Desolation Wilderness

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165 mi 266 km of trail 10 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 21 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Bert's Cafe Tons of homemade items.
Jaliscos Great food. Always happy employes.
Taqueria Jalisco Best Mexican food and best service in town!
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.
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.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Jello shot girl roaming the bar? Uh..
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.
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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Trails in Desolation Wilderness - 21

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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
All Clear
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Dry
65 days ago
10.4 mi 16.8 km
#3 Meeks Bay Trail
Tahoma, CA
10.4 mi 16.8 km Tahoma, CA
All Clear
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49 days ago
2.5 mi 4.0 km
#4 Eagle Lake Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
32.9 mi 52.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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4.2 mi 6.7 km
#8 Granite Lake Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.2 mi 6.7 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
7.7 mi 12.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.3 mi 2.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry
65 days ago
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
13.2 mi 21.2 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
Minor Issues
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Some Mud, Fallen Trees - 07-18-2017: I hopped on Lost Lake trail from Sugar Pine State Park via the General Creek trail. 13 miles round trip. It was a tough trail! There were still a bunch of fallen trees from this last brutal winter and some sections were still muddy with standing water, which meant lots of annoying mosquitos! Thankfully, the mosquitos were contained to short sections. The General Creek crossing wasn't obvious and the post that used to mark it had fallen over. It blended in well with all the other brown sticks on the forest floor. All in all, the trail was pretty, as are most of the trails in the Tahoe area, but I didn't find it to be spectacular. In my opinion, it was a very long distance for minimal reward. This is not a trail I'd hit up twice!
90 days ago
2.4 mi 3.9 km
#14 Glen Alpine Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry
65 days ago
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
Unknown
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.7 mi 7.5 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
All Clear
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Dry
37 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
Unknown
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, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km , CA
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