Echo Summit Trailhead

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Place Category: TrailheadsPlace Tags: Hiking&Backpacking, Tahoe/Truckee, and TahoeRimTrail

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    Trailhead for the Tahoe Rim Trail | 34.7 miles to Barker Pass | 15.3 miles to Big Meadow

    The Tahoe Rim Trail Echo Summit trailhead straddles Highway 50, and parking is available near the Adventure Mountain sledding hill. Bikes are not permitted on most of this section, as the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Pacific Crest trail overlap until 10.4 miles south of the trailhead.

    • Echo Summit  – Tahoe Rim Trail North to:
      • Lower Echo Lake 2.2 miles
      • Lake Aloha  8.2 miles
      • Gilmore Lake 13 miles (add 1.6 miles for Mt Tallac summit)
      • Dicks Lake  18 miles
      • Middle Velma Lake  20 miles (and the last reliable water source on this section)
      • Barker Pass Traihead  34.7 miles


    • Echo Summit – Tahoe Rim Trail South to:
      • Showers Lake  8.3 miles
      • Round Lake  12.4 miles
      • Big Meadow Trailhead  15.3 miles
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