- Type: Hiking
NileGuide Expert Says:
Starting above Emerald Bay, it is one of the best sections of Desolation Wilderness, and not too difficult for the casual hiker.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Eagle Lake is the first stop on this trail at only a mile up.
- This trail is located on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe. Leading into the heart of Desolation Wilderness, this steep trail offers majestic views of the Sierra high country. Just a 20 minute walk, Eagle Lake is a popular short hike. A longer hike will lead you to the three Velmas, Dicks, and Fontanillis lakes.
This is a very popular and congested area. There is a parking fee at this trailhead. A wilderness permit is required for this trail. Day hikers can obtain a permit at the self-service stations located at the trailheads. Overnight users must obtain a permit and pay fees in person from a Forest Service office or the Forest Service Visitor Center.
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