This popular trail near Lake Tahoe is about 5 miles round trip, and offers a moderate hike with the perfect summer afternoon reward - a jump in a lake!
Place Category: Lakes
Both John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail pass Thousand Island Lake, giving hikers significant and scenic routes to chose from. There are a few ways to Thousand Island Lake from trailheads at Agnew Meadows (near Mammoth Lakes) like High Trail, which is an 8.75-mile long section of Pacific Crest Trail that is full of sweeping panoramas. Beyond the junction with John Muir Trail, hikers will definitely want to venture up a less formal trail along the shore of Thousand Island Lake to get the best views of the lake, bringing the out-and-back distance for a day hike to Thousand Island Lake to at least 18 miles. Read more…