There's a steep hike up from either the Bayview or Eagle Falls trailheads, but the lakes of Desolation are a perfect summer destination.
Place Category: State Parks
Washoe Meadows State Park consists of meadows and woodlands in the valley at the base of the escarpment leading to Echo Summit. The park was named for the Native Americans who inhabited the area for thousands of years.
The park lands are completely undeveloped, and the local trail system is not marked. However, local walkers and runners regularly use the park, and it is relatively easy to keep your bearings. In winter, the park is popular for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and the adjacent golf course hosts a snowmobile course.