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HikeMilesVerticalTimeRating
South Lake Tahoe
Mount Tallac (2012)
[Desolation Wilderness]
9.4
3350
9:34
10
A return trip to the the top of Mount Tallac, with one of the best views in North America.
Desolation Wilderness Loop
[Desolation Wilderness]
32.4
6060
32:07
10
A 5-day backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness including at least 11 different lakes and magnificent mountain views.
Mount Tallac
[Desolation Wilderness]
10.0
3200
8:36
10
Meeks Bay to Eagle Falls
[Desolation Wilderness]
18.5
3780
19:25
9
A 4-day backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness to 9 different lakes.
Freel Peak
[Eldorado National Forest]
11.0
3680
9:33
9
Mt. Tallac from Lily Lake
[Desolation Wilderness]
11.6
3330
9:06
9
Granite Lake
[South Lake Tahoe]
2.0
980
4:24
8
A short hike to a nice alpine lake with great views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe.
Cascade Falls 2006
2.0
405
2:10
8
Great views above Cascade Lake, leading to the feeder creek for Cascade Falls.
Cascade Falls
2.0
405
1:56
8
Rubicon Trail
[D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park]
9.0
1275
4:30
8
Dardanelles and Round Lakes
9.6
1720
5:59
7
Moderate hike across a meadow to two little lakes.
Taylor Creek Snowshoe Hike
[Eldorado National Forest]
2.0
150
3:53
7
A short and simple out and back snowshoe hike to the Fallen Leaf Lake dam.
Eagle Lake
[Desolation Wilderness]
2.0
435
1:20
7
Echo Peak
[Eldorado National Forest]
9.3
1600
5:35
7
Ralston Peak
7.0
2920
5:34
7
A steep climb up to a view of lakes in the Desolation Wilderness. Not much to see on the way up, and the views from the top were marred by smoke.
Grass Lake (Desolation Wilderness)
[Desolation Wilderness]
5.9
800
4:36
7
A moderate 6 mile round trip hike to a pretty little lake in the Desolation Wilderness.
Angora Lakes
[Eldorado National Forest]
1.0
270
1:05
6
Balancing Rock
[D.L. Bliss State Park]
1.0
110
0:30
6
Short little walk to an interesting rock formation.
Skunk Harbor
[Desolation Wilderness]
3.1
560
2:41
6
A short hike to a pretty cove on the shores of Lake Tahoe, great for swimming.
Horsetail Falls
[Eldorado National Forest]
3.0
675
1:55
6
Lake Tahoe 2006 Trip
[trip report]
A visit to Fallen Leaf Lake, and a short hike to Frog Lake.
Sorensen's 2008 Trip
[trip report]
A weekend trip based at Sorensen's Resort in Hope Valley, with two great short hikes to alpine lakes.
Lake Tahoe October 2001
[trip report]
Lake Tahoe Fall 1999 Report
[trip report]
Lake Tahoe Nov 1999 Trip Report
[trip report]
Lake Tahoe Trip Report
[trip report]
Meyers Trip
[trip report]
A 4-day 3-night trip to the Meyers area (south of Tahoe), along with 2 moderate and one short day hike.
Tahoe Trip Winter 2011
[trip report]
A long weekend trip to South Lake Tahoe for a couple of nice short snowshoe hikes.
D.L. Bliss Trip
[trip report]
Camping near the beach, and two very short day hikes.
Carson Pass / Kirkwood Area
Round Top
[Mokelumne Wilderness]
6.3
2110
4:53
9
Frog Lake Snowshoe Hike
[Mokelumne Wilderness]
1.9
440
4:11
8
A beautiful snowshoe hike to a frozen lake, but with great views of the surrounding area along the way.
Shealor Lake
[Eldorado National Forest]
2.5
750
4:07
8
A short hike to a beautiful alpine lake, with some views of Silver Lake along the way.
Fourth of July Lake
[Mokelumne Wilderness]
8.8
2295
7:57
8
Thunder Mountain
[Eldorado National Forest]
3.0
1700
3:30
8
Winnemucca Lake
[Mokelumne Wilderness]
5.5
1245
5:11
8
Frog Lake
[Mokelumne Wilderness]
2.0
410
2:41
7
Short easy hike to a nice alpine lake.
Granite Lake
[Mokelumne Wilderness]
4.4
685
2:49
7
Lake Margaret
[Eldorado National Forest]
5.0
685
4:25
7
Granite Peak (near Silver Lake)
[Eldorado National Forest]
2.9
550
2:11
6
Short out and back to a small lake near Silver Lake.
Mokelumne Wilderness
[trip report]
2002 Woods Lake Trip
[trip report]
A weekend trip based at Woods Lake campground on the edge of the Mokelumne Wilderness. Includes day hikes to Fourth of July Lake and Lake Margaret.
Donner Pass Area
Andesite Peak
[Tahoe National Forest]
4.0
1090
5:05
8
Castle Peak
[Tahoe National Forest]
6.5
1995
5:20
8
Lola's Lookout
[Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort]
10.0
1000
4:53
8
Mount Judah
[Tahoe National Forest]
4.0
1290
3:26
7
Bird's Rest
[Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort]
11.3
800
6:10
6
Lyle's Lookout
[Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort]
8.9
600
3:30
6
Uneventful snowshoe trip. The falling snow prevented a good view from the lookout.
Palisade Peak
[Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort]
8.0
600
3:30
6
A rain-hampered snowshoe hike at Royal Gorge.
Kyburz Flat
[Tahoe National Forest]
2.4
200
4:42
5
An easy short, flat snowshoe hike with some minimal views.
Donner Memorial Nature Trail
[Donner Memorial State Park ]
0.9
70
1:54
5
A very short snowshoe hike along a creek.
Truckee Trip Winter 2010
[trip report]
A weekend trip to Truckee and a short snowshoe hike to Kyburz Flat.
North Tahoe
Tinker Knob
[Tahoe National Forest]
15.0
4355
9:14
9
Mount Rose
[Mount Rose Wilderness, Nevada]
12.0
2580
8:07
8
Martis Peak Lookout
[Tahoe National Forest]
8.0
1745
5:38
7
Five Lakes
[Granite Chief Wilderness]
5.0
1205
3:51
7
High Country
[Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort]
7.0
1000
3:00
5
2001 Lake Tahoe Trip Report
[trip report]
West Tahoe
Ellis Peak
[Tahoe National Forest]
6.0
1790
4:35
8
Blackwood Canyon
[Tahoe National Forest]
5.0
210
3:59
5
Nevada Side
Tahoe Rim Trail - Spooner Lake North
[Lake Tahoe]
4.5
1105
4:02
7



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