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Recommended Routes in Eldorado National Forest - 9

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Favorite Looking back at Round Top Lake from the summit of Round Top.
Difficult

Round Top Loop

6.9 mi 11.2 km 2,162' Up 658.89 m Up 2,162' Down 658.97 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Carson Spur
Intermediate/Difficult

Thunder Mountain

7.9 mi 12.8 km 1,858' Up 566.35 m Up 1,858' Down 566.26 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite The view down to Leland Lakes from Schmidell Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rockbound Trail to Leland Lakes

10.4 mi 16.7 km 2,719' Up 828.65 m Up 1,528' Down 465.84 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite The deep forested trail.
Intermediate

Fleming Meadow Trail #8

7.2 mi 11.7 km 1,018' Up 310.14 m Up 1,024' Down 312.09 m Down

Pollock…, CA
Favorite Scenery along the trail.
Intermediate

Dangberg Loop

4.4 mi 7.0 km 650' Up 198.03 m Up 646' Down 196.85 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Grouse Lake Panorama
Intermediate/Difficult

Wrights Lake to Grouse Lake

4.5 mi 7.2 km 1,212' Up 369.32 m Up 1,212' Down 369.37 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Looking North East from Rockbound Pass - Lake Doris
Intermediate/Difficult

Lyons Lake via Lyons Creek Trail

9.9 mi 15.9 km 1,601' Up 488.01 m Up 1,601' Down 488.02 m Down

Pollock…, CA
Favorite Lower Kinney Lake and the (smoke filled) Carson River Valley.
Easy/Intermediate

Upper Kinney Lake via PCT

4.1 mi 6.5 km 483' Up 147.14 m Up 482' Down 147.02 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Round Top
Intermediate/Difficult

Winnemucca Lake and Elephant's Back

6.8 mi 11.0 km 1,112' Up 338.84 m Up 1,111' Down 338.72 m Down

South L…, CA

Eldorado National Forest Hiking

  • 250 Miles 403 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 34 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eldorado National Forest - 40

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75.9 mi 122.2 km #1PCT: Sonora Pass to Echo Lake
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridgeport, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridgeport, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Twin Lakes Trail #16E12
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Round Top Summit Trail
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Waterfall Trail
Easy
Pollock Pines, CA
Easy
Pollock Pines, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #5Wrights Lake Bypass
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.3 mi 3.6 km #6Bloodsucker #16E14
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Showers Lake, Little Round Top peak from Schneider Cow Camp, h…
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8Shealor Lake Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Round Top Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #10Camp Irene Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of Eldorado National Forest - 76

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On trail to Showers Lake with views of Big Meadow Creek area and South Lake Tahoe!
Feb 4, 2016 near South L…, CA
Coming up the trail about 2/3 the way to Lovers Leap. Looking north across highway 50 towards horse tail falls.
Nov 18, 2018 near South L…, CA
Panorama of Caples Lake and Round Top from Fourth of July Peak.
Jan 23, 2022 near South L…, CA
Shealor lake looking south
Jul 14, 2018 near South L…, CA
Beautiful Shealor Lake
Jul 14, 2018 near South L…, CA
Looking down the Summit City Creek Canyon
Jan 24, 2022 near South L…, CA
Three Sisters and Round Top from Fourth of July Peak.
Jan 23, 2022 near South L…, CA
Winnemucca Lake
Jan 23, 2022 near South L…, CA