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A place to lose yourself

While in Tahoe on business, I was able to get out for an afternoon and took to the trails around... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2015
onethousandanswers
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Virginia
Desolation wilderness is not so desolate

Signed up for a meet-up hike to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. The hike up was less than 4 miles... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2015
HIChico-Management
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Chico, California
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A great place for hiking, located near San Francisco.
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Sep 8, 2015
“A place to lose yourself”
Aug 13, 2015
“Desolation wilderness is not so desolate”
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

While in Tahoe on business, I was able to get out for an afternoon and took to the trails around Desolation Wilderness. For little effort/distance you can find some impressive views and lakes. Back country camping looks like it would be awesome (I envied all...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2015

Signed up for a meet-up hike to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. The hike up was less than 4 miles with an elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet ( you start high). Easy marked dirt trail then on the granite there were stones lined...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2014

Reservations need to be made in advance but this area is absolutely gorgeous! You can take a boat taxi across Echo Lake to Tamarack Lake is only 1 mile (though mostly uphill). From there, we set up camp and did day hikes to the other...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed September 3, 2014

A wonderful backpacking destination, I visited on labor day weekend (which generally means lots of crowds), this was not so. We camped at a location (wilderness permit required), and there was only one other camping group there (on the other side of the lake). The...More

1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Desolation Wilderness is by far the best backpacking area I've every been to. I've been there about half a dozen times and it never fails to astonish me. Desolation wilderness boasts dozens of hikes from gentle hikes to strenuous ones over 10 miles. There are...More

2  Thank Nameer H
Reviewed December 12, 2011

We went to Lake Tahoe to ski, but because of the lack of snow decided to go for a hike. We hiked the Eagle Falls trial to Velma Lakes and had a great time. The hike was pretty strenuous with about 2000 feet of elevation...More

Thank Matt K
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tatin
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Lashelle J |
Did you ever find any cabins?
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Tammy K
June 5, 2016|
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Generally, you don't need a wilderness permit for day hiking.
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