Desolation Wilderness

Upper Echo Lake, Desolation Wilderness

Upper Echo Lake, Desolation Wilderness

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South Lake Tahoe,  California
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Almost 64,000 acres filled with 100-plus alpine lakes, lots of trout, granite peaks, and miles of trails for day hiking and backpacking. Permit required for day use (free, available at most trailheads) and overnight use (from $5, available at the Pacific Ranger District, 530/647-5415).
Last Reviewed February 2012
  • Address

    22 miles south of Tahoe City on State 89
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 

  • Contact

    www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
    530/543-2600

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