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Echo Lakes Hiking Trail

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Address: Johnson Pass Road, NV
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This easy to moderate hiking trail passes Lower and Upper Echo Lakes as...

This easy to moderate hiking trail passes Lower and Upper Echo Lakes as well as many other lakes.

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Amazing!

I fell like I have been on some pretty nice hikes, been to some beautiful places, but this was awesome. Starting at a checkin for the PCT was cool enough anyway. See hikers on all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
rambuncious
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Morro Bay, California

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Morro Bay, California
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I fell like I have been on some pretty nice hikes, been to some beautiful places, but this was awesome. Starting at a checkin for the PCT was cool enough anyway. See hikers on all different legs of their journey. The trail itself is great. With the lakes to your left littered with gorgeous homes built by boat. The rock... More 

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Torrance, California
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This trail is easy in some places and moderate in others. It's very rocky and there are elevation changes along the way, but the views of the lakes are really beautiful, especially when you get above the upper lake and look down on them. The trail is marked pretty well, but it would be nice to know when you're at... More 

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DELHI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Inviting clean water and lush green surrounding - what more you can ask for if you are a nature lover. Lake has two parts and these to sides of lakes have a narrow joining strait. Banks are not very deep and in summer heat it was so refreshing to take a dip in cold lake water. After I had my... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Fairly easy hike with no major inclines (from south to north echo lake). We had 2 teenagers, a tween and a 5 year old with us; all of whom had a blast. Especially once we reached north Echo lake where we all got to swim and jump off the dock (the one with the water taxi sign). Bring sun block,... More 

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1 Thank Susan K
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Thought it would be better from reading about it. The two mile uphill climb over loose, shifting rocks with no shade was actively unpleasant in the summer. The boat taxi ride was fun though, and once you make it to the turnoff to Lake in the Woods then the trail is pretty. But two miles of loose rocks -- not... More 

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1 Thank Darrick P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

It's 12 miles to go in two ways, 5 lakes. Lakes are amazing. You can take a water taxi from Lower Echo Lake to Upper Echo Lake, it can save you 2 miles and costs $12 per person.

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2 Thank Anna B
Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Echo Lake is soo pretty. Go to the end of the second lake to the taxi/telephone area and follow the lake trail for another few minutes. There are picnic tables and a perfect resting spot. You can retrace your 2.5 mile trail or take the water taxi back to the parking lot.

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6 Thank Suzanne J
Santa Monica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Even though it's a bit out of the way, this hike is amazing. You have a fairly flat trail, great view of the two lakes and plenty of awesome scenery. It's not too hot as you are in and out of the sun. We took about 1-1/2 hours to go one way and an hour on the way back. Many... More 

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8 Thank ppmomofive
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

On July 4th when all the traffic is headed to Lake Tahoe, we backtracked a bit back up 50 to get to Echo Lake. The little "resort" has a store and we got a yummy turkey sandwich and fruit milkshake before the hike. Mmmmmm. It was a very warm day, but there are some shady spots on the hike which... More 

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4 Thank Beth M
Walnut Creek, California
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Beautiful lake and hiking trail. We stopped here on our way back to the Easy Bay. It was worth the short drive down a scary one way lane road.

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