Alpine Meadows to Five Lakes

Tahoe City, California

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
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
1,147 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2.5–3 hours or overnight
Duration
Mid-July through October
Season
Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Tahoe City, USGS Granite Chief
Local Maps
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Jun 2018