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Amazing day hike!

Very cool day hike, we did this in mid August. The hike is pretty easy for the most part, little... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Eduardo P
Iowa City, Iowa
Fun hike!

We took the boat from Echo Chalet across to trail then hiked back. Or you can hike and take boat... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
via mobile
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This easy to moderate hiking trail passes Lower and Upper Echo Lakes as well as many other lakes.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Johnson Pass Road, NV
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Very cool day hike, we did this in mid August. The hike is pretty easy for the most part, little elevation gain, most of the time you walk along lower echo lake and eventually reach the smaller lake, upper echo lake. This is a nice...More

1  Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We took the boat from Echo Chalet across to trail then hiked back. Or you can hike and take boat back or hike out and back. It's $14 per person one way which is pretty spendy. Oh well! Great scenery!

Thank aztravelgrl
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We walked Echo Lakes on a bright and sunny, early November day. Apparently it gets crowded in the summer, but on the day we visited, we only met a few other people and pooches on the trail. In the summer, there is a water taxi...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 15 October 2016

After sitting in construction traffic attempting to get to Emerald Bay, we decided to head the opposite way to Echo Lakes trail. It was a crazy drive, hairpin turns, narrow roads, but led to a parking lot with restrooms and access to the Echo Lake...More

Thank Lisa627
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We decided to take the water taxi to upper lake and hike back to the chalet. It was a very nice and not difficult hike, with beautiful views of the lake along the way. There is some shade, especially in the beginning, but considerable exposure...More

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Road is steep and narrow so cars have to pass slowly. Google maps told me I had arrived about a mile too early. You need to proceed up the hill, to right of Snow Park, then another mile past tent style cabins, then downhill until...More

1  Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Unfortunately we drove there on a Sunday arriving about 10:30am to find that there was no parking available. We drove up and down the narrow road and through the parking lots twice, with no luck. We left in frustration and drove back to South Lake...More

Thank StaceyDoll
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I love, love, love this trail. My husband and I hiked everyday for an entire week in Lake Tahoe and we came back to this trail for a second time. The first time we went to the taxi area and back. It is 5 miles...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a great family trail high above Lake Tahoe. Easiest way to visit Aloha Lake is via water taxi from Echo Bay.... $14/person each way. The boat ride is fun and is a relaxing end to a beautiful hike.

1  Thank 68Z28
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I've enjoyed hiking here several times. The nice thing is that if you bite off a bit longer hike than you can 'chew', you can plan on taking the boat ride back. We brought our daughter, her hubby and their two kids, and we did...More

Thank Donna Y
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