Alpine Meadows to Five Lakes

Tahoe City, California 96146

Alpine Meadows to Five Lakes

Alpine Meadows to Five Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"If giant slabs of granite, alpenglow sunsets, and shimmering alpine lakes sound good to you, then the trek to Five Lakes from Alpine Meadows in Tahoe is a must-visit. In addition, you and your dog will get a fantastic workout as you climb along this beautiful trail and into the pristine Granite Chief Wilderness, which surrounds the lakes."

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Trail Information

Tahoe City
Nearby City
1,147 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2.5–3 hours or overnight
Mid-July through October
Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Tahoe City, USGS Granite Chief
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018