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Best Easy Day Hikes: Lake Tahoe
by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
This leg of the famous Pacific Crest Trail stretches from the
exposed granite slabs that border Lower Echo Lake to the
forested shore of the Upper Echo Lake. The hiking is easy
and the views arc north into the craggy silver heights of the
Top Trails Lake Tahoe
by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
Follow a segment of the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails to the east summit of Twin Peaks, from where hikers experience a fine view of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding terrain. From an open ridge along the Sierra Crest, just before the PCT/TRT junction, you’ll have additional views into the heart of Granite Chief Wilderness and the peaks of the more distant Desolation Wilderness.
Best Hikes Near Reno and Lake Tahoe
This leg of the fabled Pacific Crest Trail stretches from the granite slabs surrounding Lower Echo Lake to the forested shore of Upper Echo Lake. The hiking is easy and visually pleasing, especially at the outset where the route skirts the granite outcrops at the base of Flagpole Peak.
This is a beautiful trail. It can be challenging due to the high elevation. It is an easy hike that tends to be very crowded on weekends. You can take a boat across the lake to cut off some of the distance.
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