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Desolation Wilderness: Trail Destinations

You will find a list below of destinations by trailhead.  The charts include the distance one way to the destination, the difficulty rating for that section of the trail, and the zone you will be in when you reach that destination.  Please also note that the west side trailheads are all on the Eldorado National Forest and the east side trailheads are all on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.  Selecting any of the west side trailheads below will take you to the Eldorado's web site.


West Side Trailheads (Eldorado National Forest):

Loon Lake Trailhead
Buck Island Trailhead
Van Vleck Trailhead
Rockbound Trailhead
Twin Lakes Trailhead
Lyons Trailhead
Pyramid Creek (Twin Bridges) Trailhead
Ralston Trailhead
Echo Trailhead


East Side Trailheads (Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit):

Echo Lakes Trailhead
Glen Alpine Trailhead
Mount Tallac Trailhead
Bayview Trailhead
Eagle Falls Trailhead
Meeks Bay Trailhead