memorable and beautiful hike pierces directly into the awe-inspiring Desolation Valley, in the heart of the Desolation Wilderness. The ?rst half of the hike ascends above Tamarack Lake ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  7.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This memorable and beautiful hike pierces directly into the awe-inspiring Desolation Valley, in the heart of the Desolation ...