Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Ropi Lake

Echo Lake, California

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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 of the most picturesque corners of Desolation Wilderness. Beneath the rugged east face of majestic Pyramid Peak, the granite, glacier-scoured basin holds a plethora of lakes and ponds, most of which are not accessible by developed and maintained trail. Hikers and backpackers with rudimentary cross-country skills have a fantastic playground for exploration of the nooks and crannies of this alpine-like basin.

Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Ropi Lake Professional Review and Guide

"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 of the most picturesque corners of Desolation Wilderness. Beneath the rugged east face of majestic Pyramid Peak, the granite, glacier-scoured basin holds a plethora of lakes and ponds, most of which are not accessible by developed and maintained trail. Hikers and backpackers with rudimentary cross-country skills have a fantastic playground for exploration of the nooks and crannies of this alpine-like basin."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Echo Lake
Distance: 13
Elevation Gain: 1,490 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Best mid-July to mid-October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Local Maps: ENF and LTBMU A Guide to the Desolation Wilderness

Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Ropi Lake Reviews

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7/8/2010
Nice easy backpacjking trail 3-4 miles to a splendid little lake. Secluded and quiet under the gaze of Pyramid Peak.
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9/13/2008
This was a very cool trail.It does get pretty rough in some places. We had a nice lunch at lake of the woods.
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