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168 mi 271 km of trail 10 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Bert's Cafe Tons of homemade items.
Jaliscos Great food. Always happy employes.
Obexers General Store Obexers is an amazing place for deli style food, great craft beers and friendly staff! We love Obexers!
Sprouts Cafe Tofu bowl? Don't do it. It doesn't have any flavor. Plenty of other things on the menu that are well worth your time and hard earned cash.
West Shore Cafe & Inn Makes Garwoods look like McDonalds
5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood CA — (530) 525-5200
West Shore Pizza Great pizza place on the West Side.
7000 Westlake Blvd, Tahoma CA — (530) 525-4771
Blue Angel Cafe & Catering Co. Great relaxed apres ski atmosphere, and good food.
California Main Lodge You can activate your EpicMix account right in the California Main Lodge cafeteria. Just look for the computers and EpicMix sign.
Goodfellas Pizza Me gustó la pizza de Goodfellas Pizza. Por $20 tuvimos una deliciosa pizza de pollo barbacoa con aguacate para 3 personas y nos sobró casi la mitad.
Himmel Haus The finest food and beer in South Lake Tahoe. The homemade pickles are legendary and they have Hacker on tap!!!
IHOP Put napkin under pancake plate to force syrup to flow to the side with room to collect it. Less spilling.
Lotus Pho surprisingly decent pho in Tahoe. grilled pork is also delicious. Thai tea is super strong, be prepared for caffeine high.
California Burger Co. Great burgers and live music
Driftwood Cafe Best breakfast in the village
Maya's Mexican Grill A tiny little place that has some delicious Mexican grub! Try the breakfast burrito with chorizo.
Taqueria Jimenez $1 tacos ftw.
Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza Not gunna lie... The pizza here was awesome!
The Loft Theatre-Lounge-Dining The table-side magician is amazing. Great restaurant, lounge, and gorgeous theatre with nightly shows.
Base Camp Pizza Good food and drinks. Very generous pours :)

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Gems in Desolation Wilderness - 1

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Featured Hikes in Desolation Wilderness - 10

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Trails in Desolation Wilderness - 22

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South Lake Tahoe, CA
65.2 mi 105.0 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
6.5 mi 10.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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10.4 mi 16.8 km
#3 Meeks Bay Trail
Tahoma, CA
10.4 mi 16.8 km Tahoma, CA
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2.5 mi 4.0 km
#4 Eagle Falls Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Bad / Closed
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Snowy, Icy - Very icy up to Eagle Lake. Beyond that, the trail becomes increasingly snowy and impossible to navigate without GPS.
24 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry: On 10-17-17, it was windy and cold but clear. There was just a storm in the last 2 days so there should snow now.
52 days ago
4.2 mi 6.7 km
#6 Bayview Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.2 mi 6.7 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Bad / Closed
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Snowy, Icy - Thick layer of snow on the higher elevations.
24 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
32.9 mi 52.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry: On 10-17-17, it was windy and cold but clear. There was just a storm in the last 2 days so there should snow now.
52 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry: On 10-17-17, it was windy and cold but clear. There was just a storm in the last 2 days so there should snow now.
52 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
7.7 mi 12.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
13.2 mi 21.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry: On 10-17-17, it was windy and cold but clear. There was just a storm in the last 2 days so there should snow now.
52 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.3 mi 2.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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1.8 mi 2.9 km
#13 Lost Lake Trail
Tahoma, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km Tahoma, CA
Unknown
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2.4 mi 3.9 km
#14 Glen Alpine Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry: On 10-17-17, it was windy and cold but clear. There was just a storm in the last 2 days so there should snow now.
52 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.7 mi 7.5 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry: On 10-17-17, it was windy and cold but clear. There was just a storm in the last 2 days so there should snow now.
52 days ago
3.3 mi 5.3 km
#18 Velma Lakes Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
Unknown
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