Tamarack Trail Triangle Lake, Echo Peak, and Angora Lakes Loop

South Lake Tahoe, California

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Hikers searching for a more challenging adventure will find this loop trip to be right up their alley. Just locating the trailhead can be a daunting task for first-timers. From there, an unmaintained, primitive trail follows a stiff ascent up the canyon of the south fork of Glen Alpine Creek before gentler terrain leads to Triangle Lake and the summit of Echo Peak. The steep, off-trail descent from Echo Peak to Angora Lakes is the crux of the route, but a refreshing dip in the upper lake followed by a glass of world-famous, fresh-squeezed lemonade at Angora Lakes Resort are worthy rewards. An easy hike along roads and trail completes the return to the trailhead. The views throughout the trip of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding terrain are worth the trip alone.

Tamarack Trail: Triangle Lake, Echo Peak, and Angora Lakes Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Hikers searching for a more challenging adventure will find this loop trip to be right up their alley. Just locating the trailhead can be a daunting task for first-timers. From there, an unmaintained, primitive trail follows a stiff ascent up the canyon of the south fork of Glen Alpine Creek before gentler terrain leads to Triangle Lake and the summit of Echo Peak.

The steep, off-trail descent from Echo Peak to Angora Lakes is the crux of the route, but a refreshing dip in the upper lake followed by a glass of world-famous, fresh-squeezed lemonade at Angora Lakes Resort are worthy rewards. An easy hike along roads and trail completes the return to the trailhead. The views throughout the trip of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding terrain are worth the trip alone."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: South Lake Tahoe
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 2,750 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Season: Best mid-July through September
Local Contacts: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at 530-543-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Local Maps: ENF and LTBMU A Guide to the Desolation Wilderness

Tamarack Trail: Triangle Lake, Echo Peak, and Angora Lakes Loop Reviews

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This trail is no longer maintained or signed. Not for the feint of heart this is a tough but rewarding hike. Some knowledge of the area and a live for bushes is recommended.
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