Desolation Valley

Echo Lake, California 95721

Desolation Valley

Desolation Valley Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 to a saddle dotted with scattered meadows. The latter half then makes a loop connecting massive Lake Aloha with beautiful Lake of the Woods, offering sublime vistas."

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Trail Information

Echo Lake
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.9
Distance
1,325 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Duration
Best in summer and fall
Season
Waterfalls
Features
35 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe 96150; (530) 543-2600 www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
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