Echo Lakes to Lake Aloha
ElevationAscent: 1,434' 437 m
Descent: -1,436' -438 m
High: 8,340' 2,542 m
Low: 7,424' 2,263 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Lakes, peaks, and lots of people can all be found on this section of the Pacific Crest Trail.”— Nick Wilder
Pass a wildflower-filled meadow at 4.5 miles and continue past several junctions until you reach Lake Aloha. Enjoy the lake, perhaps a swim and a picnic, and then take a left at Lake of the Woods Trail.
Skirt around the lake, enjoy the views, then take a left on the PCT to Lake Aloha Trail (17E39). This will quickly get you back to the PCT and your return run back to Echo Lakes.
There are a smattering of camping areas dotted along the way if you'd like to extend your journey.
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Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes, History & Background
Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office
Oct 3, 2019: Prescribed fire operations continue in Tahoe Basin
Oct 1, 2019: Taylor Creek area closure focuses on public safety