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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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Beautiful but crowded with little shade

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea D

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 you see the lake below. There is parking at bottom by chalet which is reserved... More 

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St. George, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Tahoe for a nice hike near town. Get there early!!!!!

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Thank StaceyDoll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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 round trip and quite easy. Minimal elevation just rough rocky terrain so you need to... More 

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Thank Jamie M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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.

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Thank 68Z28
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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 just that. Had a nice picnic at Tamarack Lake, then caught the boat coming back.... More 

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Thank Donna Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We came here for spring break and went snowshoeing on the Ridge Loop. The views are breathtaking! It's a great place to ski too, many of the people there were on skis. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Nicholas B
Morro Bay, California
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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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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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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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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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