Dardanelles Lake is a hiking and biking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 7,822 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 390 feet.
Dardanelles Lake Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hiking on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) means an outstanding trail and even better scenery. Begin with Big Meadow itself, a broad, ﬂower-filled meadow where ﬂowers, grasses, and trees are visibly and audibly alive with insects, birds, and small mammals. End with a refreshing dip in a beautiful mountain swimming hole."
--Jordan Summers, Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This hike takes you through expansive meadows, across clear streams, and past numerous wildflowers to visit two magnificent, cliff-bordered lakes that offer good swimming and camping. You must obtain a permit for this hike. Call Eldorado National Forest Information Center for more information."
--John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares, 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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