Tahoe-Yosemite Trail Meeks Bay to Tallant Lakes

Meeks Bay, California

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Along the north section of the famed Tahoe- Yosemite Trail, hikers follow Meeks Creek from its placid terminus at Meeks Bay upstream into Desolation Wilderness along a raucous course to its headwaters below Phipps Pass. The upper canyon boasts a string of seven picturesque lakes, precious jewels known locally as the Tallant Lakes, offering excellent opportunities for fishing, swimming, camping, or simply relaxing. Backpackers and equestrians with extra time will find plenty of connecting trails providing several options for lengthier journeys into the heart of the backcountry.
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by Mike White (Wilderness Press)

Along the north section of the famed Tahoe- Yosemite Trail, hikers follow Meeks Creek from its placid terminus at Meeks Bay upstream into Desolation Wilderness along a raucous course to its headwaters below Phipps Pass. The upper canyon boasts a string of seven picturesque lakes, precious jewels known locally as the Tallant Lakes, offering excellent opportunities for fishing, swimming, camping, or simply relaxing. Backpackers and equestrians with extra time will find plenty of connecting trails providing several options for lengthier journeys into the heart of the backcountry.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Meeks Bay
Length: 16
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8 hours
Season: Late July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Sugar Pine Point State Park
Topo Map: Tahoe-Yosemite Trail: Meeks Bay to Tallant Lakes Topographic Map
Guide Book: Top Trails Lake Tahoe Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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