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Maggie's Peak

 4.4 (8)

Length


4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


1,657' 505 m

Ascent

-1,656' -505 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

8,477' 2,584 m

High

6,820' 2,079 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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All Clear 25 days ago

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A short hike with a lake, optional swimming, and superb view.

Nick Wilder

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Family Friendly Though somewhat steep, you get a lot of rewards for your efforts.

Overview

With a combination of an alpine lake, swimming option, and the superb views from Maggie's Peak, this hike packs a lot of bang for your buck!

Description

From the Bayview trailhead, take a right (left is Cascade Falls Trail) and start up steep switchbacks. Before long - about a mile - you'll reach the wilderness boundary and then a ridge with big views of Lake Tahoe. You'll soon hit Granite Lake. The trail stays above the water, but you can trivially hop down to the lake for a swim, or this could be your destination if you're looking for a short hike. Continuing on the far side of the lake, more switchbacks take you up to a saddle.

From the saddle on the Granite Lake Trail, take a left on the Maggie's Peak Summit Spur and wander through open forest and boulders to the summit. Enjoy huge views of Mt. Tallac, the Crystal Range, and of course Granite Lake, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe.

Once you've taken your time to appreciate your gorgeous surroundings, turn around, and head back down the Granite Lake Trail to return to the trailhead and your vehicle.

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Aug 10, 2018
Josh C
4mi
May 30, 2018
Fabio Zaffalon
5.2mi
May 27, 2018
Marc Daniel
With Paul and Luma
May 26, 2018
Claire Hiles
7.5mo pregnant, 2 dogs, snow at top
May 13, 2018
J D
Apr 14, 2018
Aaron V
4.5mi
Aug 27, 2017
Angela Schneider
Elevation gain begins right at trailhead. Heart rate elevates quickly & stays elevated. 4.8mi
Aug 24, 2017
David Celichowski
4.6mi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 8 votes

#5

in Lake Tahoe

#1583

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  4.4 from 8 votes
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#5

in Lake Tahoe

#230

in California

#1,583

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2,657 Since Aug 17, 2016
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