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Address: Johnson Pass Road, NV
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Beautiful hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Santa Monica
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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Walnut Creek, California
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54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Although I lived only 1 1/2 hours away from Echo, I have never been hiking up here. Wow, now I know what I've been missing! We left Sacramento just after 9:30 am on a Saturday and with one quick bathroom stop halfway there, we arrived to almost a full parking lot. Luckily, we managed to find a good place to... More 

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Reno, NV
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113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Echo Lakes are easily accessed by car a short distance south of Lake Tahoe. At the lakeside resort (somewhat overstated, it's pretty basic) you can take a shuttle boat through lower and upper Echo Lakes, with pretty views, and then walk the Tahoe Rim Trail to the gorgeous Lake Aloha, about 3.5 miles one way of fairly easy hiking. Nice... More 

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Saint Louis, MO
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We took the water taxi and planned to follow the trail to Aloha Lake. AFter following the markers toward Aloha we came upon one that did not show Aloha, so we took the trail to the left that appeared to be less traveled than the others. After following this trail for only a few hundred yards we came upon a... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

What a lovely spot! Awe inspiring views and lovely cool lake swimming. Take the boat over and hike back, you won't regret it. And then on to Tahos!

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Address: Johnson Pass Road, NV
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)

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