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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 Go straight for Upper Kinney Lake.
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 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 Grouse Lake Panorama
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 Destination Round Top etched and Lake Winnecucca covered by April's snow.
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 Running

  • 243 Miles 392 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 32 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eldorado National Forest - 38

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Round Top Summit Trail
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Waterfall Trail
Easy
Pollock Pines, CA
Easy
Pollock Pines, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #3Twin Lakes Trail #16E12
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Wrights Lake Bypass
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Very Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.3 mi 3.6 km #5Bloodsucker #16E14
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Showers 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 #7Shealor Lake Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #8Round Top Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #9Lyons #16E13
Intermediate/Difficult
Pollock Pines, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Pollock Pines, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10Winnemucca Lake Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of Eldorado National Forest - 57

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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
Shealor lake looking south
Jul 14, 2018 near South L…, CA
Beautiful Shealor Lake
Jul 14, 2018 near South L…, CA
Slick Rock sunset
Aug 17, 2018 near South L…, CA
A beautiful though murky lake near the Shealor Lake Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near South L…, CA
We found an amazing giant slab on our way to another, quieter unnamed lake on the Shealor Lake Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near South L…, CA
We reached the top of the ridge in under a half hour and the views were great! We could spot people already swimming through our binoculars not far from the Shealor Lakes Trail.
Feb 5, 2016 near South L…, CA
Schneider Cow Camp from Caples Lake, Eldorado N.F.
Feb 4, 2016 near South L…, CA