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Christmas Valley

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Recommended Routes in Christmas Valley - 1

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Favorite Big Meadow, heading north back towards the trailhead
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Big Meadow Trailhead to Dardanelles Lake

7.7 mi 12.4 km 1,309' Up 398.93 m Up 1,309' Down 398.88 m Down

South L…, CA
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Christmas Valley Hiking

  • 26 Miles 42 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Christmas Valley - 4

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18.1 mi 29.1 km #1TRT: Big Meadow to Echo Lake
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #2Dardanelles Trail #18e05a
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Scotts Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #4Christmas Valley Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of Christmas Valley - 17

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Fooling around on a rock in Eldorado National Forest!
Feb 4, 2016 near South L…, CA
On trail to Showers Lake with views of Big Meadow Creek area and South Lake Tahoe!
Feb 4, 2016 near South L…, CA
TRT Big Meadows TH
May 1, 2016 near South L…, CA
Big Meadow, heading north back towards the trailhead
Oct 30, 2018 near South L…, CA
This is a great fishing lake for Trout.
Oct 30, 2018 near South L…, CA
Morning at Round Lake after an overnight snow dusting in the middle of June 2020.
Jun 17, 2020 near South L…, CA
Looking north across Round Lake.
Jun 17, 2020 near South L…, CA
I scaled the rock face at the base of Dardanelles Lake, most of the way up. Very windy but amazing view. Can even see South Lake Tahoe deep in the background.
Jun 2, 2023 near South L…, CA

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