Echo Summit Trailhead

Kirkwood, California

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Reversing Trip 10 and following a section of the renowned PCT/TYT, this journey between Hwy. 88 and Hwy. 50 exposes hikers to a variety of scenery, including dense forests, verdant meadows, lovely Showers Lake, and grand views of the Upper Truckee River drainage.
Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

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Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

by Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett (Wilderness Press)

Reversing Trip 10 and following a section of the renowned PCT/TYT, this journey between Hwy. 88 and Hwy. 50 exposes hikers to a variety of scenery, including dense forests, verdant meadows, lovely Showers Lake, and grand views of the Upper Truckee River drainage.

©  Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Kirkwood
Distance: 13.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Season: Early July - Late August
Trailhead Elevation: 8,557 feet
Top Elevation: 9,000 feet
Local Contacts: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Eldorado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Caples Lake, Echo Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Echo Summit Trailhead

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