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Good hike, not easy

This is a good hike, took us about 5 hours up and back to the upper lake. There are sections that... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Challenging but well worth the hike!

I hiked this trail today on July 4, and I was surprised that there weren't more hikers. My friend... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Sacramento, California
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A popular and challenging trail through 10 miles of scenic area.
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a good hike, took us about 5 hours up and back to the upper lake. There are sections that aren't too bad, but a good portion of the hike is walking on loose rock and climbing up and over rocks. Once you get...More

Thank calsand
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I hiked this trail today on July 4, and I was surprised that there weren't more hikers. My friend and I eventually teamed up with two guys who had two dogs. They had previously done the hike which was great since a few trail sections...More

3  Thank Gkylee
Reviewed 3 February 2016

An hour from Sacramento, the hike offers elevation, a beautiful evergreen forest, plenty of granite, and beautiful lakes. What more is needed?

Thank PGNevis
Reviewed 11 December 2015

A summertime hike. Do it as a day hike or take Some gear and spend some time. Steep going in from Big Bend/Rainbow tavern, but not far. Small, scenic lakes.

Thank rulysses
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I have backpacked this trail with the Boy Scouts. If you are not in good condition, don't try it. Beautiful High Sierra scenery, multiple Alpine lakes, not very crowded.

Thank Humbert100
Reviewed 30 October 2015

When told to “Take a hike” and “go jump in a lake”, I will gladly get off your nerves and go away. Needing to go away on a late summer afternoon, I took that hike and jumped in that lake on the Loch Leven Lakes...More

2  Thank NVJoe
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Hiked to Middle Loch Leven Lake. We are generally fast hikers, so it took 90 minutes there and a little less back. Had a lovely lunch stop at the lake. This is NOT near Sacramento, closer to Truckee or Soda Springs. Definitely has some climbing,...More

2  Thank Patty C
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Gorgeous Tahoe hike leading back to three lakes. Very well traveled, but there are some lesser visited back-routes. A great place spring through fall. Fun in Winter with snow shoes.

2  Thank traveller2332
Reviewed 6 September 2015

One of my favorite hikes in the Sierra. There are 3 lakes, they are sequential so you can hike to one and return, or two or all three. Moderate hike, beautiful lakes and the upper lake is great for swimming on a hot day. There...More

1  Thank calsun99
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Found this hike in a pamphlet at the Tahoe visitor center and it looked pretty good. According to the description, it was about 1.5 miles to the first lake and an easy to moderate hike. Well, let me tell ya, this might be easy to...More

5  Thank imatravel
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