Echo Lakes Hiking Trail, Lake Tahoe (Nevada)

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Echo Lake, is the name of a glacial lake—summer reservoir located in El Dorado County, eastern California, United States.GeographyEcho Lake is in the Sierra Nevada, and within the El Dorado National Forest. The lake is approximately 2mi from Highway 50 at Echo Summit.The lake is divided into two sections; an Upper lake, and a Lower lake. The elevation of Echo lake is maintained in summer months with a dam at 7414ft above sea level.There has been little development beyond lakeside cabins.
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  • Very cool day hike, we did this in mid August. The hike is pretty easy for the most part, little elevation gain, most of the time you walk along lower echo lake and eventually reach the smaller lake, ...  more »
  • We took the boat from Echo Chalet across to trail then hiked back. Or you can hike and take boat back or hike out and back. It's $14 per person one way which is pretty spendy. Oh well! Great scenery!  more »
  • We walked Echo Lakes on a bright and sunny, early November day. Apparently it gets crowded in the summer, but on the day we visited, we only met a few other people and pooches on the trail. In the sum...  more »
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